The MS program in industrial/organizational psychology is designed for students whose interests lie in applying psychological principles to the work context. Students receive a comprehensive background in research methodology, personnel, and organizational psychology as well as related areas of psychology.

Courses in Specialization    (36 credits) 

Required Courses                 (18 credits)

PSY 9703

Design of Psychological Research 3


Applied Statistical Analysis 3

PSY 9796

Problems in Industrial Psychology I: Personnel Psychology 3

PSY 9797

Problems in Industrial Psychology II: Organizational Psychology 3

PSY 99301

Research Methodology (Thesis I) 3

PSY 99001

Research Methodology in Design of Psychological Research (Seminar I) 3

PSY 99302

Thesis (Thesis II) 3

PSY 99002

Research Seminar in Evaluation of Psychological Research (Seminar II) 3

Elective Courses                   (18 credits)

Students choose six electives in consultation with a graduate supervisor.  The following are examples of the type of elective courses offered:

PSY 9751

Leadership and Group Processes 3

PSY 9760

Psychometric Methods 

PSY 9786

Seminar in Contemporary Psychological Topics* 3


Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3

PSY 9800

Internship in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
   * Students may take PSY 9786 more than once if the topic is different.