Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MA, Dual Degree with MBA
Offered in: Chicago
Roosevelt offers both master's and doctoral degrees in psychology: the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). The MA degrees are in the areas of clinical, general psychology, clinical (counseling practice), and industrial/organizational psychology (including an option for combined IO MA/MBA). The PsyD is in clinical psychology.
This dual degree program allows select students to be concurrently enrolled in two sought-after degree programs. As a result of interdisciplinary cooperation between the College of Arts and Sciences and Heller College of Business, this highly structured offering allows qualified students to obtain both a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in I/O Psychology with a minimum of 19 courses (55 credit hours). Students may enter the dual program by adding the MBA, following the initial admission to the MA IO program, and after three of the four core courses indicated in the Requirements section are completed with a B (3.0) or better average.
The priority application deadline is March 1 for Fall Admission. Further consideration is done on a rolling basis, so long as space is available in the next cohort.
Required for admission:
- Completed application.
- Admissions essay (Personal Statement/Statement of Interest).
- GRE (general test).
- 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
- 18 undergraduate credit hours in psychology, business, economics or related fields, including coursework in statistics and research methods.
- Additional materials (such as letters of recommendation) may be requested, if the above are not enough to indicate a high probability of success in the program.
Roosevelt considers each applicant on an individual basis and seeks diversity in ethnic and cultural background, education and life experience, and sexual orientation. Applicants must meet the graduate admission requirements of the university as detailed in the Policies and Procedures section of the Admission web site and must have completed at least 18 credit hours in psychology at the undergraduate level with at least a 3.0 (B) average. Some students may be admitted with undergraduate deficiencies. In such rare cases, undergraduate courses may be taken concurrently with some graduate courses with the permission of the program director, but these courses will not earn graduate credit. Continuation in the program is conditional upon satisfactory completion of all undergraduate deficiencies.
Standards within program
- General GPA Standards: Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average. No more than two grades of C+, C, or C- (6 credit hours) may be counted toward the MA/MBA degrees. For information concerning grading and academic discipline, see the general university regulations for Academic Standing.
- Time limit: Students are allowed six years in which to complete the MA and MBA degrees, and only courses completed within six years of the time the student enters the program will be counted toward the degree.
- Academic integrity: The Department of Psychology holds graduate students to professional standards of academic integrity. The Department considers actions that present the work of another as one’s own to be unethical and inappropriate. Cheating and plagiarism are never tolerated. The department defines plagiarism as presenting the ideas or words of another as one’s own. Students must follow the rules for appropriate citation and quotation of the words of others, as outlined in the current edition of the American Psychological Association’s publication manual, in all papers and theses. Students who violate these standards regarding cheating and plagiarism will be considered for dismissal from the program.
- Ethical, professional, and interpersonal competency: Because the psychology programs prepare Master’s Level I/O Practitioners, the department is accountable to the public regarding the development of professional and ethical behavior. Thus, in addition to the evaluation of academic performance, students can be evaluated on appropriate professional, and interpersonal behavior. Students who fail to meet academic standards or fail to meet appropriate professional and interpersonal behavior expectations will be considered for dismissal from the program.
For further information, follow these links:
|INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS 1|
|ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 1|
|PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY 1|
|ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS 1|
|ACCT 405||ACCOUNTING FOR EXECUTIVES||3|
|FIN 408||FINANCE FOR DECISION MAKERS||3|
|INFS 401||INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||3|
|MGMT 423||PEOPLE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR||3|
|MGMT 489||STRATEGIC MANAGMENT -- SINGLE BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS||3|
|MKTG 406||MARKETING STRATEGY: THEORY & PRACTICE||3|
|PSYC 500||ADVANCED STATISTICS||3|
|Four 600-level Industrial Organizational Psychology electives 2||12|
|One 400-level Business elective 3||3|
|One 400-level Psychology elective 4||3|
|Thesis or Internship 5|
|PSYC 699||MA INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICUM||3|
|or PSYC 690||MA THESIS|
|Total Credit Hours||54|
Completion of 3 out of the 4 listed core courses with a B or better average is required to be accepted into the dual degree program.
IO electives include PSYC660, PSYC661, PSYC662, PSYC663 (multiple sections), PSYC664, PSYC665, PSYC666, PSYC668, PSYC669, PSYC670, PSYC671, PSYC672, PSYC673, or PSYC684.
Any graduate level course offered from Heller College of Business, which the student is eligible to take, and is not used toward other degree requirements may be used.
Any PSYC course at or above the 400-level, which the student is eligible to take, and is not used toward other degree requirements may be used. Additional IO electives may be used towards this requirement as well.
In extenuating circumstances, a 9-hour extended course option may be permitted through faculty approval in lieu of the Thesis or Practicum, bringing the credit hour requirement to a total of 61 credit hours to obtain both degrees
Students must complete one of the three capstone options to complete the program.
- Option 1: The internship/practicum option requires students to complete 400 hours of work in an organization and write a literature review paper under the supervision of an I/O faculty member. Psychology students may begin an internship/practicum after completing 18 credit hours and one relevant 660-level I/O course and having the practicum approval form signed by the internship committee chair.
- Option 2: The thesis option requires students to complete an original piece of primary research under the supervision of an I/O faculty member.
- Option 3: The course sequence option requires students to complete three additional courses as approved by their I/O Psychology faculty advisor, instead of thesis or internship credit. This option results in a total of 64 credit hours to complete the program. This option requires an additional form with explanation and approval of program faculty.
Students must formally select and successfully propose a capstone option prior to enrollment in courses. Students should meet with a program adviser and/or IO faculty member early in the program with any questions about the capstone options or eligibility for the different options..
Students who do not complete a thesis or other internship within the semester they registered for the thesis or practicum credit hours (PSYC 690 MA THESIS or PSYC 699 MA INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICUM; 3 credit hours) must maintain continued registration until completion of the project. A student must register for the appropriate zero-credit course (PSYC 690Y THESIS COMPLETION or PSYC 699Y PRACTICUM COMPLETION) EACH fall and spring semester until the project is completed. Students who have not maintained continuous registration for thesis or other final projects will be required to register for all intervening fall and spring semesters prior to graduation.
Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).
Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different. Be sure to pay extra attention to pre-requisite’s for future courses during planning. No more than two grades of C (not C-) may be applied toward the 55 hours used for the degree. A graduate course can only be repeated once; no more than two courses can be repeated.
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|PSYC 530||3||PSYC 4631||3|
|PSYC 4621||3||PSYC 500||3|
|PSYC 407||3||PSYC 66X2||3|
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|PSYC 66X2||3||PSYC 66X2||3|
|ACCT 405||3||FIN 408||3|
|INFS 401||3||MGMT 423||3|
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|MKTG 406||3||MGMT 4894||3|
|PSYC 66X2||3||BUS 4XX5||3|
|PSYC 4XX3||3||PSYC 699 or 690||3|
|Total Credit Hours 55|
PSYC462 or 463, whichever is offered that semester.
Can be any elective in I/O Psychology catalog between PSYC 660-684
Psychology Elective; Any PSYC course at or above the 400-level, which the student is eligible to take, and is not used toward other degree requirements.
Can NOT be taken concurrently with any pre-requisite courses.
Business Elective; Any graduate level course offered from Heller College of Business, which the student is eligible to take, and is not used toward other degree requirements.