Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MA
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average. No more than two grades of C+, C, or C- (six semester hours) will be counted toward the MA degree.
Students must complete the following courses to complete the MA degree:
|PSYC 407||INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS||3|
|PSYC 462||ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|PSYC 463||PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY||3|
|PSYC 500||ADVANCED STATISTICS||3|
|PSYC 530||ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS||3|
|PSYC 699||MA INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICUM||3|
|or PSYC 690||MA THESIS|
|Four graduate Psychology courses at the 660+ level (I/O Topics courses) 2||12|
|One graduate Psychology course (400 level or higher)||3|
|One graduate Psychology, Business or Public Administration course (400 level or higher) 3||3|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
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 42 credit hours to obtain both degrees.
IO electives include PSYC 660, PSYC 661, PSYC 662, PSYC 663 (multiple sections), PSYC 664, PSYC 665, PSYC 666, PSYC 668, PSYC 669, PSYC 670, PSYC 671, PSYC 672, PSYC 673, or PSYC 684.
Any PADM or 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; may also be substituted with an additional I/O Psychology 66X Course
Students must complete one of the three capstone options to complete the program.
- Option 1: The internship/practicum option (PSYC 699) 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 (PSYC 690) 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 42 credit hours to complete the program. This option requires an additional form with explanation and approval of program faculty.
Students must be advised into a capstone option by an I/O faculty member. Students should meet with a program adviser or I/O 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 and make use of materials provided by the program director to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different. No more than two grades of C (not C-) may be applied toward the 36 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 4632||3|
|PSYC 4621||3||PSYC 500||3|
|PSYC 407||3||PSYC 66X3||3|
|Fall||Credit Hours||Spring||Credit Hours|
|PSYC 66X3||3||PSYC 66X3||3|
|PSYC 66X3||3||PSYC 690 or 699||3|
|PSYC 4XX4||3||PADM 4XX, PSYC 4XX, or BUS 4XX5||3|
|Total Credit Hours 36|
If PSYC462 is not offered and/or has already been taken, student should take PSYC463
If PSYC463 is not offered and/or has already been taken, student should take PSYC462
Can be any elective in I/O Psychology catalog; PSYC 660-673, or PSYC684.
General Psych 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 may be used. Additional IO electives may be used towards this requirement as well.
Any PADM 4XX or 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. May also substitute with an additional I/O Psychology or general Psychology elective.