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Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.A.

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 39 hours

This program is designed for full-time students. It is helpful if students have taken introductory courses in general psychology, I/O psychology, social psychology, psychological testing or measurement, research methodology, and statistics.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission Requirement Snapshot

Entrance Exam: GRE

Application Deadline: January 1 (Fall)

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When applying for the terminal M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, applicants must send three letters of reference, official GRE scores directly to the Psychology Department, and send the graduate college application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies. The M.A. degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 39 semester hours of graduate coursework, including a master's thesis. The M.A. is oriented toward training students for careers in business, government, consulting, or going on to Ph.D. programs.

Program Requirements

Required Application Course (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

PSY 790Practicum I A: Professional Services


PSY 791Practicum I B: Professional Services


Required Courses (18 hours)

PSY 535Organizational Psychology


PSY 536Personnel Psychology


PSY 537Organizational Behavior Management


PSY 636Advanced Personnel Psychology


PSY 736Interventions in Social Systems


PSY 798Thesis


Note: Student must choose between PSY 537 and PSY 736.

Required Quantitative Courses (9 hours)

Select three from the following:

PSY 510Principles of Psychological Measurement


PSY 611Research Design


PSY 612Applied Multiple Regression and Correlation


PSY 613Multivariate and Correlational Methods


Electives (9 hours)

Psychology electives to be selected in consultation with the advisor.

Total: 39 semester hours