Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Career Opportunities

Graduates with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology examine, evaluate, and apply theories and methods in workplace settings through continual improvement strategies, positive performance interventions, motivational principles, and values-based approaches in the organization.

Graduates build careers in business sectors such as human resources, training, marketing, organizational development, and organizational behavior. These industrial and organizational psychologists are prepared for careers as corporate researchers, consultants, trainers, and staff psychologists, as well as the pursuit of doctoral-level education.

Coursework

This program features 12 classes at 3 units each, totaling 36 units. Each course meets for eight weeks. The graduate learner typically takes one course at a time completing two classes each semester. The major core component is 15 units in length, while the second component consists of 21 units of a chosen emphasis area.

To earn the M.A. in Psychology, adult learners must complete all of the following courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0:

Core Courses15 units
APSY 500
Research and Evaluation Methods
3
APSY 510
Tests and Assessment
3
APSY 550
Professional and Ethical Issues
3
APSY 680
Research Project
3
APSY 690
Practicum
3
Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology21 units
APSY 530
Motivational Psychology
3
APSY 540
Personality
3
APSY 560
Group Work
3
APSY 590
Personnel Selection, Training, and Development
3
APSY 600
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
3
APSY 610
Organizational Behavior and Development
3
Elective3
Total36 units
Note: This information is current for the 2017 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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