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Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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.
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 Courses||15 units|
APSY 500Research and Evaluation Methods
APSY 510Tests and Assessment
APSY 550Professional and Ethical Issues
APSY 680Research Project
|Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology||21 units|
APSY 530Motivational Psychology
APSY 560Group Work
APSY 590Personnel Selection, Training, and Development
APSY 600Industrial and Organizational Psychology
APSY 610Organizational Behavior and Development