Catalog Year: 2021-2022
The MA in psychology is distinguished by its emphasis on basic research and the application of research to solve practical problems in families, industry, government, and health care settings. Because of the program’s proximity to Washington D.C., students have access to many employment and continuing education opportunities in research, academia, and consulting within government, public, and private settings.
The psychology MA offers the following concentrations:
While the department does not offer a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology, a master's degree in psychology with a concentration in clinical psychology is available for students who have been admitted to the doctoral program concentration in clinical psychology.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 30-32
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
Choose one concentration and complete the requirements therein.
For policies governing all graduate degrees, see AP.6 Graduate Policies.
The industrial/organizational psychology concentration trains students in the conduct and application of psychological research in work settings. Expertise can be developed in a variety of areas, including personnel selection, training, leadership, motivation, and human performance assessment.
|Select at least 10 credits of the following:||10|
|Evaluative Research in Psychology|
|PSYC 636||Survey of Industrial-Organizational Psychology||3|
|Select at least four courses from the following:||12|
|Organizational Change and Development|
|Industrial and Personnel Testing and Evaluation|
|Training: Psychological Contributions to Theory, Design, and Evaluation|
|Techniques in Industrial/Organizational Psychology|
|Behavior in Small Groups and Teams|
|Personality: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches|
|Social Bases of Behavior|
|Issues in Personnel Psychology|
|Psychology of Work Motivation|
|Behavior and Performance at Work|
Other PSYC graduate courses with permission of I/O faculty
|Select at least 1 credit from the following:||1|
|Practicum in Applied Psychology|
|Special Topics in Psychology 1|
When topic is IO Learning Series.
|Students complete the 32 credits required for this degree through additional coursework, including courses not listed above, within or outside the department, with prior approval of the graduate advisor. These courses are typically within statistics or specialized content.|