Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
38 Hours

Major

38 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
CGS 5010
Graduate Seminar
2

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

PSY 5210
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
3

Provides a generalized overview of the history and development of the I/O psychology specialization. The theoretical underpinnings, research, models, and current applications of I/O psychology will be explored. Applications to the field, at the individual, group, and organizational level will be considered. Behaviors in the workplace and other organizational settings will also be examined. Major topics in I/O psychology will be introduced including: personnel psychology, testing and assessment, organizational behavior and development, training, performance management, motivation, communication, leadership, and group/team dynamics.

Prerequisite(s):
CGS 5010

PSY 5410
Statistics and Data Analysis
3

Emphasizes the use of statistics and data analysis to facilitate decision making. Explores how research questions and hypotheses influence statistical selection. Students will learn how to select, use, and interpret basic descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as how to read and interpret results in scholarly research articles. Foundations of psychological testing, psychometrics, reliability, and validity will be explored.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5210

PSY 5610
Research Methods
3

Examines common quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods in psychology. Provides students with the tools to design, conduct, and assess research.  Students develop an understanding of the scientific method of inquiry and the standards associated with conducting systematic empirical research. An examination of the procedures and principles involved with research, including problem formulation, literature review, measurement issues, sampling, research design, data analysis, and report writing, is provided.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5410

PSY 5710
Psychology of Leadership
3

Provides a comprehensive overview of psychological principles of leadership and leader development. Leadership theories, approaches, and models are evaluated and applied. Various assessments, interventions, and strategies related to leadership development will be examined. This course also allows students to apply leadership theories and leader development processes to their professional practices.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5210

PSY 5810
Psychology of Performance and Motivation
3

Examines psychological theories, concepts, and principles related to performance and motivation in the workplace. Current theory in motivation and emotion as it relates to the workplace will be covered.  Emphasis will be placed on measurement, and evaluation of motivation and performance.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5210

PSY 6110
Tests, Measurements, and Assessment in the Workplace
3

Analyzes the theory and practice of psychological measurement and assessment. Psychological testing and psychometrics, reliability, and validity indices, professional standards of test development and use, and the ethical/social/cultural issues of psychological testing and assessment will be explored. Examines the psychometric properties of different types of tests used in organizational settings. Administering, recording, scoring, analyzing, and summarizing test data will be examined and/or practiced.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5610

PSY 6310
Psychology of Training and Learning
3

Provides an overview of the major theories of learning. The implications of learning theories as they relate to workplace settings and needs will be explored. Emphasis will be given to the application of these theories to training and development in the workplace. Topics will include training needs analysis, training design, and program evaluation.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5610

PSY 6410
Psychology of Personnel Management and Human Resources
3

Examines psychological theories, methods, and approaches related to personnel and human resource management, and application to professional practice. Students will explore and apply evidence based practices in regard to personnel selection and placement, affirmative action and equal opportunity, appraisal, attitude measurement, job analysis, motivation of employees, organizational effectiveness, and change management within organizations. Ethical, legal, cultural, and global factors related to HR and personnel management will be explored.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5610

PSY 6510
Individual and Group Factors in the Workplace
3

Provides an overview of social, group, and multicultural factors affecting individual and group behavior. Topics include the development of attitudes, leadership roles, social perception/cognition, social influence, group dynamics, sources of conflict, emotion, and personality. Emphasis will be on how concepts, models, and theories help I/O psychology practitioners understand, assess, and improve the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5610

PSY 6810
Organizational Development, Change, and Consultation
3

Provides an examination of the consultation process as it applies to organizations in stages of development and change. Topics will include major consultation theories, ethics, roles, models, and the dynamics of the consultation relationship when working with organizations, groups, and individuals.  Students will explore organizational development/change strategies and approaches, assessment of needs, evaluation of change development/interventions, and the effects of change on employees and the organization.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5610

PSY 6990
Integrative Capstone in Psychology
3

Integrates theories, skills, and knowledge gained from previous courses. Students will be required to demonstrate their ability to analyze and apply psychological theory, models, research, and best practices to a comprehensive series of cases and tasks related to I/O psychology. This is the capstone course for the Master of I/O Psychology.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 5710, PSY 5810, PSY 6110, PSY 6310, 6410, PSY 6510, PSY 6810

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