Program of Study
The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) requires a minimum of 32 hours for a master’s degree (M.S.). The MSIOP program is a 33-credit hour program designed to be completed in 16-months. Students are also required to complete an internship and a qualifying exam.
The curriculum complies with the Guidelines for Education and Training in I-O Psychology as recommended by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). According to the guidelines, graduates completing the I-O psychology program should possess certain competencies (i.e., general knowledge and skill areas, core content, and related competencies) needed to be successful in their I-O psychology careers.
The 16-month program is rigorous and demanding, yet productive and rewarding. Students are challenged and work hard to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their careers.
Experiential Learning and Professional Development
Hands-on learning are an essential part of the MSIOP experience and the program places an emphasis on applied skill acquisition and development. Students develop these skills by completing I-O psychology projects for local organizations through coursework and non-coursework opportunities. Organizations we have worked with are:
Student Alumni Mentoring
Our mentoring program brings students and alumni together to help students thrive in grad school, facilitate their professional development, and support their I-O career preparation. Each new student is assigned an MS/PhD alumni mentor who volunteer their time to actively listen, offer tips on navigating grad school challenges, and provide general career advice.