Master of Science in Psychology: Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Program Coordinator: Chris Wright
Graduate Programs in Psychology
Application to a graduate program is completed through the Cal State Apply application process.
The graduate admission application must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for admission. The department accepts applications for the fall semester only, with a deadline of February 1st. The Master in Science programs generally require an interview during the admissions process.
Some of the Psychology graduate programs require applicants to submit the results of the Graduate Record Examination — verbal, quantitative, and writing sections. Applicants should check the current application of the program they are applying for requirements.
Students who intend to work toward the M.A. or the M.S. in Psychology must meet the prerequisites outlined within each concentration. Required undergraduate coursework that an applicant may not have completed can be rectified as the graduate advisor deems fit without being included as units toward completion of the master's degree
To advance to candidacy (graduation), graduate students must meet all the general requirements for the specific program in which they are involved.
Written English Proficiency Requirement
A score of 4.0 or better on the GRE Analytical Writing Test or equivalent.
Coursework in intermediate statistics and 15 units of Psychology coursework.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology the student will be able to:
- Conduct a review of scientific research and identify applications of theories related to employee selection, performance appraisal, training and development, worker motivation and attitudes, and teamwork and leadership in organizations.
- Conduct a job/task analysis, selection decision, training needs assessment, survey assessment within an organization.
- Apply legal and ethical guidelines to workplace problems.
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.S.) - 37 units
Data Collection and Analysis (7 units)
|PSY 770||Research Methods and Techniques||3|
|PSY 772||Applications of Multiple Regression to Psychological Research||4|
Core Industrial/Organizational (21 units)
|PSY 760||Seminar in Organizational Psychology||3|
|PSY 761||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||3|
|PSY 762||Seminar in Industrial Psychology||3|
|PSY 765||Industrial Training Program Development||3|
|PSY 766||Psychological Foundations of Organizational Change||3|
|PSY 768||Seminar to Accompany Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
|PSY 769||Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||3|
Electives (6 units)
Selected with the approval of an advisor. Examples include:
|COUN 720||Career Counseling||3|
|CSC 869||Data Mining||3|
|CSC 890||Graduate Seminar||3|
|DS 776||Data Analysis for Managers||3|
|LABR/ANTH 525||Diversity in the Workplace||3|
|MGMT 640||Managing Diversity in the Workplace||3|
|MGMT 656||Seminar in Managing Teams||3|
|MGMT 788||Management Principles and Organizational Behavior||3|
|PSY 740||Seminar in Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 742||Seminar in Survey Research||3|
|PSY 771||Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design||4|
|PSY 799||Supervised Selected Research||2-6|
|PSY 899||Independent Study||1-3|
Culminating Experience (3 units)
and Culminating Experience Examination
|PSY 898||Master's Thesis||3|