Master of Science in Psychology: Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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Program Coordinator: Chris Wright

Graduate Programs in Psychology

Application to a graduate program is a two part process.

  • Part One is the University application submitted to the Division of Graduate Studies.
  • Part Two is the program application that must be submitted to the Psychology Department.

Part One and Part Two of 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 clinical and school psychology programs generally require an interview, during the admissions process.

Applicants to each psychology graduate program are required 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 to for the other requirements.

Students who intend to work toward the M.A. or the M.S. in Psychology must meet the prerequisites outlined at the beginning of each concentration.

Undergraduate deficiencies are to be rectified, as the graduate advisor deems fit, without being included as part of the program for a master's degree.

In order to advance to candidacy, graduate students must meet all the general requirements for the specific program in which they are involved.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One

Score of 4.0 or better on the GRE Analytical Writing Test

Level Two

Satisfactory completion of the Comprehensive Written Examination (PSY 896 and PSY 896EXM [0 units]) or PSY 898 Master’s Thesis.



Course work in intermediate statistics plus completion of 15 units in psychology.

Psychology (M.S.): Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology — Minimum 36 - 37 units

Data Collection and Analysis Courses

PSY 770Research Methods and Techniques3
PSY 771Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design3
or PSY 772 Applications of Multiple Regression to Psychological Research

Core Industrial/Organizational Courses

PSY 761Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
PSY 760Seminar in Organizational Psychology3
PSY 762Seminar in Industrial Psychology3
PSY 765Industrial Training Program Development3
PSY 766Psychological Foundations of Organizational Change3
PSY 768Seminar to Accompany Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSY 769Field Experience in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3

Electives (6 units)

from the following or other courses with approval of advisor

PSY 740Seminar in Social Psychology3
PSY 742Seminar in Survey Research3

Culminating Experience: 3 units

PSY 896Directed Reading (and PSY 896EXM Comprehensive Written Examination (0 units))3-6
PSY 898Master's Thesis3