Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Part-time Study in the MAIOP Program
Part-time study in the MAIOP program is defined as two or fewer courses per trimester (up to six credits). The MAIOP program at UNH is very flexible to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Courses are offered in the evenings and on accelerated weekend schedules to allow part-time students to complete the program in a timely manner. Part-time students can complete the program in two or three years, depending on the number of courses taken per trimester.
Some MAIOP part-time students are currently working in either human resources or organizational development, and find the MAIOP program facilitates career progression. Other part-time students are in jobs unrelated to this field, but they find our program helpful in making a career transition. Still, other students find that the knowledge they gain from our program helps them to become better managers and leaders, regardless of whether they plan to work in this field.
Strong ties to the business community provide students with numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships, job-shadowing activities, and networking with area professionals. Also, students are provided with the resources to study for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam (a nationally recognized designation that demonstrates that an individual has mastered a key body of knowledge pertaining to the human resources field).
The large majority of MAIOP part-time students choose the practicum program option. The practicum involves completing an applied project in human resources, organizational development or a related area. More information can be obtained about the practicum by clicking on internship/practicum option.
Below is a sample program for part-time study for the 48-credit MAIOP degree. Note that some students take fewer courses per trimester, and take longer to finish. The program coordinator must approve waivers of required courses. Practicum I and II (6 credits) are very flexible in terms of when they are completed. That is, some students choose to register for, and complete the practicum while they are taking other courses. Others complete the practicum during their last trimester. See the practicum manual, practicum description form, and application to register for internship or practicum.
|Fall trimester||Winter trimester||Spring trimester||Summer session|
|First academic year||P619 (R)*
|Second academic year||P608 (R)
|Third academic year
* (R) indicates a required course.
** Possible substitutions for EC625 include EC687, EC679 or EC627.
|Required courses||Trimester Offered|
|EC 625 Industrial Relations||Fall|
|P 608 Psychometrics and Statistics||Fall|
|P 609 Research Methods||Winter|
|P 619 Organizational Behavior||Fall, Winter|
|P 620 Industrial Psychology||Winter|
|P 635 Psychological Testing in Industry||Spring|
|P 640 Industrial Motivation and Morale||Winter|
|P 645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||Spring|
|Selected elective courses||Trimester Offered|
|P 610 Program Evaluation||Spring|
|P 612 Consultation Seminar||Winter|
|P 644 The Performance Appraisal Process||Fall|
|P 643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I||Spring|
|P 646 The Psychology of Conflict Management II||Fall|
|P 647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings|
|P 628 The Interview||Fall, Winter|
|P 641 Personnel Development and Training||Fall|
|P 642 Organizational Development and Change||Every trimester|
|P 624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group||Winter|
|P 638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change||Varies|
|P 623 Psychology of the Small Group||Varies|
|MG 645 Management of Human Resources||Most trimesters|
|MG 663 Leadership and Team Building||Most trimesters|
|MG 667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace||Most trimesters|
|CO 621 Managerial Communication||Most trimesters|