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I/O Psychology Concentrations

Students may concentrate in (1) the industrial-human resources area, (2) the organizational development & consultation area, or (3) the field of conflict management. A concentration requires 12 credits of specific elective courses, which count as part of the 24 credits required in the elective option (thesis, internship/practicum, or approved electives) selected by the student. If a concentration is selected, the student must notify the program coordinator as well as the Registrar. A concentration is not required if the student’s educational or career goals can best be met without this specialization.

Required Courses

All students take 24 credits of required courses unless the program coordinator approves waivers.

EC 625 Industrial Relations
P 608 Psychometrics and Statistics (Prerequisite: undergraduate statistics)
P 609 Research Methods (Prerequisite: undergraduate statistics)
P 619 Organizational Behavior
P 620 Industrial Psychology
P 635 Psychological Tests and Measurements in Industry
P 640 Industrial Motivation and Morale
P 645 Seminar in Industrial Organizational Psychology

Elective Courses

All electives are chosen with the program coordinator in light of the student's academic and professional goals.

Students choose 18 credits from a wide variety of elective courses that can also satisfy concentration requirements.

P 610 Program Evaluation
P 612 Consultation Seminar
P 644 The Performance Appraisal Process
P 643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I
P 646 The Psychology of Conflict Management II
P 647 Industrial Organizational Psychology in Global Settings
P 628 The Interview
P 641 Personnel Development and Training
P 642 Organizational Development and Change
P 624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group
P 638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change
P 623 Psychology of the Small Group
MG 645 Management of Human Resources
MG 663 Leadership and Team Building
MG 667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace
CO 621 Managerial Communication

Program Options

Option 1 (Thesis)

P 698/699 Thesis I and II (6 credits)
Electives (18 credits)

Option 2 (Internship/Practicum)

P 693/694 Organizational Internship I and II or
P 678/679 Practicum I and II (6 credits)
Electives (18 credits)

Option 3 (Approved Electives)

Comprehensive examination required
Electives (24 credits)


Concentration in Industrial-Human Resources Psychology

Students who select this concentration will count these credits toward the elective courses for one of the program options.

P 610 Program Evaluation
P 644 Performance Appraisal Systems

Plus two of the following:
MG 645 Management of Human Resources
P 628 The Interview
P 641 Personnel Development and Training

Total credits: 12


Concentration in Organizational Development and Consultation

Students who select this concentration will count these credits toward the elective courses for one of the program options.

P 642 Organizational Change and Development
P 612 Consultation Seminar

Plus two of the following:
P 643 Psychology of Conflict I
P 623 Psychology of the Small Group
P 624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group
P 638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change
MG 663 Leadership and Team Building
P 641 Personnel Development and Training



Total credits: 12


Concentration in the Psychology of Conflict Management

Students who select this concentration will count these credits toward the elective courses for one of the program options.

P 643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I
P 646 The Psychology of Conflict Management II

Plus two of the following:
MG 667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace
P 612 Consultation Seminar
P 623 Psychology of the Small Group
P 638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change
P 647 Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Global Settings
PS 655 Conflict Resolution

Total credits: 12