Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MAIOP)
Full-time Study in the MAIOP Program
Full-time study in the 45-credit MAIOP program is defined as three or more courses per semester (nine or more credits). Students in the program are provided with excellent classroom instruction as well as outside learning opportunities such as internships and professional workshops. Most MAIOP full-time students have recently received their baccalaureate degrees, and come to us from all over the United States and from many different countries. Students choose our program for the unique applied psychology education that we provide. Our graduates are qualified for positions in human resources management, organizational change and development, and related fields (see Program Overview). For more information, please see the ten reasons for attending the MAIOP program, and view our frequently asked questions page.
Courses are offered in the evenings and on accelerated weekend schedules to allow full-time students to work during the day at graduate assistantships for partial tuition waivers (see MAIOP financial aid). Also, the MAIOP schedule allows full-time students to complete organizational internships to obtain relevant professional experience and marketable skills. Full-time students can complete the program in under two years, or four semesters.
Our alumni network and strong ties to the business community provide students with numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships, job-shadowing activities, and networking with area professionals (see SHRM-UNH). 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).
Students in their first year take mostly core courses and are frequent participants in student groups such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-UNH). Second year students enroll in elective courses and spend a good deal of time in outside organizations completing internships. Both out-of state students and Connecticut residents make the most of their leisure time in the MAIOP program by taking advantage of the wide variety of social and cultural activities in the region (see MAIOP student life).
Below is a sample program for full-time study for the 45-credit MAIOP degree. There is some flexibility in the program schedule; for example, students may register for internship credits during the term. Some students take twelve credits during one semester and elect not to take summer courses.
|First academic year
|Second academic year||P6635 (Psych Testing)
Econ 6625** (IR)
P6693 Internship I
|P6626 (Worker Well Being)
P6694 Internship II
* (R) indicates required course.
** Possible substitutions for EC625 include EC687, EC679 or EC627.
|Required courses||Semester Offered|
|ECON 6625 Industrial Relations||Fall, Spring
|PSYCH 6608 Psychometrics and Statistics||Fall|
|PSYCH 6609 Research Methods||Spring|
|PSYCH 6619 Organizational Behavior||Fall, Spring|
|PSYCH 6620 Industrial Psychology||Spring|
|PSYCH 6635 Psychological Testing in Industry||Spring|
|PSYCH 6640 Industrial Motivation and Morale||Spring|
|PSYCH 6645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||
|Selected elective courses||Semester Offered|
|PSYCH 6610 Program Evaluation||Spring|
|PSYCH 6612 Consultation Seminar||Spring|
|PSYCH 6644 The Performance Appraisal Process||Fall|
|PSYCH 6643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I||Spring|
|PSYCH 6646 The Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation
|PSYCH 6647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings|
|PSYCH 6628 The Interview||Spring|
|PSYCH 6641 Personnel Development and Training||Fall, Spring
|PSYCH 6642 Organizational Development and Change||Fall, Spring
|PSYCH 6624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group||Spring|
|PSYCH 6638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change||Fall|
|PSYCH 6623 Psychology of the Small Group||Spring|
|MGMT 6645 Management of Human Resources||Fall, Spring|
|MGMT 6663 Leadership and Team Building||Fall, Spring
|MGMT 6667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace||Fall|
|COMM 6621 Managerial Communication|
|MGMT 6660 Contemporary Issues with I/O|