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Part-Time Study

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 semester (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 a timely manner, depending on the number of courses taken per semester and over the summer.

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 45-credit MAIOP degree. Note that some students take fewer courses per semester, 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 Spring trimester Summer trimester Summer Break session
First academic year PSYCH6619 (R)*
PSYCH6640 (R)
P620 (R)
PSYCH6645 (R)
ECON6625** (R)
Second academic year Elective PSYCH6609 (R)
PSYCH6635 (R)
Third academic year

Practicum I
Practicum II
~Tentative schedule, subject to change.
* (R) indicates a required course.
** Possible substitutions for ECON6625 include ECON6687, ECON6679 or ECON6627.

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 Spring

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