Psychology Graduate Degree & Certificates

The Department of Psychological Science at S&T offers several postgraduate learning opportunities. We offer a Master of Science in Industrial-Organization Psychology as well as graduate certificates in Applied Workplace Psychology and Human Factors Psychology. See below for more information on these programs.

We also support courses in S&T's Leadership Express credentials in Human Resource Management and Systems-Level Project Management (for more Leadership Express options visit go.mst.edu/leadership)

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Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. S&T I-O psychologists will be well prepared to develop assessments of people for selection and placement into jobs, effective training programs, strategies for organizational development, measurement of performance, and ways to promote quality of work-life.  S&T students will receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology as well as statistics and research methods.

Our program develops individuals who can manage human resources within technological environments, understand human factors relevant to these technologies, and apply research and scientific methods necessary to implement new technologies users will accept.  Graduates of the S&T program will be prepared to thrive and make immediate impacts in a variety of corporate and organizational environments.

Core Content Courses   |   (Thesis & Non-Thesis) 24 Credit Hours

      Course Description (Credits) Semester Offered
  Psych 5020   Introduction to I-O Psychology (3)   Fall
  Psych 5601   Small Group Dynamics (3)   Spring
  Psych 5602   Organizational Development (3)   Summer
  Psych 5700     Job Analysis and Performance Management (3)   Spring
  Psych 6602*   Employee Affect and Behavior (3)   Fall
  Psych 6610*   Leadership, Motivation, & Culture (3)   Spring
  Psych 6700*   Training and Development (3)   Spring
  Psych 6702*   Personnel Selection (3)   Fall

Methods Courses   |  (Thesis & Non-Thesis) 10 Credit Hours

      Course Description (Credits) Semester Offered
  Psych 5202   Applied Psychological Data Analysis (3)   Fall
  Psych 5210   Advanced Research Methods (3)   Fall
  Psych 5201   Psychometrics (3)   Spring
  Psych 5012    Ethics and Professional Responsibilities (1)   Spring (and sometimes Fall)

Non-Thesis Electives Courses   |   ( Non-Thesis) 6 Credit Hours

      Course Description (Credits) Semester Offered
  Psych 5400   Advanced Cognition (3)   Fall
  Psych 5600   Advanced Social Psychology (3)   Spring
  Psych 5710   Advanced Human Factors (3)   Fall
  Psych 5740    Occupational Health and Safety (3)   Spring

Or

Thesis Option   |  (Thesis) 6 Credit Hours

      Course Description (Credits) Semester Offered
  Psych 6099*   Research (Thesis credit)  (6)   Fall, Spring, Summer

*6000-level courses are typically taken after completing 5000-level courses, including 5000-Level methods/statistics courses

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Graduate Certificates

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