Graduate Education in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  I-O Master's Curriculum | Grad Certificate Curriculum

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The Missouri S&T Department of Psychological Science offers a Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology. This graduate degree 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. The department also offers two graduate certificates; Applied Workplace Psychology and Statistical Methods in Psychology. See below for curriculums.

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Core Content Courses   |   (Thesis & Non-Thesis) 24 HOURS

Psych 5020    Introduction to I-O Psychology (3 credits)
Psych 5601    Small Group Dynamics  (3 credits)
Psych 5602    Organizational Development  (3 credits)
Psych 5700    Job Analysis and Performance Management   (3 credits)
Psych 6602    Employee Affect and Behavior  (3 credits)
Psych 6610    Advanced Leadership Theory and Practice  (3 credits)
Psych 6700    Training and Development  (3 credits)
Psych 6702    Personnel Selection (3 credits)

Methods Courses   |  (Thesis & Non-Thesis) 10 HOURS

Psych 5202     Applied Psychological Data Analysis (3 credits) 
Psych 5210     Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
Psych 5201     Psychometrics (3 credits)
Psych 5012     Ethics and Professional Responsibilities (1 credits)

Non-Thesis Electives Courses   |   ( Non-Thesis) 6 HOURS

Psych 5400   Advanced Cognition (3 credits)
Psych 5600   Advanced Social Psychology (3 credits)
Psych 5710   Advanced Human Factors (3 credits)
Psych 5740   Occupational Health and Safety (3 credits)


Thesis Option   |  (Thesis) 6 HOURS

Psych 6099   Research (Thesis credit)  (6 credits)