MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

General

Program Description

With a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, you will have the professional knowledge and experience to improve the satisfaction and productivity of people at work.

The M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MAIOP) program at the University of New Haven provides students with an exciting, applied degree focused on the study of psychological principles and their application to the workplace. Graduates of the program work with individuals and groups on organizational change and development, leadership and managerial development, conflict management, team dynamics, and strategic human resource management. Interactive course study with I/O psychologists from industry and consulting, opportunities for research and engaging internships, and flexibility with scheduling and course curriculum provide you with a strong foundation for a successful career. The 45-credit program is offered on a semester schedule and can be completed in four semesters.

Choose your concentration

The option to choose a program concentration provides greater flexibility for students. The three concentrations are:

  • Industrial-Human Resources Psychology
  • Organization Development and Consultation
  • Psychology of Conflict Management

A graduate certificate in Psychology of Conflict Management is also available.

Hands-on Application

For more than 20 years, the MAIOP internship program has provided students with meaningful experiential learning opportunities to apply knowledge and theory learned in the classroom. Interns typically work in human resources or organization development and may be compensated.

Our students have offered their talents to organizations like Pratt & Whitney, Translux, MetroNorth, Yale University, Dale Carnegie Training, and more. Many of these experiences lead to employment opportunities following graduation from the program.

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Curriculum

  • 45 graduate credits are required for completion.
  • 8 required courses (24 credits), 6 credits depending on program option (internship, practicum, or thesis), and 5 elective courses (15 credits)

Optional Concentrations

  • Industrial-Human Resource Psychology
  • Organization Development and Consultation
  • Psychology of Conflict Management

Courses are offered during the day or in the evenings, Monday through Thursday on the main campus. Mini-term courses are offered during the day, usually on Fridays or Saturdays.

Required Courses

  • PSYC 6608 Statistics for Psychological Science (Undergraduate preparation in statistics is prerequisite.)
  • PSYC 6609 Research Methods
  • PSYC 6619 Organizational Behavior
  • PSYC 6620 Industrial Psychology
  • PSYC 6635 Psychological Tests and Measurements in Industry
  • PSYC 6640 Motivation and Attitudes in Organizations
  • PSYC 6645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 6626 Worker Well-Being
    or ECON 6625 Industrial Relations

Sample Elective Courses

  • Training and Development in Organizations
  • Performance Management Processes
  • The Interview
  • Contemporary Issues in I/O Psychology
  • Consultation Seminar
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Psychology of the Small Group
  • Psychology of Communication and Influence in Organizations
  • Psychology of Conflict Resolution
  • Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation

Plus one of the following:

Option 1: Thesis

  • PSYC 6698/PSYC 6699 Thesis I & II

Option 2: Internship/Practicum

  • PSYC 6693/PSYC 6694 Organizational Internship I & II
    or
    PSYC 6678/PSYC 6679 Practicum I & II

Option 3: Approved Electives

  • Comprehensive examination required

Below is an example of the schedule of course offerings over the first year.

Full-time

Fall Spring
PSYC 6608
PSYC 6619
Elective 1
Elective 2
PSYC 6609
PSYC 6620
PSYC 6640
Elective 3

Part-time

Fall Spring Summer
PSYC 6608
PSYC 6619
PSYC 6609
PSYC 6620
ECON 6625*
Elective 1
*if offered

Course Length

  • 15-week (full semester term) format
  • 7.5-week mini-term (MT) format in either the first or second half of the semester

Time to Completion

  • Students who are full-time will complete this program in two years or four semesters.
  • Students who study on a part-time basis will complete this program in three years.

Scholarships

We offer two types of scholarships/assistantship to our international master’s students.

Dean’s scholarship provides up to 50% tuition assistance during their enrollment.

Provost Assistantship offers 75% tuition assistance and the opportunity to work for an academic department up to 20 hours per week during their enrollment.

Last updated Apr 2020

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About the School

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of 7,000 stud ... Read More

Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of 7,000 students, with campuses across the country and around the world. Read less