Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Industrial/Organizational psychology may be the fastest growing occupation in the next ten years: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm Within our M.A. in Experimental Psychology program, students who are interested in applying psychology in business settings may choose an Industrial/Organizational psychology specialization. The courses in this specialized sequence prepare students for jobs in industry or more extensive study in a Ph.D. program. Students will have opportunities to work in faculty research labs in our small, personalized department. Graduates with this background are prepared for jobs that require the following skills: training, psychometrics, job analysis, personnel selection, interviewing, performance appraisal, empirical research, statistical analysis, and technical writing. The projected job growth in these areas, nationally, is higher than average. We welcome both full-time and part-time students. Two of our courses are available through Distance Learning: PY 502 Industrial/Organizational Psychology and PY 503 Human Factors. As with our basic M.A. program in Experimental Psychology, two tracks are available: the Thesis option (30 hours) and the Non-thesis option (33 hours). Pre-requisites for the M.A. program are a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, including coursework in experimental design and statistics. Prospective students who do not yet have these pre-requisites can take the necessary pre-requisites in our undergraduate curriculum; students should contact the Chair of the Psychology Department to discuss this possibility. Program Requirements PY 607 Professional Development in Research and Teaching 1 hr. PY 608 Graduate Practicum in Teaching and Career Exploration 1 hr. PY 610 Experimental Design 3 hrs. PY 611 Statistics for Experimental Methods 4 hrs. PY 502 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 hrs. PY 530 Psychometrics 3 hrs. PY 641 Concentrated Readings/Research in Specialization Area 3 hrs. PY 699 Thesis 6 hrs. Total for Required Courses 24 hrs. Elective Courses (6 hours for the Thesis option; 9 hours for the Non-thesis option) A maximum of 6 hours can be taken outside the Psychology department PY 503 Human Factors 3 hrs. PY 508 Teamwork and Team Processes 3 hrs. PY 520 Ethics in Counseling, Research, and the Profession 3 hrs. PY 650 Supervised Research 3 or 6 hrs. PY 675 Internship in Applied Psychology 1, 2, or 3 hrs. MGT 560 Employee Staffing and Development 3 hrs. MGT 600 Organizational Theory, Behavior and Environment 3 hrs. MGT 629 Leadership 3 hrs. MGT 631 Strategic Human Resource Mgmt in a Tech Environment 3 hrs. ISE 790 Advanced Statistical Applications (MA 508 Pre-Req.) 3 hrs. EM 664 Teams in Action 3 hrs. Suggested Program of Study First year Fall Spring PY 607 Professional Development PY 608 Graduate Practicum PY 610 Graduate Experimental Design PY 530 Psychometrics PY 502 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3 credit elective PY611 Graduate Statistics 3 credit elective 11 Hours 10 hours Summer (preparation for thesis work) PY 641 Concentrated Readings 3 hours Second Year Fall Spring PY 699 Thesis PY 699 Thesis 3 hours 3 hours During the second year, students are encouraged to take additional courses or to engage in an internship.