ONLINE mSioP DEGREE
ONLINE mSioP DEGREE
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You’ll need 36 credits to complete this master of science in industrial-organizational psychology degree.
The Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology features 12 core courses in topics ranging from social psychology and learning and cognition to Human Performance, Assessment, and Feedback, Consulting and Business Skills and Organizational Development, Leadership, and Management.
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This course prepares students for academic and professional success in graduate-level psychology. Students will explore historical and foundational concepts of psychology while enhancing their oral and written communication skills. Topics also include critical thinking, stress and time management, and collaborative processes.
This course examines how situations and the environment influence our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Students will learn about social psychological concepts such as attitudes, conformity, social conditioning, cognition, and influence.
This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of cross-cultural issues and perspectives in the field of psychology. Students learn to identify and consider cultural and systemic variables in psychological theory, research, and practice. Multicultural issues, social dynamics, social justice, and valued diversity are emphasized.
This course covers the elements of learning and cognitive psychology. The course includes research related to the theories of learning, problem solving and reasoning, attention, memory, knowledge representation, and language. Strategies and methods for applying principles of learning and cognition to various life and career settings are also addressed.
This course introduces the domains of the Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology concentration. The topics include an overview of the four primary domains of I/O psychology: human resource management, factors influencing employee performance, organization development, and research relevance within the I/O field of study. Furthermore, the learner will gain a firm understanding of: the evolution of the I/O field of study from the foundations of the field to the present day; the various ways that I/O psychology contribute to organizations; the unique contributions of I/O psychology to the broader scientific community; and the main ethical issues likely to be encountered in the field. This course covers a wide variety of topics, with the goal of exposing students to the main issues influenced by I/O psychology.
Learners will review pertinent legal and ethical issues related to Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. Learners will develop an initial ethical framework and gain the necessary tools for making decisions within an organizational structure.
This course presents the fundamentals of research methods and statistics applicable to the field of psychology. Topics include research design, quantitative and qualitative forms of analysis, ethical issues in research, and appropriate documentation of research processes and outcomes. Students will learn to critically evaluate, analyze, and interpret data from empirical psychological studies.
Students in this course will gain an appreciation for the processes I/O psychologists use to recruit, select, place, and develop employees, managers, and executives. This includes discussions about tests, assessment centers, interviews, succession planning, and departure. The course examines the role of I/O psychology in awareness, preparedness, and response to behavioral problems or issues in the workplace.
In this course students are familiarized with behaviors associated with the accomplishment of expected, specified, or formal role requirements on the part of individual organizational members as well as means for appraising and providing feedback to employees.
This course will allow students to evaluate various theories of motivation and develop a familiarity with, and understanding of pertinent research in the field. Students will be able to adapt motivational constructs to the enhancement of employee attitudes, effectiveness, and well-being across a range of organizational contexts.
This course examines major theoretical leadership and management models. Students learn how to differentiate various perspectives on leadership and management and how these approaches play a vital role in the achievement of organizational, group, and team goals. Furthermore, the course discusses Organizational Development interventions, types of change, related to leadership development, motivation, interpersonal influence, group effectiveness, conformity, and conflict resolution.
This course applies Industrial/Organizational Psychology principles to identify improvement areas within an organization. Students will develop business consulting strategies and processes and learn how to present their proposal to a business audience.
Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
When you earn your online master of science in industrial-organizational psychology you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.
You’ll learn how to:
The Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of I-O Psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.
A MSIOP can prepare you for:
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