Psychology-Organizational-Grad (PSOG)

PSOG-505  Introduction to Psychology and Behavior In Organizations  3 Credits  

Provides graduate level systematic overview of science and theory of psychology as relevant to workplace applications, core principles and subfields of organizational psychology, and the role of personal values and worldview in science and practice of organizational psychology.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PSOG-510  Specialization: Training/Develop in Org  3 Credits  

An optional course which allows students to build a unique professional niche within Organizational Psychology. That goal shall be accomplished through focused reading and reflection and submission of professional portfolio to consist of documents demonstrating a proficiency in selected areas of specializiation (personal professional philosphy, articles, conference presentations, and other documents reflecting professional competencies as relevant to specialization).

PSOG-515  Applied Research and Critical Analysis  3 Credits  

Focuses on development of students as competent consumers of information and foundational skills in conducting organizational inquiry to inform decision-making. Specific competencies include graduate-level skills in identifying, reading and summarizing quality research sources.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PSOG-535  Statistics for Organizational Decision- Making  3 Credits  

Focuses on the interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics, reliability and validity of instruments, theoretical and methodological foundations of criterion development, and core considerations in development and interpretation of organizational surveys and in selecting research vendors and products.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring and Summer.

PSOG-545  Advanced Social Psychology  3 Credits  

Examines the effect of social influences upon the development of personality and behavior patterns. Topics include socialization, attitude formation and change, communication, propaganda, roles and stereotypes, leadership and collective behavior.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-555  Managing Human Resources  3 Credits  

Examines the fundamentals of human resource management, including job assessment and analysis, strategic workforce planning, recruiting and onboarding, supervision and termination practices. Consideration will be given to current issues and employment law.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-605  Organizational Ethics and Justice  3 Credits  

Provides a thought provoking study of the ethical theories involved in evaluating issues and decision making. To accomplish this, the course focuses on contemporary ethical issues relevant to leadership from a Christian foundation. The goal is to learn how to integrate ethical models with contemporary concerns of leadership.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PSOG-615  Performance Management and Employee Engagement  3 Credits  

Applies motivation and attitude theories. Examines current topics in performance appraisal, including criterion development, rater training, appraisal effectiveness and feedback processes. A larger picture of performance management, attitudes, engagement and individual and organizational success is discussed in the context of current research and best practices.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

PSOG-616  Talent Management and People Analytics  3 Credits  

Examines current topics in selection, placement, performance appraisal and succession planning, including indivdiual and group assessment, criterion development, performance management effectiveness, rater training, and feedback processes. A big picture of human capital, measurement, performance management, attitudes, engagement and indvidual and organizaitonal success is discussed in the context of current research and best practices, as well as performance, motivation and attitude theories.

PSOG-625  Psychology of Leadership and Motivation  3 Credits  

Reviews theories and research on motivation, specifying both the intrinsic and extrinsic determinants of worker motivation. The leadership process and its relation to motivation, group performance, workplace attitudes and climate are also analyzed.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring and Summer.

PSOG-635  Diversity and the Organization  3 Credits  

Addresses the processes involved in creating and maintaining a knowledgeable environment that equips all organizational participants to attain their full potential in pursuit of the enterprise's objectives. It is an approach that recognizes that organizations are made up of unique and valuable individuals that carry out particular functions. As members of organizations, each contributes diversity to the success of the organizational diversity.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring and Summer.

PSOG-650  Exit Option: Master's Thesis  3 Credits  

Allows students to demonstrate empirical competencies, as well as build a unique professional niche within Organizational Psychology. Suggested topics/areas of focus include Performance Evaluation, Motivation, Training and Development in Organizations, Intercultural Relations, Stress & Health, or other relevant topics reflective of Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) competencies. Master's thesis will add generalizable knowledge to the field.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-652  Exit Option: Applied Project  3 Credits  

Allows students to demonstrate professional competencies, as well as build a unique professional niche within Organizational Psychology. Suggested topics/areas of focus include Performance Evaluation, Motivation, Training and Development in Organizations, Intercultural Relations, Stress & Health, or other relevant topics reflective of Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) competencies. Applied Projects demonstrates substantial contribution to the practice of Organizational Psychology. Appropriate formats include internal or external consulting projects, development of training curricula, needs analysis or effectiveness evaluation studies, delivery and evaluation of organizational training, and other work products documenting professional competencies.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-654  Specialization:  2 Credits  

An optional course which allows students to build a unique professional niche within Organizational Psychology. That goal shall be accomplished through focused reading and reflection and submission of professional portfolio to consist of documents demonstrating a proficiency in selected areas of specialization (personal professional philosophy, articles, conference presentations, and other documents reflecting professional competencies as relevant to specialization).

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-655  Capstone: Organizational Systems, Development Andchange  3 Credits  

Examines the organization systematically to see how the whole is functioning, with the focus on how internal and external dynamics influence organizational productivity and health. Examines theories and research on change and organizational development within the context of the I-O specialist role as both change-agent and consultant. Topics include types of change, individual, group and organizational interventions, conflict management, team development, group decision making, and culture. This course also serves as a capstone/culminating experience of the MSOP program.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Summer.

PSOG-680  Independent Study:  1-4 Credits  

Course will allow students to develop knowledge and application skills tailored to their specific interests, career goals, and learning needs. Course emphases must align with one or more SIOP competencies (professional skills, research methods, human performance, individual assessment, etc.) Maximum number of units recommended per semester is 2. Maximum number of units allowed per year is 4. Maximum number that can count toward degree is 8. MSOP students in good standing can enroll in Independent Study only with permission of professor of record and program director.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring and Summer.

PSOG-710  Applying Science in Organizations  1.5 Credits  

This course serves as a capstone for the Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology track and prepares students for organizaitonal practice by synthesizing knowledge from all previous courses and includes an integration project that serves as a comprehensive examination.

PSOG-715  Advanced Research Methods/Project Devel  1.5 Credits  

This course prepares students in the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program to conduct independent research.

PSOG-720  Professional Development Workshops  1 Credit  

Six 8-hour workshops are held (3 per year) that present current trends in the field while providing students hands-on support for their own professional development.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

PSOG-799  Continued Reg: Master's Study  1 Credit  

Required for each semester subsequent to registration of PSOG 650 or PSOG 652 until completed. Must be enolled in semester of completion. PSOG 799 credits do not count toward MSOP degree requirements.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.