Industrial and Organizational Psychology M.S.

Graduates of the Organizational Psychology program will develop advanced competencies in organizational practice and will be able to:

  1. Knowledge of Human Behavior. Apply fundamental knowledge of psychology to understanding of human behavior in organizations.
  2. Data, Critical Thinking, and Decisions. Apply graduate level research, critical thinking, and data analysis skills to organizational structures and development.
  3. Core Organizational and People Operations Competencies. Create and implement strategic frameworks in organizational personnel domains, which include (1) talent management; (2) talent development; and (3) leadership development.
  4. Organizational Strategy and Decisions Proficiency. Demonstrate and apply knowledge in personnel domains, which include (1) ethical, legal, and professional contexts; (2) job and task analysis; (3) employee assessments; (4) performance appraisal; and (5) connection to business acumen.
  5. Organizational Consulting and Decisions Proficiency. Demonstrate and apply knowledge in organizational psychology domains, which include (1) work motivation; (2) leadership; (3) team dynamics; (4) attitudes; (5) organizational change and development.
  6. Integration of Faith and Learning. Integrate learning with personal faith walk.
  7. Communication. Demonstrate oral communication skills appropriate for organizational professionals.
  8. Cultural Competency. Apply understanding of cultural dynamics to local and global organizational contexts.
Course Requirements
PSOG-505Intro to Psychology and Behavior in Org In Organizations3
Organizational Research & Analytics
and Organizational Research & Analytics Lab
PSOG-520Organizational Psychology Mentoring1
Talent Assessments
and Talent Assessments Lab
Talent Management
and Talent Management Practicum
Talent Development
and Talent Development Practicum
Leadership Development
and Leadership Development Practicum
PSOG-651Applied Experience Project3
or PSOG-652 Applied Industry Project
PSOG-656Organizational Consulting3
PSOG-657Talent Strategy3
PSOG-730Creating Healthy Organizations Conf.2
Total Units40
Optional, Additional Course Offerings
PSOG-720Professional Development Workshops (course credit for 2022 teach out only)0
PSOG-600Future Vocational Support0
PSOG-799Continued Reg: Master's Study (by program director approval)1
PSOG-680Independent Study: (by program director approval)1-4

Disclaimer: This sample Multi-Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Graduate Program for Organizational Psychology.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
PSOG-505 Intro to Psychology and Behavior in Org In Organizations 3
PSOG-656 Organizational Consulting 3
PSOG-530 Talent Assessments 3
PSOG-530L Talent Assessments Lab 2
Year 1 Term 2
PSOG-516 Organizational Research & Analytics 3
PSOG-516L Organizational Research & Analytics Lab 2
PSOG-620 Talent Management 4
PSOG-620L Talent Management Practicum 1
Year 1 Term 3
PSOG-630 Talent Development 4
PSOG-630L Talent Development Practicum 1
PSOG-730 Creating Healthy Organizations Conf. 2
PSOG-640 Leadership Development 4
PSOG-640L Leadership Development Practicum 1
Year 2 Term 1
PSOG-520 Organizational Psychology Mentoring 1
PSOG-657 Talent Strategy 3
PSOG-651 Applied Experience Project 3
 Total Units40