Graduate Psychology

Joshua Feinberg, Ph.D. - Director, MS/MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology

The Master of Industrial Organizational Psychology degree is a 36 credit hour program designed to prepare students for a wide range of career paths in academic, organizational, and consulting settings. Consistent with the model of I/O psychologists as both scientists and practitioners, our program places a heavy emphasis on developing students’ research and analytical skills as well as the core skills and knowledge of I/O psychology. The program will prepare students for ethical research and ethical leadership.

Two track options available (MS or MA degree). Both programs follow a scientist-practitioner model by focusing on scientific and empirical research to help solve problems in organizations. The 36-credit degree program enables you to select an option based on your career goals. A total of six core courses, four electives and a thesis make up the M.S. degree, while six classes, five electives and a capstone project are required for the M.A. program.

Program Availability

The program will be offered online and is designed for both full-time and part-time study designed for maximum flexibility, allowing students to work around their own needs and schedules.

Degree Requirements (MS/MA Options)

Students will have the option of either obtaining a MA or MS depending on their course options. Both options entail 36 credits. The MA option entails completing a 3-credit capstone project as part of their electives. The capstone course will signify completion of the MA requirement. For the MS, students will complete a 6-credit thesis sequence that culminates with a successful defense of a thesis paper/project. Regardless of the number of courses taken, students can only earn a MA or MS degree, not both.

Advisement

Saint Peter’s University assigns an academic advisor from the Department of Psychology to every candidate.

Time Limitation

Students are expected to enroll continuously until their programs are completed. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress by maintaining the required grade point average and accumulating sufficient credits within the stipulated time frame of five years.

Curriculum - Master of Science in Psychology

Foundation Courses18
Graduate Statistics
Research Methods and Design
Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology
Organizational Development
Personnel Psychology
or GB-511
Management and Human Behavior
Ethics and Professional Issues in Industrial Organzational Psychology
Electives: Choose 4 of the following courses12
Leadership Theory
or GB-620
Leadership
Social Psychology
Motivation
Group Dynamics
Contemporary Issues in Industrial Organizational Psychology
Psychometrics
Job Analysis and Performance Appraisals
Cross-Cultural Issues
Organizational Management: People and Processes
Conflict Resolution
or GB-632
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Thesis (MS) Option6
Thesis I
Thesis II
Total Credits36

Curriculum - Master of Arts in Psychology

Foundation18
Graduate Statistics
Research Methods and Design
Introduction to Industrial Organizational Psychology
Organizational Development
Personnel Psychology
or GB-511
Management and Human Behavior
Ethics and Professional Issues in Industrial Organzational Psychology
Electives: Choose 5 of the following courses15
Leadership Theory
or GB-620
Leadership
Social Psychology
Motivation
Group Dynamics
Contemporary Issues in Industrial Organizational Psychology
Psychometrics
Job Analysis and Performance Appraisals
Cross-Cultural Issues
Organizational Management: People and Processes
Conflict Resolution
or GB-632
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution
Non-thesis (MA) Option3
Capstone Project
Total Credits36