The core curriculum for the Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational (MSIO) Psychology includes the following courses (36 semester hours).

NOTE: In addition to these core courses, 9 semester hours of elective, practicum and/or thesis work is needed to complete the degree requirements. 

PSY 501 I-O   Discussion Forum
2 semester hours
This course/seminar program introduces students to the I-O program and develops a sense of community and support. We will introduce historical, ethical and legal issues of I-O Psychology. Discussions will include current newsworthy items pertaining to Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Program requirements, intentions and philosophy will be clarified and elaborated. Students will be expected to outline an intended program of applied research for their graduate career.

PSY 550   Organizational Psychology
3 semester hours
This course will introduce the student to the field of organizational psychology. Topics including commitment, involvement, satisfaction, motivation, leadership, power, quality of work-life, and groups/teams will be covered through class discussion, reaction papers, and a project.

PSY 570   Work Environments
3 semester hours
This is a survey course introducing students to human factors psychology, ergonomics; occupational health and safety issues. We will examine how physical (e.g. noise, temperature and crowding) and psychological (e.g. stress, climate and affect) factors influence people in the workplace.

PSY 580   Cognition in the Workplace
3 semester hours
This course will cover judgment and decision-making, heuristics, biases, persuasion, prejudice and diversity in the workplace. Special attention will be placed on values and attitude measurement.

PSY 615   Univariate and Bivariate Statistics and Applied Research Design
3 semester hours
Univariate and bivariate methods of conducting scientific research in applied settings including descriptive statistics, probability, correlation, regression, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, t-tests, between-and within-subjects ANOVA and ANCOVA, confidence intervals, chi-square, and nonparametric tests.

PSY 616   Multivariate Statistics and Applied Research Design
3 semester hours
Multivariate methods of conducting scientific research in applied settings including standard, statistical, and hierarchical multiple regression; factorial MANOVA and MANCOVA methods; logistic regression, discrimininant function, and canonical corelation analysis; and structural equation modeling.

PSY 620   Job Analysis and Staffing
3 semester hours
This course will cover the various methods and techniques of job analysis on both individual and team levels. It will teach students how to identify which methods and techniques are most appropriate based upon the types of jobs being analyzed and the organizational culture.

PSY 625   Psychological Testing, Measurement, and Scientific Survey Methods 
3 semester hours
Construction, evaluation and application of psychological tests, measures, and survey instruments in applied settings including construct definition, scale development, item construction, rigorous survey design, data sampling, reliability and validity analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, classical and modern test theory, test bias, and ethical test use.

PSY 632  Public Health
3 semester hours
This course introduces the graduate student to fundamental concepts, principles, theories, research and contemporary issues in public health, including social and behavior health sciences, environmental health, epidemiology, and biostatistics.  The course will focus on the application of these scientific findings in the workplace.

PSY 635   Selection and Performance Appraisal  
3 semester hours
This course will offer an advanced treatment of selection and performance appraisal in organizations. Students will build upon a foundation of measurement and test theory, validity, reliability, job analysis, research methods, and statistics. Topics will include legal and ethical issues, recruitment, selection systems and methods, criterion theory and development, and performance appraisal systems and methods. Students will learn how to develop, implement, and evaluate selection and performance appraisal systems.

PSY 640   Training and Development
3 semester hours
This course will provide a broad understanding of training in organizations. It will cover typical models of instructional design, as well as psychological theory and principles relevant to learning. The relation between learning in a training program and application of new knowledge at work will be discussed. Program evaluation will be emphasized. It is also designed to prepare the student to apply these concepts in a business setting.

PSY 660   Organizational Change and Development
3 semester hours
This course will build upon the basics learned in Organizational Psychology. It will focus on change processes, specifically situational assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating various O.D. interventions. We will discuss organizational structure, values, culture, leadership, and interactions with the external environment. These topics will be viewed from the perspective of a consultant.

PSY 685   Applied Research Study - Capstone
4 semester hours
This course/seminar is the final step in completion of the master's program. It involves the organization and completion of each student's applied research portfolio. Work includes updating, revising and improving the various research projects completed throughout the I-O Master's program and conducting any added research in order to tie together or fill-in the gaps between individual projects.