I-O Curriculum Page

Students in the I-O program complete a structured set of core courses, as well as a self-selected set of choices among approved electives. More details on all of these courses can be found here. The sections below outline these course offerings.

 

Required Fall semester courses

  • 1st Year: PSY 5060 Organizational Psychology. Cunningham
  • 1st Year: PSY 5110 Research Methods in I-O Psychology. Biderman
  • 2nd Year: PSY 5200 Uses of Groups in Work Organizations. O'Leary
  • 2nd Year: PSY 5270 Selection. Weathington

Required Spring semester courses

  • 1st Year: PSY 5120 Job and Performance Measurement. Weathington
  • 1st Year: PSY 5130 Advanced Research Techniques. Biderman
  • 1st Year: PSY 5160 HR Training. O'Leary
  • 2nd Year: PSY 5260 Organization Development. Cunningham

Required course for Summer between the first and second year

  • 1st Year: PSY 5360 Practicum. O'Leary/Weathington 


Elective courses typically offered in Fall

Actual offerings vary from year to year. 

  • PSY 4060 Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
  • PSY 5040 Qualitative Methods for Research and Application.
  • PSY 5260 Core Skills for I-Os: Understanding Business.
  • PSY 5950 Advanced SPSS.
  • PSY 5997r Independent Research.
  • PSY 5998r Independent Studies.
  • MGT 5280 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.
  • MGT 5300 Communication Across Cultural Boundaries.
  • MGT 5380 International Management.
  • MGT 5840 Management Applications.
  • ACC 5720 Foundations of Accounting.
  • ECON 5010 Concepts in Economics.

Elective courses typically offered in Spring

Actual offerings vary from year to year

  • PSY 5406 Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
  • PSY 5140 Advanced Research II. Weathington (required for students planning to complete a thesis)
  • PSY 5360r Practicum.
  • PSY 5210 Occupational and Organizational Health: A Psychology Perspective.
  • PSY 5300 Compensation & Benefits.
  • PSY 5950C Multilevel and Longitudinal Statistics.
  • PSY 5997r Directed Individual Study. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
  • PSY 5998r Independent Research. Permission of instructor required.
  • PSY 5999r Thesis. Permission of thesis advisor required.
  • MGT 5260 Leadership.
  • MGT 5290 EEO Management.
  • MGT 5300 Communication Across Cultural Boundaries.
  • MGT 5660 Dysfunctional Organizational Behavior.
  • MGT 5840 Management Skills.
  • ECON 5010 Concepts in Economics.

Elective courses typically offered in Summer 

Actual offerings vary from year to year. 

  • PSY 5010 Compensation. Weathington
  • PSY 5997r Independent Research. Permission of instructor required.
  • PSY 5998r Individual Studies. Permission of instructor required.
  • MGT 5840 Management Skills.
  • PSY 5997r Independent Research. Permission of instructor required.
  • PSY 5998r Individual Studies. Permission of instructor required.

Other Approved Electives for the I-O MS Program

Courses not on this list may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please note that these course descriptions are subject to change.

Electives offered in Psychology. Some courses are offered only occasionally.

  • PSY 5406 Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Every semester. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics course.
  • PSY 5010r Group Studies: Psychology of Teaching. Prerequisite: Admission to a Psychology master's program or approval of the graduate coordinator.
  • PSY 5950 Advanced SPSS. Prerequisite: PSY 513 or equivalent (2nd year students only).
  • PSY 5950C Multilevel and Longitudinal Statistics: PSY 5950 Advanced SPSS
  • PSY 5950B Statistical Analysis using SAS. Prerequisite: PSY 5950A Advanced SPSS.
  • PSY 5997r Individual Research. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.
  • PSY 5998r Directed Individual Study. Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor.

Courses offered in the College of Business

  • MGT 5260 Business Leadership. Prerequisite: MGT 5840 or consent of instructor.
  • MGT 5280 Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management. Prerequisites: BMGT 5840.
  • MGT 5290 EEO Management. Prerequisites: see catalog.
  • MGT 5300 Communication Across Cultural Boundaries.
  • MGT 5380 International Management. Prerequisite 5840 or consent of instructor.
  • MGT 5400 Managing Innovation. Prerequisites: All core reqs must be met.
  • MGT 5660 Dysfunctional Organizational Behavior.
  • MGT 5840 Management Applications.
  • ACC 5720 Foundations of Accounting.

Courses offered in the College of Arts and Sciences

  • ECON 5010 Concepts in Economics.