Goals and Learning Objectives
M.A. Program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Goal 1: Students of the program will acquire a base of knowledge about the principles of psychology as they are applied in industrial and organizational settings.
Objective 1a: Students will learn core psychological competencies including:
- History of I/O Psychology and its integration into the broader discipline
- Various fields of psychology from which I/O shares a great deal with (i.e. Social Psychology, Psychometrics, Motivation, Learning theory, Personality).
Students will learn core I/O competencies including:
- Ethical, legal and professional contexts
- Measurement of individual differences
- Criterion theory and development
- Job and Task Analysis
- Employee Selection, Placement, and Classification
- Performance appraisal and feedback
- Work Motivation
- Attitude Theory
- Organization Theory, and Organizational Development.
Objective 1b: Students will learn data collection and analysis skills including:
- Research Methods (i.e. the methods, procedures, and techniques used to conduct empirical research in I/O psychology)
- Statistical Methods (i.e. techniques used in the analysis of data generated by empirical research).
Students will learn additional I/O competencies including:
- Human Resource Management (i.e. career development, compensation and benefits, industrial and labor relations)
- Market Research (i.e. consumer behavior, application of various social science research principles and analytic techniques used in research)
Goal 2: Students will gain practical experience applying their knowledge as interns in organizations during the second year of the program.
Objective 2a: Students will perform professional activities related to I/O Psychology including, but not limited to Competency Modeling, Developing and Evaluating Training Programs, Job Analysis, Employee and Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Selection, Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Talent and Management Development.