Minimum of 96 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including four credit hours of PSY 599 DISSERTATION RESEARCH. In addition to those courses required for the M.A., the following courses must be completed.
Industrial Psychology Courses
Additional courses with consent of the student’s faculty advisor to attain the required minimum number of credit hours.
Other Program Requirements
Doctoral Candidacy Examination
Designed to assess the student’s knowledge of psychology and the student’s area of specialization. The examination is given in two sections. A section consists of an examination in the areas represented by the required courses in industrial/organizational psychology. The second section is an oral examination in the area of I/0 psychology.
Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
Formally given to the student who has successfully passed the Doctoral Candidacy Examination; the student has no more than 5 years from that date to complete requirements for the doctorate.
Course(s) or candidacy continuation registration required each quarter between admission to candidacy and graduation.
Departmental committee approval and acceptance of topic and outline of dissertation given only after admission to candidacy. Research for the dissertation should normally be completed during the student’s fourth year in the program.
Student to defend his or her dissertation and to show competence in the general field of psychology and in the area of specialization.
- Between admission to the doctoral program and admission to doctoral candidacy: not more than four years
- Between admission to candidacy and the final examination: not less than eight months and not more than five years.
MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Multivariate regression, principal component, cluster analysis and multidemensional scaling. Canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, linear discriminant function analysis.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
FACTOR ANALYSIS AND PATH MODELING
Theoretical foundations, methods of analysis, and comparison of various factor analytic models. Structural equation and measurement models using the Mplus/ LISREL program.
Logical and mathematical principles underlying test construction with emphasis on evaluating the reliability and validity of scores.
PSYCHOLOGY OF WORK AND MOTIVATION
Current research and theories in organizational psychology relating to motivation, job satisfaction, work attitudes, employee withdrawal, and counterproductivity.
PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP
Current research and theories in organizational psychology relating to leadership, supervision, job performance, and managerial training. Emphasis is on theoretical development and empirical evaluation of constructs in contemporary research.
Major issues in the Human Resource area. Topics include job analysis, job evaluation, pay equity, benefits, incentive systems, and personnel selection methods, focusing on recruitment, biodata, references, testing, interviews.
Theory of criterion development, the evaluation process, and measurement in performance appraisal. Emphasis on design and development.
ADVANCED TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS
In-depth exposure to issues related to training in industry and other organizations. Such topics as needs assessment, training program design, program evaluation, and relevant social and economic issues will be covered.
PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONS
Theory and research in the psychology of organizations relating to organizational design, analysis, systems, processes and change.
Applies behavioral science and managerial theories and methodologies to organizational consultation and change processes.
CONCEPTS, METHODS, AND ETHICS FOR INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The major concepts and techniques relevant to I/O psychology. Topics include psychometrics, regression, validity generalization, utility, legal issues, affirmative action, and ethics.
SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Four quarter hours.
PSY 448 is a prerequisite for this class.
Four hours total required. One to four hours per quarter.