Minimum of 72 credit hours are required to earn the Master of Arts.
Statistics and Methodology Courses
Industrial Psychology Core Courses
- Six courses from the following list:
Other Required Courses
Additional courses are required to attain the minimum of 72 credit hours, including PSY 597 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH. These courses should be taken with the consent of the student’s faculty advisor.
During the Winter quarter of the second year of graduate study, each student is evaluated for acceptance as a candidate for the doctoral degree. Only those students who have given evidence of satisfactory academic performance as graduate students, and have had a research proposal for the master’s thesis approved, will be advanced. The department reserves the right to require the student to take special or oral examinations to fulfill this requirement. Students denied candidacy will be required to withdraw from the program or withdraw after completion of the M.A.
Complete a thesis on a topic approved by the department.
Either written or oral, the examination, in the field of graduate study, may be, but is not necessarily, limited to a defense of the student’s thesis.
LEARNING AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES
Survey of classical and instrumental conditioning, biological constraints, attention, memory,cognition, and practical applications. Major theoretical approaches include stimulus-response, early cognitive theories and information processing theory.
ADVANCED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Advanced study of social psychological methodology, ethics and deception, attitudes, altruism, aggression, and interpersonal processes and attraction.
ADVANCED STATISTICS I
Graphical methods for data display, analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, multifactor analysis of variance, randomized block, repeated measures, and related designs. Cross-listed as SOC 450.
ADVANCED STATISTICS II
Multiple linear regression, analysis of covariance, and logistic regression.
PSY 410 is a prerequisite for this class.
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.
ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Design and analysis of basic and applied psychological research with an emphasis on statistical software.
PSY 411 is a prerequisite for this class.
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.
MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH
Original investigation of a specific research problem. Four hours required.