The master's and doctoral programs in industrial/organizational psychology place equal emphasis on the development of students as future scientists and practitioners in the field of organizational change. In moving forward with this goal, all curricular aspects of the industrial/organizational psychology program are designed to provide students with solid theoretical knowledge, as well as the skills necessary to work with organizational clients. Both master's and doctoral students complete a research sequence in their first year and apply their research skills within an organizational setting as part of a master's project in their second year. Doctoral students also participate in a faculty-led research team during their second and third year and complete both a dissertation and a field placement in their final year.
Both the master's and doctoral programs are designed to meet the industry standard for graduate programs in industrial/organizational psychology. As outlined in the below documents, the program curriculum targets each area of competence suggested by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for graduate-level programs in organizational psychology, ensuring that our graduates are fulfilling not only the expectations for master's- and doctoral-level education, but also the expectations of experts working in the field.
Targeted Competencies in Master's Program
Targeted Competencies in Doctoral Program