Organizational - Industrial Psychology

Master’s Course Sequence

Sample Two-Year Master’s Degree Course Sequence

For students pursuing a master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology, the following information maps out a sample two-year course sequence. Each student’s course plan will be individualized to meet his or her needs.


Year One


Autumn   12 Credits
ORG 6100 Organizational Behavior 4
ORG 6600 Research Methods & Statistics I 4
ORG 6003 Hacking the World of Work 4
Winter   8 Credits
ORG 6610

Research Methods &

Statistics II

ORG 6300 Leadership & Team Development 4
Spring   8 Credits
ORG 6101 Organizational Development & Consultation 4
ORG 6105 Motivation 4
  Elective/Topical Seminar 3-5
Summer   8 Credits
ORG 6240 Social Psychology 4
ORG 6000

History & Systems of Psychology




Year Two


Autumn   11–13 Credits
ORG 6003 Hacking the World of Work 4
  Elective/Topical Seminar 3-5
  Elective/Topical Seminar 3-5
Winter   11–13 Credits
ORG 6010 Selection & Performance Management 4
ORG 6210 Program & Organizational Evaluation 4
  Elective /Topical Seminar 3–5
Spring   11–13 Credits
ORG 6001 Master's Seminar: Leadership, Vocation, & Faith Integration 4
ORG 6230 Learning Systems & on-the-Job Development 4


Total Units: 66 credits


Time Schedule and Approved Electives


Current course Time Schedule for the Industrial-Organizational Psychology program.

How to read the Time Schedule.

Students in both the industrial-organizational psychology master’s and doctoral programs can choose electives from other SPU graduate programs. Below is a list of approved courses. Masters students are required to complete 10 elective credits, 4 of them must be Topical Seminar credits.

Marriage and Family Therapy courses:

MFT 6300 Theories of MFT I (3 credits)
MFT 6303 Theories of MFT II (3 credits)
MFT 6301 Becoming a Systems Therapist (3 credits)
MFT 6610 Treatment of Abusive Systems (3 credits)
MFT 6100 Social Ecology of Family (3 credits)

Business Administration courses:

BUS 6110 Macroeconomics for Managers (3 credits)
BUS 6120 Managerial Finance (3 credits)
BUS 6130 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 6132 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 6140 Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
BUS 6150 Managerial Marketing (3 credits)
BUS 6164 Operations Management (3 credits)
BUS 6170 Information Systems Management (3 credits)
BUS 6300 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
BUS 6301 Labor & Employee Relations (3 credits)
BUS 6303 Compensation & Benefits (3 credits)
BUS 6305 Managing Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
BUS 6361 Advanced Negotiations (3 credits)

Clinical Psychology courses (available only to doctoral students):

CPY 7210 Developmental Psychology (5 credits)
CPY 7230 Cognition and Learning (5 credits)

Theology Courses:

THEO 6010 Bible I: Interpretation and Teaching Christian Scriptures

THEO 6020 Global Christian Heritage I

THEO 6030 Theology/Ethics I: God/Environment

THEO 6040 Bible II: Intro to Old Testament

THEO 6050 Global Christian Heritage II

THEO 6060 Theology/Ethics II

THEO 6070 Bible III: Intro to New Testament

THEO 6080 Global Christian Heritage III

THEO 6090 Theology/Ethics III

THEO 6512 Reconciliation and Intercultural Studies


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