Course Work Based on Professional Competencies
Focus on the real-world contexts in which psychology research methods, findings and theories have practical applications with SNHU’s 12-course, 36-credit Industrial Organizational Psychology degree curriculum. The MS in Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology concentration was designed to align with I-O competencies and standards defined by the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology:
- Core Psychological Domains
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Fields of Psychology
- Data Collection and Analysis Skills Research Methods
- Statistical Methods/Data Analysis
- Core Industrial-Organizational Domains
- 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
- Training: Theory, Program Design, and Evaluation
- Work Motivation
- Attitude Theory
- Small Group Theory and Process
- Organization Theory
- Organizational Development
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Students in our psychology degree courses will develop subject matter expertise, empathy, reflectivity, communication, collaboration, and an appreciation for alternative perspectives as a fundamental part of the course work.
Industrial-Organizational Psychology Curriculum Outcomes:
- Adapt psychological theories and methods for their appropriate and effective application in industrial-organizational settings.
- Design, develop and evaluate performance and training initiatives that adhere to best practices of industrial organizational psychology and effectively address the unique needs and goals of organizations.
Courses in SNHU's online I-O psychology degree program enables graduates to:
- Advocate for and extend psychology’s role and responsibility in promoting agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Adapt to shifting demands and ill-structured problems by critically evaluating the relevance, priority, and appropriateness of various information and potential courses of action.
- Design, conduct and evaluate research through the lens of its potential to advance knowledge in psychology as well as the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Integrate psychological theories, methods and research to generate new knowledge and promote agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Incorporate empathy, reflectivity and an appreciation for collaboration and diversity of perspectives into efforts to promote agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Protect the integrity and professional responsibility of psychology through the demonstration of ethical comportment in all aspects of the profession.
The MS in Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Psychology concentration is not a licensure program and does not prepare students to become licensed psychology professionals. Courses prepare students effectively for doctoral-level course work should they decide to pursue a licensure path.
MS in Psychology: Industrial-Organizational Psychology Concentration Required Courses
PSY 510 Research Methods in Psychology I
PSY 530 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 520 Research Methods in Psychology II
PSY 540 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 560 Theories of Personality
PSY 550 Measurement and Assessment
PSY 570 Ethical Practice in Psychology
PSY 612 Motivation in the Workplace
PSY 614 Psychology of Leadership
PSY 616 Organizational Consulting
PSY 618 Seminar in IOP
PSY 790 Capstone in Psychology