Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS

Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Vision Statement

The MS in industrial/organizational psychology is designed to prepare students for work in applied settings as well as for continued education. Students are trained using the scientist-practitioner model advocated by Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Program Contact Information

Joseph Brown, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
347J Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH)
402.554.2313
josephbrown@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: January 5

Program-Specific Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) of psychology courses including: basic statistics and an upper level laboratory course, independent research, or equivalent, emphasizing the experimental method, data collection, statistical analysis, and report writing are required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose should include: your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization within the major field, your plans for future occupation or profession, and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study. You should specifically address your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study.
  • Writing Sample
  • Resume

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
PSYC 8000THE PROFESSION OF PSYCHOLOGY0
PSYC 9090THEORY OF MEASUREMENT AND DESIGN3
PSYC 9440PROSEMINAR: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 9010PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS I3
PSYC 9660CRITERION DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL3
PSYC 9020PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS II3
PSYC 9670PERSONNEL SELECTION3
PSYC 8950PRACTICUM FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS3
Select two of the following:6
INDUSTRIAL MOTIVATION & MORALE
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LEADERSHIP THEORIES AND RESEARCH
PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING
Select one of the following:3
PROSEMINAR: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PROSEMINAR LEARNING
PROSEMINAR: BEHAVIORL NEUROSCIENCE
Breadth requirement: Select one from list provided by area.3
Electives
Selected from any department as approved by your advisor3
Total Credits36

Exit Requirement:

  • Comprehensive Examination

Special Performance Quality Rule

If at any time a grade of "C", (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in graduate courses become a matter of record, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology will be placed on probation. An unexcused grade of "W" in a proseminar course will be considered equivalent to a grade of "C" for purposes of this policy. An excused "W" must be approved by the chair of the Department of Psychology. Students placed on this probation will forfeit any departmental graduate assistantship they may have and any approved programs of study will be subject to re-evaluation and change. Before registering for additional courses, a student placed on probation must, with the assistance and approval of his/her advisor, submit a plan for remediation of his/her academic problems, and have that plan approved by the graduate program committee. The graduate program committee will review and, if appropriate, modify the plan. Further, any enrollment in graduate courses must be approved by the graduate program committee. The student will remain on probation until the graduate program committee approves termination of probation status.  If a student earns a second "C", the student will be dismissed from the program and the GPC will work to come up with a plan, and evaluate if it is possible for the student to return to the program at some point.