Feb 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Industrial-Organizational Psychology, M.A.

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An M.A. degree in I-O psychology is suitable for those seeking to develop the applied skills necessary for basic consulting projects in business and government. Graduates of our master’s program typically find jobs involving analysis of jobs and people as a basis for improving the fit between them. We offer a broad array of courses, including but not limited to personnel selection, training, leadership, work motivation, work groups and teams, and several methods topics, including psychological measurement, research design, and statistics.

Program requirements are officially described in the Graduate Student Handbook for Industrial-Organizational Psychology  at The University of Tulsa. 

General Requirements

The M.A. degree requires completion of 37 credit hours, including 16 hours of I-O core courses (e.g., Personnel Selection, Work Motivation, Fieldwork; see below), 6 hours of general psychology courses (e.g., Personality), 9 hours of research methodology (e.g., Statistics), and 6 hours of electives. Course work meeting these requirements is designated by the Program Advisor. A thesis option is available, but not required. Interested students are encouraged to participate in research projects under faculty supervision. Students must also complete a 200-hour internship (one credit hour), and pass a comprehensive exam covering all major aspects of I-O psychology as an applied discipline.

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