Course Offerings

Different concentrations of study are available to candidates seeking a master's degree in applied psychology. Some candidates are interested in a pathway other than an MBA to work in organizations and are interested in developing the skills necessary for work as industrial/organizational specialists. Others seek to strengthen their academic background in psychology before pursuing further graduate studies at another institution or to prepare themselves to be entry-level research assistants in psychological research settings. Some seek to increase their understanding of human behavior in order to enhance their current work in community settings.

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The Applied Psychology program offers three master's degrees:

  1. Industrial / Organizational Psychology
  2. Foundations of Advanced Psychology
  3. Human Services Psychology*

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

(39 credits)
Core (required)
PY 406 Organizational Development
PY 420 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PY 433 Behavioral Statistics
PY 435 Psychology of Personality
PY 471 Effective Interviewing
PY 475 Program Evaluation
PY 480 Consulting Theory and Practice
PY 485 Performance Coaching
PY 501 Fundamentals of Survey Design
PY 545 Designing Development and Training Programs
PY 571 Research in Psychology
PY 578 Field Work in Applied Psychology
MG 503 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
PY 98 Comprehensive Examination in Applied Psychology (non-credit course)

Foundations of Advanced Psychology

(33 credits)
Core (required)
PY 433 Behavioral Statistics
PY 435 Psychology of Personality
PY 436 Psychopathology and Classification I
PY 437 Psychopathology and Classification II
PY 446 Developmental Psychology I
PY 448 History and Systems of Psychology
PY 475 Program Evaluation
PY 501 Fundamentals of Survey Design
PY 534 Theories of Learning
PY 571 Research in Psychology
PY 98 Comprehensive Examination in Applied Psychology (non-credit course)

Elective (3 credits)

Human Services Psychology
*Admissions to the  Human Services Psychology course of study are suspended for the 2014/2015 year.

(36 credits)
Core (required)
CN 433 Multicultural Issues in Counseling
PY 435 Psychology of Personality
PY 436 Psychopathology and Classification I
PY 437 Psychopathology and Classification II
PY 446 Developmental Psychology I
PY 501 Fundamentals of Survey Design
PY 534 Theories of Learning
PY 98 Comprehensive Examination in Applied Psychology (non-credit course)

Electives (15 credits)

Electives must be approved by the program director.