The Organizational Psychology program aims to address critical leadership skills required to enhance organizational effectiveness. Today’s leaders and managers need to know how to promote teamwork, manage transitions, and restructure organizations. The program provides students with a theoretical framework in organizational behavior and the opportunity to improve their own skills in research design, data collection and analysis, communication, facilitation, and interpersonal, group, and organizational issues. The integration of theory and practice prepares graduates to lead, manage, and/or consult with dynamic and diverse organizations operating in a global environment.
By taking courses in the Department of Psychology, School of Communication, and Barney School of Business, students develop unique analytical skills and accumulate knowledge from the differing perspectives of these schools of thought. The variety of electives offered, including courses in Education and Nursing, also enables students to tailor their graduate experience to their individual and professional needs. The program is designed to meet the needs of various types of students by providing: 1) a strong foundation for students who intend to continue on for further graduate work in any area of psychology, 2) solid training and internship opportunities for students who wish to obtain a terminal master’s degree and apply their acquired skills in various work settings, and 3) an opportunity for non-psychologist professionals who wish to become more knowledgeable about the application of psychology to their professional interests.
The Organizational Psychology program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis; as well as a new 100% online option. All face-to-face courses are offered in the evening.