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Degree Requirements

MSOP Degree requirements

The Organizational Psychology program in the Department of Psychology is a 36-credit program: five required courses (15 credits, including either capstone project or internship), no more than two electives in General Psychology (0-6 credits), and two additional electives in Organizational Studies (0-6 credits).

All students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 36 credit hours with a grade point average of at least 3.00 and have no more than two grades below B-.

Capstone Track: The Capstone Track requires eleven courses plus a three-credit capstone course. This option should be seriously considered by students who are working full-time and who wish to apply organizational material in their current job settings.

Internship Track: The Internship Track requires eleven courses plus a three-credit practicum course. This option is provided for those students who wish to obtain practical experience in an organizational setting.

Core Courses (five required/15 credits)

Foundation Courses (two required/6 credits)
PSY 535 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 555 Personnel Psychology 3
Quantitative Course (two required/6 credits)
PSY 510 Experimental Design 3
PSY 581 Advanced Research Methods 3
Research/Internship (one required/3 credits)
PSY 625 Capstone Project 3
PSY 680 Internship in Organizational Psychology 3

Electives (seven required/21 credits)

Electives in Organizational Studies Electives (five to seven required/15-21 credits)
PSY 545 Contemporary Studies in Organizational Psychology 3
MGT 701 Managerial Skills 3
MGT 711 Dynamics of Group Decision Making 3
MGT 712 Complex Organizations 3
MGT 720 Organizational Development 3
MGT 725 Training in Organizations 3
MGT 740 Conflict Management 3
MGT 750 Bargaining and Negotiations 3
MGT 771 Entrepreneurship 3
CMM 510 Small-Group Communication 3
CMM 520 Organizational Communication 3
CMM 523 Intercultural Communication 3
CMM 560 Communication in the Workplace 3
CMM 620 Special Topics in Organizational Communication 3
EDP 496 The Adult Learner 3
EDT 610 Computer as Instructional Tool 3
NUR 605 Feminist Perspectives on the Caring Professions 3
General Psychology Electives (no more than two courses will be applied to the degree/6 credits)
PSY 500 Contemporary Issues in Psychology 3
PSY 520 Learning: Principles, Theories, & Applications 3
PSY 521 Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 523 Health Psychology 3
PSY 525 Multicultural Issues 3
PSY 552 Social Psychology 3
PSY 557 Stress: Causes, Consequences, and Management 3
PSY 560 Lifespan Development 3
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