MA in Psychology: Industrial, Organizational Specialization

Iona's Industrial-Organizational (I-O) psychology program follows a scientist-practitioner model, providing an academic experience that matches SIOP's (Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology) recommended training for master's level I-O psychology programs. I-O faculty are experts in their field combining strong academic credentials with real-world, applied experience. Our faculty routinely work on research projects with students, and many students who conduct research with faculty have the opportunity to present their work at professional conferences. Our small faculty-to-student ratio provides students with a great deal of personal attention and hands-on support in their coursework, in finding internships, and in their professional development. Five defining characteristics of our program:

  • Skilled instructors who provide a high level of preparation for students' future professional work
  • An environment that is academically rigorous and challenging
  • Caring faculty who provide 1-on-1 attention and support
  • Best practices in field of I-O emphasized in all course work
  • Small classes
Required Industrial-Organizational Core Courses:
PSY 602
Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 605
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 607
Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Processes
PSY 672
Research Methods in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Total: 15 Credits

Required Industrial-Organizational Specialization Courses:
PSY 638
Personality Assessment
PSY 649
Personnel Psychology
PSY 651
Work Performance Prediction and Assessment
PSY 675 Work Motivation
PSY 676
Training and Development in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Total: 15 Credits

Required Industrial-Organizational Elective Courses:
(choose any two of the following)
PSY 617
Health Psychology
PSY 618
Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
PSY 623
Stress: Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Components
PSY 629 Conflict Resolution*
PSY 653
Compensation Management
PSY 678
Consulting and Organizational Change*
Total: 6 Credits
*Recommended electives for I-O students

Required Culminating Courses:
PSY 660 Practicum in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 681
Thesis Supervision
Total: 6 Credits

Total credits required for MA in Psychology - Industrial-Organization Specialization = 42 credits

I-O Internship