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Five-Year Combined BA/MA Psychology Program

Industrial-Organizational Specialization

The BA/MA in Psychology allows students to streamline their education and complete the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology in just five years. Students may apply for program admission prior to the start of the Junior year. Once admitted, students take one or more graduate courses each semester while completing their other degree requirements. Following the proscribed course sequence, after four years, the student will have earned the credits necessary for the BA and will need only 21 additional credits to complete the MA degree.

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BA in Psychology

College Core 46 credits
Major Requirements 24 credits
Liberal Arts Electives 9 credits
Open Electives 41 credits
BA Total 120 credits

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The BA degree in the combined Industrial-Organizational program requires 120 credits with a maximum of 21 graduate credits (600-level courses).


Required MA Industrial-Organizational Courses

Complete all of the following required courses (30 credits):
Course Number Course Name
PSY 602 Proseminar in Personality and Social Psychology
PSY 605 Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology: Advanced Concepts
PSY 607 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
PSY 638 Personality Assessment
PSY 646 Survey Methodology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 649 Personnel Psychology
PSY 651 Work Performance Prediction and Assessment
PSY 672 Research Methods in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 675 Work Motivation
PSY 676 Training and Development


MA Industrial-Organizational Elective Courses

Choose any two courses from the list below (6 credits):

Course Number Course Name
PSY 617 Health Psychology
PSY 618 Understanding and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
PSY 620 Dynamics of Group Processes
PSY 623 Stress: Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Components
PSY 629 Conflict Resolution
PSY 653 Compensation Management
PSY 678 Consulting and Organizational Change

MA Industrial-Organizational Culminating Courses

A minimum of 24 credits must be completed before departmental permission is granted to enroll in the following required courses (6 credits):
Course Number Course Name
PSY 660 Practicum in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSY 681 Thesis Supervision


Total required credits for MA Industrial-Organizational program = 42