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Coursework

This program includes 34 hours (offered exclusively online) and may be completed in less than two years. The program was developed in accordance with SIOP's Guidelines for Education and Training at the Master's Level in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Through the MSIO program, you will:

Foundation Courses (10 hours)

Core Courses (18 hours)

All students, regardless of when you were admitted into the program, must complete the courses listed above (28 credit hours). All students must also complete one of the additional requirements below, depending on the year you were admitted to reach 34 credit hours.

If you were admitted to the program prior to Fall 2010, you must also complete the requirements listed below: “A. Students admitted before Fall 2010 ONLY.” If you were admitted in Fall 2010 or later, you must also complete the requirements listed below: “B. Students admitted Fall 2010 or later.”

A. Students Admitted before Fall 2010 ONLY

OR

OR

B. Students Admitted Fall 2010 or Later

OR

*Electives

Students following not completing a thesis will have to take 3 to 6 elective hours (1-2 courses) to reach 34 credits. You may choose to take one of the elective courses offered online in the MSIO program or relevant courses from other APSU Master's programs (online or on-ground), depending on availability. Specific courses must be approved by your MSIO advisor or the program coordinator. Your advisor can also offer suggestions to help you choose relevant electives.

MSIO Electives:
**Students who wish to pursue the six-hour thesis option in lieu of two electives and a comprehensive exam, must have earned a combined GPA of 3.5 in PSY 5000 and PSY 5575 and complete a "Change of Program of Study" form through their advisor.