The M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O) program at APSU follows the Guidelines for Education and Training at the Master's Level provided by the professional organization (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology- SIOP), Division 14 of the American Psychological Association (APA). The objectives of this program are derived as per the recommendations of SIOP's Guidelines for Education and Training at the Master's Level which is the professional standard for any Masters program in I/O Psychology. The program adopts a scientist-practioner model and prepares students to design, develop, implement and evaluate psychology-based human resources interventions.
Through the industrial/organizational psychology master's program, students will:
After completing 34 credits of coursework in the program students develop competence and knowledge in the following core/specialty areas:
Provides an orientation to the field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology as a profession.
Provides foundations for performance appraisal and the measurement principles therein. This course adopts a macro perspective of performance management.
Provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts involved in employee selection and decision-making procedures.
Establishes the processes of designing, developing, implementing and evaluating training programs with the intention of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of human performance within the workplace.
Provides an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership in the context of organizational change.
Provides an in-depth analysis of the causes and consequences of work-related behavior with an emphasis on the measurement of these variables.
Provides an overview of various areas within the field of personnel or industrial psychology including extensive utilization of job analysis and exposure to job evaluation.
The Tennessee Board of Regents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools have approved APSU’s Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as an online degree program.