The M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (I-O) program at APSU has adopted 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). These guidelines contain a series of Competencies and associated Competency Descriptions that reflects the Knowldge, Skills and Abilities that students should develop as a result of completing this degree program. The program adopts a scientist-practitioner approach and prepares students to design, develop, implement and evaluate psychology-based human resources interventions.
The following competency labels are reproduced from the SIOP website:
The Tennessee Board of Regents and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools have approved APSU’s Master of Sience in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MSIO) as an online degree program.