Industrial and Organizational Psychology support each other and have strong research and application emphases. The University uses the individual graduate committee system for tailoring each student’s program of study to her or his needs. The Department of Psychology requires nine semester hours of statistics and research methods for all psychology graduate students, a one-credit orientation and ethics course, and three courses chosen from some short lists of “distributional” topics. (Some of these distributional courses may also meet requirements within a student’s program area.) Many courses are also available covering advanced statistical methods, social and developmental psychology, ergonomics, organizational behavior, psychological scaling, etc.
Students are also expected to do individual study, thesis and dissertation research. Beyond that, the student and her or his committee determine a plan of study.
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