Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.S.

Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Vision Statement

The MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to prepare students for work in applied settings as well as for continued education. Students are trained using the scientist-practitioner model advocated by Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Program Contact Information:

Dr. Joseph Brown, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH) 347J

402-554-2313

josephbrown@unomaha.edu

Program Website:

http://www.unomaha.edu/psych/graduate.php

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: January 5
  • Spring: NA
  • Summer: NA

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 on the written TOEFL
    • 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) of psychology courses including: basic statistics and an upper level laboratory course, independent research, or equivalent, emphasizing the experimental method, data collection, statistical analysis, and report writing are required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • The statement of purpose should include: your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization within the major field, your plans for future occupation or profession, and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study. You should specifically address your goals and objectives in pursuing graduate study.
  • Writing Sample
  • Resume

MS-IPSY Degree Requirements

MS-IPSY Required Courses (33 hours):

PSYC 8000The Profession of Psychology

0 credits

PSYC 9090Theory of Measurement and Design

3 credits

PSYC 9440Proseminar: Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 9010Proseminar: Statistical Methods I

3 credits

PSYC 9660Criterion Development and Performance Appraisal

3 credits

PSYC 9020Proseminar: Statistical Methods II

3 credits

PSYC 9670Personnel Selection

3 credits

PSYC 8950Practicum for Master's Students

1 - 6 credits

Select 2

PSYC 9610Industrial Motivation & Morale

3 credits

PSYC 9620Industrial Training and Organizational Development

3 credits

PSYC 9630Leadership Theories and Research

3 credits

PSYC 9640Problem Solving & Decision Making

3 credits

Select 1

PSYC 9070Proseminar: Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 9040Proseminar: Learning

3 credits

PSYC 9230Proseminar: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

Select 1

PSYC 9560Proseminar: Developmental Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 9430Proseminar: Personality

3 credits

PSYC 9070Proseminar: Cognitive Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 9040Proseminar: Learning

3 credits

PSYC 9230Proseminar: Behavioral Neuroscience

3 credits

MS-IPSY Electives (3 hours):

Selected from any department as approved by your advisor.

MS-IPSY Exit Requirements:

Comprehensive Examination

Special Performance Quality Rule

If at any time two grades of "C+" or below, (2.33 on a 4.0 scale) in graduate courses become a matter of record, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology will be placed on departmental probation. An unexcused grade of "W" in a proseminar course will be considered equivalent to a grade of "C+" for purposes of this policy. An excused "W" must be approved by the chair of the department of psychology. Students placed on this probation will forfeit any departmental graduate assistantship they may have and any approved programs of study will be subject to re-evaluation and change. Before registering for additional courses, a student placed on probation must, with the assistance and approval of his/her advisor, submit a plan for remediation of his/her academic problems, and have that plan approved by the Graduate Program Committee. The Graduate Program Committee will review and, if appropriate, modify the plan. Further, any enrollment in graduate courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee. The student will remain on departmental probation until the Graduate Program Committee approves termination of probation status.

Total Credit Hours: 36