Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The program information below is valid for the spring 2021 term (May 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Completion of the degree is expected to take approximately five terms on average.
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A 80% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Application materials 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Personal statement
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 


  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 one-term courses (0.50 unit weight).
    • While many courses may be taken on a Cr/NCr basis, 4 of the required courses must be graded.
    • Students must complete the following courses:
      • Quantitative
        • 2 statistics courses, usually PSYCH 887 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational and PSYCH 632 Multiple Regression
      • Applied Skills
        • 2 of the following:
          • PSYCH 883 Organizational Development
          • PSYCH 886 Psychology of Training
          • PSYCH 888 Negotiation, Conflict Management, and Teamwork: Theory and Practice
      • Content Specialty
        • 2 Industrial/Organizational content courses as available, usually PSYCH 879 Personnel Selection (or equivalent), and PSYCH 875 Organizational Psychology
    • Note: these are minimum requirements only. Students may be required to take more courses in order to meet the prerequisites for some courses.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Studies Internship
    • The internship may be completed by working full-time for four continuous months or by working part-time for eight months. Settings in which students have completed internships include: industries, governmental ministries, and management consultant firms.
    • The internship does not count as part of the 6 required courses.
  • Master’s Research Paper