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

The program information below is valid for the winter 2024 term (January 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024).

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: 

      academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students are required to successfully complete a minimum of 6 one-term graduate courses (0.50 unit weight).
    • All courses are for a numeric grade unless they are only offered Credit/No Credit. No degree candidate can fulfil more than half of the minimum department course requirements by Credit/No Credit courses.
    • When taking a course during the MA that is extra-to-degree (i.e., not taken to meet the MA requirements), students need to complete a course drop/add form and identify the course as extra-to-degree.
    • Use of a course not listed in the course requirements below to meet a degree requirement and other course substitutions are permitted but require departmental permission. Students should confirm the appropriateness of the course substitution with their advisor and have it approved by the Area head, and Associate Chair, Graduate Studies in Psychology.
    • Students must complete the following courses:
      • 1 statistics course:
        • PSYCH 632 Multiple Regression or an approved substitute
      • 1 research methods course:
        • PSYCH 887 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational
      • 2 mandatory core I/O courses:
        • PSYCH 875 Organizational Psychology
        • PSYCH 879 Personnel Selection
      • 2 additional I/O content courses from the following list or an approved substitute:
        • PSYCH 877 Work Motivation
        • PSYCH 878 Job Performance
        • PSYCH 883 Organizational and Management Development
        • PSYCH 876 The Psychology of Justice in the Workplace
        • PSYCH 884 Special Topics in Industrial & Organizational Psychology
        • PSYCH 886 Psychology of Training
        • PSYCH 888 Negotiation, Conflict Management, and Teamwork: Theory and Practice
      • Students must also take PSYCH 885 Industrial and Organizational Psychology Research Seminar in the Fall and Winter terms for a minimum of 2 years unless departmental permission is provided otherwise, or the student completes the program early. Note: PSYCH 885 is a 0.00 unit weight credit/no credit course.
    • 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
    • Students have the option to complete a 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
    • A formally written Master’s Research Paper is required. The student’s supervisor and one additional reader must assess and approve the Master’s Research Paper.