There are two degree programs in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Area:

Course and program requirements for the MASc in Industrial/Organizational (I/O)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 8 one-term (0.5 unit) courses including the Master's Research Paper (which counts as 1.0 unit).  All core courses are to be taken for a numerical grade, unless they are only offered as Credit/Non-credit (CR/NCR). A four-month Masters of Applied Science (MASc) internship is also required. [Note: These are minimum requirements. Students may be required to take more courses in order to meet the prerequisites for some courses. Completion of the degree is expected to take approximately six terms.]

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Minimum course requirements:

Two I/O content courses:

  • PSYCH 879, Personnel Selection (or equivalent), and
  • PSYCH 875, Organizational Psychology

Two Research Methods/Statistics courses:

  • PSYCH 887, Research Methods 
  • PSYCH 632, Multiple Regression

Two Applied Skills courses:

  • PSYCH 883, Organizational Development
  • PSYCH 886, Psychology of Training
  • PSYCH 888, Negotiation: Theory and Practice

In addition, students must attend the weekly I/O seminar PSYCH 885 in the Fall and Winter terms.

Submission of the Master's Research Paper

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I/O MASc Program Requirements Table

Course

Requirement

 

Two I/O content courses:

  • PSYCH 879 Personnel Selection (or equivalent), and
  • PSYCH 875, Organizational Psychology
 

Two Research Methods/Statistics courses:

  • PSYCH 887, Research Methods
  • PSYCH 632, Multiple Regression
 

Two Applied Skills courses:

  • PSYCH 883, Organizational Development
  • PSYCH 886, Psychology of Training
  • PSYCH 888, Negotiation: Theory and Practice
 

Weekly I/O seminar PSYCH 885 in Fall and Winter terms

 

Academic Integrity Workshop

 

Internship

 

Master’s Research Paper

 

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Course requirements for the PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O)

For the overall program requirements, go to Degree Requirements.

PhD students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (I/O) must complete a total of 12 courses.

Mandatory and core courses must be completed for a numerical grade. Breadth courses may be completed for credit/no credit.

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  • One mandatory statistics course in Psychology (PSYCH 632)
  • One additional mandatory statistics course, e.g., PSYCH 630, 800, 801, 804
  • One mandatory research methods course (PSYCH 887)
  • Two mandatory core I/O content courses
    • PSYCH 875, Organizational Psychology
    • PSYCH 879, Personnel Selection
  • Three I/O content courses.  Some example offerings are:
    • PSYCH 876, The Psychology of Justice in the Workplace
    • PSYCH 877, Work Motivation
    • PSYCH 878, Job Performance
    • PSYCH 883, Organizational Development
    • PSYCH 886, Psychology of Training
    • PSYCH 888, Negotiation: Theory and Practice
  • Four breadth courses from other research areas outside of I/O 

In addition, students must attend the weekly I/O Research Seminar (PSYCH 885) in the Fall and Winter terms during the tenure of their program.

I/O PhD Program Requirements Table
Course Requirement
 

One mandatory statistics course: Psych 632 Multiple Regressions

 

One additional mandatory statistics course such as PSYCH 630, 800, 801, 803, 804

 

One mandatory research methods course: PSYCH 887 Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 

Two mandatory core I/O content courses

  • PSYCH 875 Organizational Psychology
  • PSYCH 879 Personnel Selection
 

Three I/O core courses.  Some example offerings are:

  • PSYCH 876 The Psychology of Justice in the Workplace
  • PSYCH 877 Work Motivation
  • PSYCH 878 Job Performance
  • PSYCH 883 Organizational Development
  • PSYCH 886 Psychology of Training
  • PSYCH 888 Negotiation: Theory and Practice
 

Four breadth courses from other research areas outside of I/O

 

Academic Integrity Workshop

 

Weekly I/O seminar Psych 885 in Fall and Winter terms

 

PhD Thesis

 

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Last updated: June 24, 2019