2017-2018 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Graduate Programs | Volume 8, Issue 1
Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology Degree Program
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program is designed to apply the knowledge of industrial organizational psychology to issues involving individuals and groups in organizational and work settings. This program is designed to prepare graduates to seek employment in areas such as training, data analysis, consultation, statistical decision making, organizational development, leadership, and human resource management positions. The curriculum is based on competencies focusing on the outcomes of training and on the knowledge, skills, and behavior necessary to function as a master’s level professional in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcome One: Application of Professional Knowledge
Evaluate and integrate relevant academic and professional literature to make evidence-based decisions related to Industrial Organizational (I/O) psychology.
Program Learning Outcome Two: Critical Thinking and Decision Making
Exercise critical thinking to propose, communicate, and implement action plans that address I/O opportunities and issues.
Program Learning Outcome Three: Ethical and Legal Practices
Identify and utilize ethical and legal standards in I/O psychology while taking into account all relevant stakeholders.
Program Learning Outcome Four: Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness
Demonstrate interpersonal effectiveness with individuals and groups through professional behavior while utilizing appropriate communication.
Program Learning Outcome Five: Diversity
Examine individual and group needs, and utilize relevant and evidence based approaches with diverse populations.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, a nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
- A grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0 as described below. Additional requirements may apply.
- 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree, or
- 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework (including graduate work), or
- Between 2.0 and 2.7 for the bachelor’s degree. Students seeking admission with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 will be required to submit a personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession, current résumé (or career summary), one completed letter from a current employer, and evidence of completing one undergraduate introductory psychology course with a grade of “C” or better. Students admitted with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.7 must enroll in W5096 - Academic Writing within the first 15 week semester and pass within the first 30 weeks. Admission between 2.0 and 2.7 must be approved by the department chair and must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file.
- Between 2.0 and 2.4 for the bachelor’s degree. Students are also required to submit three academic or professional letters of recommendation (one from an employer).
- A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, English Language Proficiency Policy .
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
- Completed Application for Admission Form.
- If the basis of admission is an earned bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0), an official transcript from the degree granting institution.
- If the basis of admission is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for the last 60 hours of coursework, official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended during the 60 hours of study.
Applications to Multiple Campuses
Applicants who are undecided with respect to the location they wish to attend should submit an application and full set of application materials to their location of first choice. Applicants who are accepted into their location of first choice and who, prior to beginning the program, determine they want to complete the same program at a different location, should notify the initial location of record of that intent. Provided that the same program is available, all previous approvals and credit hours accepted will remain in force. If an individual requests to change programs, he or she will need to meet all admission requirements of the new program.
To be eligible for graduation, students will be responsible for completing the program requirements that are in effect at the time of admission. Argosy University retains the right to modify these requirements in accordance with the demands of the profession. Students enrolled in the MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program are eligible for graduation when the following requirements are met:
- Successful completion of all program requirements, including a total of 36 semester credit hours, which must be completed by the end of the fifth year of matriculation.
- GPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0), and a grade of “B-” or better in all courses.
- Completion of all degree requirements within a maximum time frame of five years.
- A completed Petition to Graduate submitted to campus administration.