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Chicago Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Organizational Psychology Courses & Admissions Requirements

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Admissions Requirements

  • 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.

Course List

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology degree program are required to satisfactorily complete twelve core courses (36 credit hours).

Core Course Requirements—Students Are Required to Take the Following

 

IO6301 - Research Methods in Industrial Organizational Psychology
(3)

(3)

IO6400 - Applied Industrial Psychology
(3)

(3)

IO6401 - Performance Appraisal and Feedback
(3)

(3)

IO6402 - Statistics in Industrial Organizational Psychology
(3)

(3)

IO6410 - IO Theory Applied to Organizational Behavior and Culture
(3)

(3)

IO6412 - IO Techniques for Organizational Development and Assessment
(3)

(3)

IO6440 - Organizational Consulting
(3)

(3)

IO6500 - Employee Selection, Placement, and Classification
(3)

(3)

IO6502 - Organizational Leadership and Change
(3)

(3)

IO6505 - Training and Development
(3)

(3)

IO6506 - Business Principles for IO Professionals
(3)

(3)

IO6600 - Capstone Project
(3)

(3)

Core Course Requirements—36 Credit Hours

 


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