M.A.P. Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 41 units of graduate-level course work, including required courses and electives. The required courses are designed to provide students with a thorough background in the major theories and findings in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, including research methods and statistics in psychology. Students should take advantage of their electives to effectively supplement the curriculum offered in the Applied Psychology program. Students in Industrial/Organizational Psychology may find courses in Business, Economics, Educational Technology, and Law particularly relevant for their electives.  All students should consult with their advisor to design a program of study that best matches their interests. The program of study must receive final approval from the Graduate Advisor.

Program of Study

Successful defense of a thesis or successful completion of comprehensive exams is required for graduation with a Master’s of Applied Psychology.

MAP Core – All tracks require the following (11 hours):

  • PSYC 7455 Research Methods and Design in Psychology
  • PSYC 7340 Advanced Behavioral Statistics
  • PSYC 7330 Psychological Tests: Composition and Interpretation
  • PSYC 5363 Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 5310 Counseling Psychology
  • PSYC 5325 Personnel Psychology
  • PSYC 7335 Industrial Psychology or PSYC 7350 Training and Development
  • PSYC 7380 Human Factors Engineering
  • PSYC 7361 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 7371 Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology
  • PSYC 7369 Internship
  • 6 hours electives