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Plan of Study: MPS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology


The MPS-Industrial/Organizational Psychology is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in fifteen months of full-time enrollment. The program features blended learning with seminar-style, face-to-face instruction and online lectures and outside activities. Face to face classes meet in the evening at the UMD College Park campusUMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field. 

See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the term academic calendar with classes held in 12-week terms: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer). Full-time students enroll in two 3-credit courses (6 credits) over the course of five 12-week terms.

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

Sample Plan of Study

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses

Term Year Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
I (fall) 1 PSYC603 PCI* PWI* 3
I (fall) 1 PSYC652 PCI* PWI* 3
II (winter) 1 PSYC653 PCI* PWI* 3
II (winter) 1 PSYC732 PCI* PWI* 3
III (spring) 1 PSYC654 PCI* PWI* 3
III (spring) 1 PSYC655 PCI* PWI* 3
IV (summer) 1 PSYC656 PCI* PWI* 3
IV (summer) 1 PSYC657 PCI* PWI* 3
I (fall) 2 PSYC660 PCI* PWI* 3
I (fall) 2 PSYC661 PCI* PWI* 3
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