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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 continuous full-time enrollment. See Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status.

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).

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.

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.

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

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

PSYC652: Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work.

PSYC603: Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

PSYC653: The Business of Evaluation: Research Methods at Work

PSYC732: Selection and Classification Issues in Organizations, 3 credits

PSYC654: Advanced Analytical Thinking: Statistical Methods at Work II

PSYC656: Business Fundamentals and Legal Issues facing Organizations

PSYC657: Managing Strategic Organizational Change

PSYC655: Talent Development

PSYC600: Performance Management, Compensation, and Benefits

PSYC661: Practicum in I/O Psychology

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