Online Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

36
Credit Hours
1
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 9 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology Curriculum (IOP)

The curriculum is comprised of 36 credits (12 courses). Nine of them are core courses. The Capstone course is also one of the required courses that is the last course taken in the program. There are three concentrations in the program. Each concentration constitutes of three 3 credit courses; each concentration requires a total of nine credits. Students are required to choose one concentration.

The thirteenth and final course in the program is a Capstone project. The Capstone focuses students on particular organizational or career related situations relevant to them and/or their organization.

Core Requirements (27 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Students explore classical and contemporary theories of organizations and how the psychology of individuals and groups, shapes the behaviors of people in organizations, including the formation of attitudes and work motivation and the impact of organizational structure, functions, and processes, on organizational performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students study the concepts, methods, and tools used to manage change, improve processes, and stimulate innovation, and how to apply that knowledge to improve the functioning of any organization.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students learn key elements of effective leadership and how to apply that knowledge in leadership and management to make a positive difference in organizations, communities, and societies.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students explore the best practices of team dynamics including team leadership, collaboration, conflict resolution, and productivity, and how to apply that knowledge to improve teamwork in organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students examine the measurement of individual differences, job analysis, performance appraisal and feedback, employee selection and placement, and the design and evaluation of training and other organizational intervention programs.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students gain an understanding of the overall processes involved in building and maintaining positive customer relationships by delivering customer value and increasing customer satisfaction.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students explore methods, procedures, techniques, and tools useful in the conduct of IOP research designed to help organizations function, including various research designs and strategies, the use of criteria in determining reliability and validity, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, interpretive skills, and, an understanding of the ethical standards governing the conduct of all research involving human participants.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will examine various statistical techniques that are used in the analysis of data generated by empirical research, including descriptive and inferential statistical methods, parametric and nonparametric analyses, sampling distributions, and the generalizations, inferences, and interpretations that can legitimately be made on the basis of statistical evidence.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students apply what they have learned throughout the program by conducting a culminating project or assignment that contributes to their workplace, career, and/or industry.

Credits

3

Coaching and Consulting Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Students learn about the theory and practice of coaching leaders and managers at all levels of an organization and how to help them refine their skills and improve their performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students examine the methodologies used to collect, organize, analyze, and present organizational assessment data to clients to help them resolve problems and improve performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students learn how to be an effective facilitator who, as a catalyst, actively and effectively guides, coaches, and focuses people on achieving their objectives, whether as individuals or in teams.

Credits

3

Human Resource Management Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Students gain an understanding of the effective use of human resource systems in developing competencies, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation, and employee relations.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students develop the ability to conduct training needs assessments, design training programs, facilitate training teams, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students learn how to develop an organizational competency culture in which everyone is aware of the specific competencies needed to perform their jobs and are motivated to develop them to their finest.

Credits

3

Occupational Health Psychology Concentration (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course is an overview of Occupational Health Psychology and the role it plays in identifying and reducing the occupational safety and health problems that underlie illnesses and injuries in various types of work. It will also include discussions of accompanying research methods and practices used in the field. In addition, it will cover organizational interventions, such as work redesign and employee-assistance programs implemented to reduce occupational stress.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will review typical stressors in the workplace that undermine an individual’s wellbeing and performance. It will explore the health implications of stressful work, including physical and psychological health, as well as social and economic outcomes. In addition, it will identify risk factors in organizations for occupational stress, injury, and illness, and strategies and mechanisms for dealing with them.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will explore the field of positive mental health and underlying theories related to positive emotions and happiness, covering empirical research centered on the nature of happiness and psychological well-being, the biological basis of positive emotions, emotional intelligence, and skills that lead to healthy individual and interpersonal functioning in the workplace.

Credits

3

No Concentration (Please choose any courses from the concentration courses) (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Students learn about the theory and practice of coaching leaders and managers at all levels of an organization and how to help them refine their skills and improve their performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students examine the methodologies used to collect, organize, analyze, and present organizational assessment data to clients to help them resolve problems and improve performance.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students learn how to be an effective facilitator who, as a catalyst, actively and effectively guides, coaches, and focuses people on achieving their objectives, whether as individuals or in teams.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students gain an understanding of the effective use of human resource systems in developing competencies, recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, compensation, and employee relations.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students develop the ability to conduct training needs assessments, design training programs, facilitate training teams, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students learn how to develop an organizational competency culture in which everyone is aware of the specific competencies needed to perform their jobs and are motivated to develop them to their finest.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is an overview of Occupational Health Psychology and the role it plays in identifying and reducing the occupational safety and health problems that underlie illnesses and injuries in various types of work. It will also include discussions of accompanying research methods and practices used in the field. In addition, it will cover organizational interventions, such as work redesign and employee-assistance programs implemented to reduce occupational stress.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will review typical stressors in the workplace that undermine an individual’s wellbeing and performance. It will explore the health implications of stressful work, including physical and psychological health, as well as social and economic outcomes. In addition, it will identify risk factors in organizations for occupational stress, injury, and illness, and strategies and mechanisms for dealing with them.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will explore the field of positive mental health and underlying theories related to positive emotions and happiness, covering empirical research centered on the nature of happiness and psychological well-being, the biological basis of positive emotions, emotional intelligence, and skills that lead to healthy individual and interpersonal functioning in the workplace.

Credits

3

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.