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Industrial/Organizational Psychology



Program Overview: M.P.S.

Master of Professional Studies in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

UMBC's Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.): Industrial/Organizational Psychology is designed to provide advanced education to early/mid-career professionals in the areas of human capital functions, personnel selection, and training and organizational management.

The two-year program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques to evaluate and explore organizational behavioral management, human factors, and human resource practices based on the needs of the current job market. Upon completing the program, students will have also completed a professional capstone experience, developing a professional portfolio while building relationships with those in industry.


Program Requirements

The program requires a total of 30-credit hours. Students must complete 5 core courses (totaling 15 credits) and 4 electives (totaling 12 credits), and the Capstone course (3 credits). Please see a program planning form here.

Required Core Courses (students choose five):

  • PSYC 670: Industrial/Organizational Psychology [3]
  • PSYC 671: Seminar in Social Psychology [3]
  • PSYC 672: Introduction to Data Analytic Procedures [3]*
  • PSYC 673: Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues [3]
  • PSYC 674: Methods of Assessment [3]
  • PSYC 601: Professional Human Resource Practices [3]
    *only required course

Elective Courses (students choose four):

  • Group Decision Making [3]
  • Human Performance Technologies [3]
  • Survey Design and Development [3]
  • Program Evaluation [3]
  • Strategic Planning [3]
  • Organizational Behavior Management [3]
  • Human Factors [3]
  • EDUC 602: Instructional Systems Design [3]
  • EDUC 671: Training and Development [3]

Capstone Course :
Capstone Experience [3]

Financial Aid:  Graduate assistantships or scholarships are not available through this program.