This certificate program provides students with a foundation in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and its allied disciplines. Students pursue a course of study that exposes them to the field’s essential theoretical frameworks while also facilitating the pursuit of Psychology, the certificate is ideally combined with the M.A. Counseling Psychology for those students who seek to apply their skills to the workplace.
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this graduate certificate in must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing with a grade of “B” or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement for more information.
Applicability of Undergraduate Psychology Courses (Pathway Programs)
As a pathway to the graduate-level industrial organziational programs, students who complete the following undergraduate-level courses at Golden Gate University as a part of completing either the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology may have the comparable graduate-level required courses waived from their Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, or Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution program requirements: PSYCH 143 Psychology of Leadership satisfies the PSYCH 343 Leadership and the Development of Managerial Excellence requirement. MGT 141 Organizational Leadership satisfies the PSYCH 341 Organizational Behavior and Process requirement. Note: Students who have not completed (or are expected to complete) the Bachelor of Arts in Management with a Concentration in Psychology or Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Psychology are not eligible for this waiver. As a consequence of having these courses waived, the total number of units required to complete the program will be reduced accordingly.