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    May 25, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog

Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MA

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Program Information

This graduate program prepares students to enter or advance in the field of industrial-organizational psychology and allied disciplines. Students will receive thorough grounding in the field’s major theoretical frameworks, consulting and other professional practice models, and individual, team and organizational research methods. Graduates of the program assume leadership roles in industrial-organizational psychology in small, medium, and large organizations in a variety of fields such as technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, entertainment, or work in global consulting firms servicing US and international clients. This program is a STEM-designated degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the main theoretical frameworks of industrial-organizational psychology with emphasis on organizational behavior, team and individual functioning, and leadership in a global context.
  • Examine the dynamic and evolving nature of professional practice with focus on careers in industrial-organizational psychology, as well as human resources, executive coaching, and management consulting.
  • Learn assessment tools to measure and diagnose individual, team, and organizational performance.
  • Explore contemporary challenges such as diversity in organizations, managing generational differences, and the growing role of human resources technology.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

The Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology requires completion of 33 units in the advanced program, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .

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