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The skills students acquire throughout the course of their studies prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in industrial-organizational psychology in small, medium, and large organizations in a variety of fields — technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, entertainment — or work at global consulting firms. Graduates are also well-prepared to pursue doctoral study in industrial-organizational psychology and related disciplines.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.50 should submit a statement of purpose and a resume.
    The statement of purpose should address the circumstances that may have led the applicants to poor academic performance, what had changed and why they think they'll be successful now.

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 acumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to theprogram’s requirements. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements forGraduate Programs .

ADVANCED PROGRAM — 33 UNITS

CORE COURSES — 27 UNITS

LEAD 301
Personal Leadership
LEAD 304
Leading Complex Change
PSYCH 308
Applied Psychological Research
PSYCH 344
Tests & Measurements
PSYCH 345
Organizational Behavior and Development
PSYCH 349
Executive Coaching Theory & Practice
PSYCH 354
Consulting Skills
PSYCH 355
Diversity in Organizations
PSYCH 356
Conflict Resolution: Ethics, Theory and Practice

ELECTIVE COURSES — 6 UNITS

Select two of the following:
HRM 302
Acquiring & Retaining Human Resources
HRM 306
Learning & Development
HRM 308
Ethics in Managing People at Work
LEAD 303
Teamwork in Organizations
LEAD 305
Adaptive Decision Making
MBA 311
Strategic Analysis and Design
MGT 345
Context of Business
PM 340
Introduction to Project Management
PSYCH 320
Therapeutic Communication and Counseling Skills
PSYCH 361
Coaching: Interpersonal Skills and Practices
PSYCH 398
Internship Applied Psychology (1 - 3 units)
Additional courses offered by the Ageno School of Business may be used to fulfill this requirement in consultation with the program director and/or the student’s academic advisor.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology will possess the skills and knowledge to:
  • 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.

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