Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology ConcentrationThe Industrial / Organizational Psychology program at Springfield College blends course work from the fields of management, organizational psychology, and counseling. This allows graduates to apply the science of
psychology to solve a wide array of human and organizational problems ranging from employee selection to team building and organizational development. The I/O Psychology program allows for flexibility in designing a course of study and fieldwork options for individual students.
The I/O Psychology program provides students with a variety of learning opportunities. Graduates of the program can expect to learn how to:
- Design, conduct, and evaluate organizational research projects.
- Conduct and translate psychological information into non-technical terms.
- Design and evaluate training programs.
- Assess the impact of motivation, job stress, leadership, and other constructs of work behavior.
- Build effective work groups through job analysis, group development, and worker participation.
- Analyze and design organizational change strategies.
- Effectively develop employee selection and job placement criteria.
- Mediate employee and labor disputes.
Career Opportunities:Upon completion of graduate training in I/O Psychology, students will be prepared for careers in a variety of occupations. Graduates of the program have acquired positions within the areas of human resources management, training and development, consumer research, recruitment, organizational development, and management consulting, within business, non-profit, and public settings.
The plan of studyThe I/O program at Springfield College requires a minimum of thirty-eight semester hours. Students are encouraged to work closely with the I/O Psychology program director while developing their overall plan of study. The student’s plan of study is intended to meet their personal and professional goals and culminate in a Master of Science degree in psychology with a concentration in industrial and organizational psychology.
Undergraduate Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the program.
Industrial/Organizational Program Requirements (18 credits)
PSYC 588: Talent Acquisitions
PSYC 635: Psychology in Organizations
PSYC 648: Training & Development in Organizations
PSYC 646: Organizational Conflict Management
PSYC 650: Organizational Development & Change
PSYC 681: Work Group Dynamics
Research Requirements (11credits)
RSCH 610: Foundations & Methods of Research
RSCH 612: Proposal Design
RSCH 620: Educational & Psychological Statistics
PSYC 626: Research Project in Psychology
RSCH 635: Thesis (4 credits)
Industrial/Organizational Selectives (9 credits)
PSYC 513: Psychological Testing
PSYC 614: Counseling Diverse Populations
PSYC 622: Principles of Counseling
PSYC 643: Career Development & Counseling
PSYC 649: Communication & Motivation in Organizations
PSYC 652: Consulting Skills
PSYC 686: Fieldwork / Internship & Seminar
SMRT 677: Supervisory Management
HPER 679: Personnel / Human Resource Management
Michael A. Surrette, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director
Locklin Hall - 315
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
E-mail Michael Surrette