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2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog 
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.S.

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Major Code: 8145 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

Program Chair
Lisa A. Steelman, Ph.D.

Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is the scientific study of the workplace. Rigorous research methods are applied to issues of critical relevance to business and organizations. The master’s program is a two-year degree that prepares professionals to work in management consulting or within the broad human resource function in organizations. In addition, the program serves as a preparatory sequence for those graduate students who wish to continue their education in a doctoral program.

The industrial/organizational master of science degree program at Florida Tech follows the scientist-practitioner model of graduate training, emphasizing the development of research skills, knowledge of I/O theory and techniques, and applied experiences. Student take a series of required classes in the foundations of psychology and research methods, core content in I/O psychology, and can elect to complete either a practicum or master’s thesis.

The I/O program is affiliated with the Florida Tech Center for Organizational Effectiveness and Institute for Cross-Cultural Management, which provide opportunities for students to extend their research and applied skills beyond the classroom.

Admission Requirements

A master’s applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology or business, although graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. A master’s applicant should have a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher, and should submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of career objectives, résumé  and GRE General Test scores. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses attempted must be submitted. The application deadline is January 15. Preadmission visits to the campus and conferences with faculty and students are strongly encouraged.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology requires the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 45 credit hours of approved coursework and the passing of a final program examination administered in the semester of graduation, or successful defense of a master’s thesis.


Elective (9 credit hours)

Year 1

Year 2

Total Credits Required: 45

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