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Courses in our online master's in psychology,
industrial/organizational psychology program cover leadership
theories, group development, motivation and workplace performance,
conflict resolution, and testing and selection processes.
Principles of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
In this course, learners identify and confirm theories and research
of industrial/organizational psychology. Learners examine and explain
the various psychological constructs affecting individuals, groups,
teams, and organizations in the workplace and assess diversity and
ethical principles as they relate to decisionmaking processes.
Learners also evaluate the differences between industrial and
organizational psychology and implement various assessment methods,
models, and interventions applicable across workplace settings.
|5 quarter credits|
Survey of Research Methods
Learners in this course critically evaluate research in order to gain
an understanding of the scientific methods of inquiry and the ethical
considerations of research. Learners focus on becoming educated
consumers and creators of research. Learners also use their research
design skills to analyze and apply research methodologies, validity,
reliability and other components of scientific research related to
their field of interest.
|5 quarter credits|
Learners in this course evaluate current theories of psychological
consultation and analyze the variety of roles and interventions that
engage psychological consultants in an applied setting. Learners
examine psychological consultants’ contributions to clinical,
educational, industrial, and organizational settings and demonstrate
the competencies required to evaluate and conduct psychological
consultative services through applied case work, practice, and
self-appraisal. Other course topics include consultation ethics,
models of consultation research, and the dynamics of the
|5 quarter credits|
Psychology of Leadership
This course provides a comprehensive review of leadership theories
and factors, including leader development, leadership styles, and
multicultural issues relevant to leadership in various settings.
Learners research and evaluate leadership principles and apply
leadership theory to clinical, counseling, educational,
organizational, and sports settings. Learners examine case studies;
investigate and evaluate the processes and best practices of leader
development; analyze their own leadership strengths; and relate this
knowledge to their professional practice.
|5 quarter credits|
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practices in Human Resource Management
Learners in this course analyze psychologically based methods, tools,
and practices used in industrial/organizational psychology, including
needs assessment, personnel selection, job analysis, performance
management and appraisal, organizational functioning, motivation,
training, and management, in the context of their application to human
resource management. Learners identify the underlying psychological
theories, research, and approaches related to human resource
management and synthesize these theories and research to develop
evidence-based application grounded in science and scholarship.
Throughout the course, learners gain and demonstrate a working
knowledge of organizational systems and culture.
|5 quarter credits|
If you’re looking to improve workplace
performance and help create a psychologically healthy environment, our
MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology specialization can help by
teaching you how to:
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
MS in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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