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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

Thursday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Trina McCarty
Program Coordinator

Curriculum

The major components of the program are on-campus summer courses and workshops (two weeks each summer for program years one and two), guided research, web courses, the practicum and graduation.

Calendar by Class Year 

2018

 

DatesClasses/Activity
October 16, 2017Application review for Class of 2018 begins
December 15, 2017Final MIOP Application Deadline for international applicants
April 30, 2018Final MIOP Application Deadline for Class of 2018
June 15, 2018Summer 2018 payment due
July 15, 2018 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2017 and new Class of 2018, 6:30 p.m.
July 16-July 20, 2018 (required)Summer Workshops-First Week
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2018
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2017
July 23-July 27, 2018 (required)Summer Workshops-Second Week
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2018
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2017
July 26, 2018MIOP Picnic
July 27, 2018Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 10, 2018PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 20, 2018Fall 2018 payment due
August 20, 2018Fall Classes begin.
PSYCH 879 Organizational Psychology
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 7, 2018PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 879 end.
January 22, 2019Spring 2019 payment due
January 22, 2019Spring Classes begin.
PSYCH 875 Personnel Training
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
March 11-15, 2019Spring Break
May 10, 2019PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 875 end.
June 14, 2019Summer 2019 payment due
July 21, 2019 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2018 and new Class of 2019, 6:30 p.m.
July 22-July 26, 2019Summer Workshops-First Week
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2019
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2018
July 29-August 2, 2019Summer Workshops-Second Week
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2019
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2018
August 1, 2019MIOP Picnic
August 2, 2019Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 16, 2019PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 26, 2019Fall 2019 payment due
August 26, 2019Fall Classes begin.
PSYCH 878 Personnel Selection
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 13, 2019PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 878 end.
January 21, 2020Spring 2020 payment due
January 21, 2020Spring Classes begin.
PSYCH 880 Performance Appraisal
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
March 9-13, 2020Spring Break
May 8, 2020PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 880 end.
June 15, 2020Final Payment due.
Summer 2020Finalize Practicum; No Summer Workshops
December 11, 2020Class of 2018 MIOP Graduation.

2017 

DatesClasses/Activity
October 17, 2016Application review for Class of 2017 begins
December 9, 2016Final MIOP Application Deadline for international applicants
April 28, 2017Final MIOP Application Deadline for Class of 2017
June 15, 2017Summer 2017 payment due
July 16, 2017 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2016 and new Class of 2017, 6:30 p.m.

July 17-July 21, 2017 (required)

Summer Workshops-First Week
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2017
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2016

July 24-July 28, 2017 (required)

Summer Workshops-Second Week 
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2017
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2016
July 27, 2017MIOP Picnic
July 28, 2017Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 11, 2017PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 21, 2017Fall 2017 payment due

August 21, 2017

Fall Classes begin.
PSYCH 878 Personnel Selection
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 8, 2017PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 878 end.
January 16, 2018Spring 2018 payment due

January 16, 2018

Spring Classes begin.
PSYCH 880 Performance Appraisal
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
March 19-23, 2018Spring Break
May 4, 2018PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 880 end.
June 15, 2018Summer 2018 payment due
July 15, 2018 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2017 and new Class of 2018, 6:30 p.m.

July 16-July 20, 2018

Summer Workshops-First Week 
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2018
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2017

July 23-July 27, 2018

Summer Workshops-Second Week
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2018
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2017
July 26, 2018MIOP Picnic
July 27, 2018Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 10, 2018PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 20, 2018Fall payment due

August 20, 2018

Fall classes begin. 
PSYCH 879 Organizational Psychology
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 7, 2018PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 879 end.

January 22, 2019

Spring classes begin. 
PSYCH 875 Personnel Training
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
January 22, 2019Spring 2019 payment due
March 11-15, 2019Spring Break
May 10, 2019PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 875 end.
June 14, 2019Final Payment due.
Summer 2019Finalize Practicum; No Summer Workshops
December 13, 2019Class of 2017 MIOP Graduation.

2016  

DatesClasses/Activity
October 15, 2015Application review for Class of 2016 begins
December 11, 2015Final MIOP Application Deadline for international applicants
April 29, 2016Final MIOP Application Deadline for Class of 2016
June 15, 2016Summer 2016 payment due
July 17, 2016 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2015 and new Class of 2016, 6:30 p.m.
July 18-July 22, 2016 (required)Summer Workshops-First Week
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2016
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2015
July 25-July 29, 2016 (required)Summer Workshops-Second Week 
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2016
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2015
July 28, 2016MIOP Picnic
July 29, 2016Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 12, 2016PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 22, 2016Fall 2015 payment due
August 22, 2016Fall Classes begin.
PSYCH 879 Organizational Psychology
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 9, 2016PSYCH 879 and PSYCH 860 end.
January 17, 2017Spring 2017 payment due
January 17, 2017Spring Classes begin.
PSYCH 875 Personnel Training
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
March 20-24, 2017Spring Break
May 5, 2017PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 875 end.
June 15, 2017Summer 2017 payment due
July 17-July 21, 2017 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2016 and new Class of 2017, 6:30 p.m.
July 17-July 21, 2017Summer Workshops-First Week 
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2017
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2016
July 24-July 28, 2017Summer Workshops-Second Week
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2017
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2016
July 27, 2017MIOP Picnic
July 28, 2017Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 11, 2017PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 21, 2017Fall payment due
August 21, 2017Fall classes begin. 
PSYCH 878 Personnel Selection
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 8, 2017PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 878 end.
January 16, 2018Spring classes begin. 
PSYCH 880 Performance Appraisal
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
January 16, 2018Spring 2018 payment due
March 19-23, 2018Spring Break
May 4, 2018PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 880 end.
June 15, 2018Final Payment due.
Summer 2018Finalize Practicum; No Summer Workshops
December 7, 2018Class of 2016 MIOP Graduation.

 

2015

DatesClasses/Activity
October 15, 2014Application review for Class of 2015 begins
December 12, 2014Final MIOP Application Deadline for international applicants
April 30, 2015Final MIOP Application Deadline for Class of 2015
June 15, 2015Summer 2015 payment due
July 19, 2015 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2014 and new Class of 2015, 6:30 p.m.
July 20-July 24, 2015 (required)Summer Workshops-First Week
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2015
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2014
July 27-July 31, 2015 (required)Summer Workshops-Second Week 
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2015
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2014
July 30, 2015MIOP Picnic
July 31, 2015Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 14, 2015PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 24, 2015Fall 2015 payment due
September 8, 2015Fall Classes begin.
PSYCH 878 Personnel Selection
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 11, 2015PSYCH 880 and PSYCH 860 end.
January 19, 2016Spring 2016 payment due
January 25, 2016Spring Classes begin.
PSYCH 880 Performance Appraisal
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
March 14-18, 2016Spring Break
May 6, 2016PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 880 end.
June 15, 2016Summer 2016 payment due
July 17, 2016 (required)Summer Workshops: Buffet Reception and Orientation for Class of 2015 and new Class of 2016, 6:30 p.m.
July 18-July 22, 2016Summer Workshops-First Week 
PSYCH 804 I/O Seminar: Class of 2016
PSYCH 809 Research Methods II: Class of 2015
July 25-July 29, 2016Summer Workshops-Second Week
PSYCH 808 Research Methods I: Class of 2016
PSYCH 968 Ethics/Legal Issues: Class of 2015
July 28, 2016MIOP Picnic
July 29, 2016Summer on-campus sessions are over; classes are not.
August 12, 2016PSYCH 804, PSYCH 808, PSYCH 809, and PSYCH 968 end.
August 22, 2016Fall payment due
September 6, 2016Fall classes begin. 
PSYCH 879 Organizational Psychology
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
December 9, 2016PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 879 end.
January 17, 2017Spring classes begin. 
PSYCH 875 Personnel Training
PSYCH 860 Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology
January 17, 2017Spring 2017 payment due
March 20-24, 2017Spring Break
May 5, 2017PSYCH 860 and PSYCH 875 end.
June 15, 2017Final Payment due.
Summer 2017Finalize Practicum; No Summer Workshops
December 2017Class of 2015 MIOP Graduation.

Course Sequence

I. Summer Course Work (with two-week, on-campus workshops/sessions)

Students are required to bring laptop computers to the summer on-campus courses. During on-campus sessions, students learn Internet-related skills such as how to access course modules, participate in chat rooms and post messages. These sessions also provide students with the opportunity to interact with peers and faculty.

First Summer (on-campus workshops required)

PSYCH 804 - (Introductory Seminar) Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits) 
This is an advanced survey of theory, research and practice pertaining to human behavior in work organizations. Topics include an overview of selection, training and evaluation of employees, job analysis and evaluation, work motivation and satisfaction, organization behavior and development and working conditions.

PSYCH 808 - Applied Research Methods I (3 credits) 
This laboratory-based course will teach students how to set up and analyze human resource information systems to enable them to make data-based human resource decisions. Case studies on real organizational data will be used to assess such human resource areas as discrimination, strategic planning, grievance filing, performance-based compensation systems and job evaluation.

Second Summer (on-campus workshops required)

PSYCH 968 - Ethical and Legal Issues: Seminar in Professional Problems (3 credits) 
This course will look at current ethical and legal policies that affect human resource professionals. The ethical implications of consulting with and doing research in organizations will be discussed. Recent legislation and legal cases and their impact on human resource functions will also be examined.

PSYCH 809 - Applied Research Methods II (3 credits) 
The second part of the research component will focus on applied research techniques in organizations and developing the skills that students will require to complete their third-year project. Students will be taught how to utilize resources to review the literature, operational research, develop a research agenda and budget, and evaluate their research.

II. Online Courses

Each spring and fall semester, one of the following four courses will be offered using distance and web-based educational resources. Also, students will be enrolled in 2 credit hours of Master's Research in Psychology each spring and fall semester. Delivery will be accomplished using the web, email and guided study. Students and faculty will communicate through discussion rooms, threaded message boards, email and telephone. Assignments will enable students to apply the concepts and techniques learned to company-related problems.

Courses offered on a rotational basis every two years

PSYCH 878 - Personnel Selection (3 credits) 
This course will focus on developing, performing and analyzing several different job procedures, which provide the basis for several human resource functions. It will also examine the theoretical and practical issues in staffing industrial organizations, including recruitment, test validation and other employment opportunity issues (test fairness, adverse impact, etc.).

PSYCH 880 - Performance Appraisal (3 credits) 
The course will examine data sources, rating procedures, psychometric criteria for evaluating performance appraisal systems and models/theories of the performance evaluation process. Different compensation models and their advantages and disadvantages will also be discussed.

PSYCH 879 - Organizational Psychology (3 credits) 
Examines the individual's role in organizations and the effects of organizational variables on the individual worker. Topics include organizational communication, employee socialization, cultures and psychological climates of organizations, stress in organizations, group processes and employee performance, and organizational change and development.

PSYCH 875 - Personnel Training (3 credits) 
An examination of the training of personnel in an organization. Topics include: determination of an organization's training needs, selection and motivation of trainees, design and evaluation of training programs and examination of several specific strategies for accomplishing the training function.

III. Guided Study Practicum Research

Students will be enrolled each spring and fall semester in 2 credit hours of Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology.

PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology (2 credits; Fall of Year One)

PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology (2 credits; Spring of Year One)

PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Job Analysis (2 credits; Fall of Year Two)

PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Research in I/O Psychology (2 credits; Spring of Year Two)

IV. Summer of Year Three*

Final course is PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Final Report in I/O Psychology (5 credits). Students do NOT come to the campus.

The third summer of the program is spent writing and finalizing a guided-study practicum based on a company-related human resource issue. Each student will work on the research and practicum with his/her major professor.

Due to the diverse backgrounds of the students entering the MIOP program, practica are expected to be as equally diverse. However, broad study areas include: development of selection instruments, job training needs assessment, development of performance evaluations and performance-based compensation models, surveys of employee attitudes and evaluation of the programs. In some cases, students will work with real world data sets and projects provided by their instructor. Each student's major professor will work with the student to determine the scope and breadth of his/her practicum.

V. Fall of Year Three

Final course is PSYCH 860 - Practicum: Final Report in I/O Psychology (1 credit).

VI. Graduation

MIOP commencement takes place in Dec. Final report should be completed by the end of Sept. in order to meet the graduation deadlines. It takes time to obtain feedback and make changes to a final report.

If a student does not complete the degree by Dec. of MIOP year three, the student will be out-of-sequence and will be required to pay an additional MIOP program per semester fee of $250, as well as the current per-credit-hour cost of the course. These will include, but will not be limited to, the cost of enrolling in an additional 1 credit hour during each semester until the student graduates. Also, all Graduate School and departmental rules and procedures must be followed for eligibility to defer graduation, with the understanding that the student will be responsible for costs related to deferred graduation.

*Curriculum is subject to change. Please note that university tuition and fees are subject to change.

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College: Arts and Sciences
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