Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (MAIOP)
Full-time Study in the MAIOP Program
Full-time study in the 48-credit MAIOP program is defined as three or more courses per trimester (nine or more credits). Students in the program are provided with excellent classroom instruction as well as outside learning opportunities such as internships and professional workshops. Most MAIOP full-time students have recently received their baccalaureate degrees, and come to us from all over the United States and from many different countries. Students choose our program for the unique applied psychology education that we provide. Our graduates are qualified for positions in human resources management, organizational change and development, and related fields (see Program Overview). For more information, please see the ten reasons for attending the MAIOP program, and view our frequently asked questions page.
Courses are offered in the evenings and on accelerated weekend schedules to allow full-time students to work during the day at graduate assistantships for partial tuition waivers (see MAIOP financial aid). Also, the MAIOP schedule allows full-time students to complete organizational internships to obtain relevant professional experience and marketable skills. Full-time students can complete the program in one and one-half years, or five trimesters.
Strong ties to the business community provide students with numerous opportunities for mentoring relationships, job-shadowing activities, and networking with area professionals (see SHRM-UNH). Also, students are provided with the resources to study for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam (a nationally recognized designation that demonstrates that an individual has mastered a key body of knowledge pertaining to the human resources field).
Students in their first year take mostly core courses and are frequent participants in student groups such as the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-UNH). Second year students enroll in elective courses and spend a good deal of time in the corporate world completing internships. Both first-year and second-year students work at graduate assistantships during the academic year (see MAIOP financial aid). Both out-of state students and Connecticut residents make the most of their leisure time in the MAIOP program by taking advantage of the wide variety of social and cultural activities in the region (see MAIOP student life).
Below is a sample program for full-time study for the 48-credit MAIOP degree. There is some flexibility in the program schedule; for example, students may register for internship credits during the summer trimester. Some students take twelve credits during one trimester and elect not to take summer courses. See also the internship manual, internship description form, and application to register for internship or practicum.
|Fall trimester||Winter trimester||Spring trimester||Summer session|
|First academic year
|Second academic year||EC625** (R)
P693 Org Internship I
P694 Org Internship II
* (R) indicates required course.
** Possible substitutions for EC625 include EC687, EC679 or EC627.
|Required courses||Trimester Offered|
|EC 625 Industrial Relations||Fall|
|P 608 Psychometrics and Statistics||Fall|
|P 609 Research Methods||Winter|
|P 619 Organizational Behavior||Fall, Winter|
|P 620 Industrial Psychology||Winter|
|P 635 Psychological Testing in Industry||Spring|
|P 640 Industrial Motivation and Morale||Winter|
|P 645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology||Spring|
|Selected elective courses||Trimester Offered|
|P 610 Program Evaluation||Spring|
|P 612 Consultation Seminar||Winter|
|P 644 The Performance Appraisal Process||Fall|
|P 643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I||Spring|
|P 646 The Psychology of Conflict Management II||Fall|
|P 647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings|
|P 628 The Interview||Fall, Winter|
|P 641 Personnel Development and Training||Fall|
|P 642 Organizational Development and Change||Every trimester|
|P 624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group||Winter|
|P 638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change||Varies|
|P 623 Psychology of the Small Group||Varies|
|MG 645 Management of Human Resources||Most trimesters|
|MG 663 Leadership and Team Building||Most trimesters|
|MG 667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace||Most trimesters|
|CO 621 Managerial Communication||Most trimesters|