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I/O Psychology Cohort Program for Working Professionals


The Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology Cohort program has been designed for the human resources professional and focuses on enhancing the effectiveness and functioning of organizations by applying psychological principles to human work behavior.  This program is being offered in a "cohort" format for busy working professionals with a minimum of 2 years of full time work experience.  The cohort students follow the same set schedule and meet one day a week for five weeks per course enabling them to complete the degree in 22 months.  This format helps the professional balance graduate school with the demands of family, work, and other responsibilities.  Students who complete the cohort curriculum also receive a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management.


Classes meet weekly on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are held in New London, CT.  There are no classes scheduled on major holiday weekends or during the month of August.  This cohort begins every other September.

Spring 2017 Tentative Schedule
Coming soon

Features & Benefits

  • Distinguished faculty & defined curriculum
  • Collaborative learning environment
  • Encounter real-world curriculum
  • Participate in lively classroom discussions
  • Expand your network of business peers
  • Benefit immediately from work-related classroom assignments
  • Earn a master's degree in less than two years without career interruption
  • Cohort style, same group of students remains together throughout the program
  • Small class size—15 to 25 students

Quick Cohort Student Facts

  • Average age of student: 35 yrs
  • Average work experience: 10 yrs
  • Gender of students: approximately 45% female   55% male
  • More than 60 companies represented
  • More than 10 industries represented
  • More than 50 Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York cities represented

Admissions Requirements

In additional to the traditional program admissions requirements found here, the I/O Psychology cohort program also requires a minimum of two years of professional experience, preferably in an area related to human resources or in a managerial/supervisory role, or consulting.

Industrial Organizational Psychology Cohort Curriculum

PSYC 6619
Organizational Behavior
PSYC 6620 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 6608 Psychometrics & Statistics
PSYC 6643
The Psychology of Conflict Management I
MGMT 6645 Management of Human Resources
PSYC 6642
Organizational Change & Development
PSYC 6635 Psychological Testing in Industry
PSYC 6640 Industrial Motivation & Morale
PSYC 6609 Research Methods
PSYC 6644
The Performance Appraisal Process
PSYC 6641 Personnel Development & Training
PSYC 6645
Seminar in Industrial Organizational Psychology
ECON  6625
Industrial Relations
PSYC 6612 Consultation Seminar
PSYC 6678 Practicum I
PSYC 6679 Practicum II

More Information

For more information about the cohort option for working professionals, please contact:

Jessica LinicusJessica Linicus
Graduate Enrollment
Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment & Corporate Outreach
860.701.5462 or 1-800-DIAL-UNH ext. 7387