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Full-Time Study

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 Spring trimester Summer trimester Summer Break session
First academic year

PSYCH6619 (R)*
PSYCH6608 (R)
PSYCH6640 (R)
PSYCH6620 (R)
PSYCH6609 (R)
PSYCH6645 (R)
PSYCH6635 (R)
Second academic year ECON6625** (R)
PSYCH6693  Internship I
Internship II

* (R) indicates required course.
** Possible substitutions for EC625 include EC687, EC679 or EC627.

Required courses Trimester Offered
ECON 6625 Industrial Relations Most Trimesters
PSYCH 6608 Psychometrics and Statistics Fall
PSYCH 6609 Research Methods Spring
PSYCH 6619 Organizational Behavior Fall, Spring
PSYCH 6620 Industrial Psychology Spring
PSYCH 6635 Psychological Testing in Industry Summer
PSYCH 6640 Industrial Motivation and Morale Spring
PSYCH 6645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Selected elective courses Trimester Offered
PSYCH 6610 Program Evaluation Summer
PSYCH 6612 Consultation Seminar Spring
PSYCH 6644 The Performance Appraisal Process Fall
PSYCH 6643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I Summer
PSYCH 6646 The Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation
PSYCH 6647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings  
PSYCH 6628 The Interview Fall, Summer
PSYCH 6641 Personnel Development and Training Fall, Spring
PSYCH 6642 Organizational Development and Change Most Trimesters
PSYCH 6624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group Spring
PSYCH 6638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change Varies
PSYCH 6623 Psychology of the Small Group Varies
MGMT 6645 Management of Human Resources Most trimesters
MGMT 6663 Leadership and Team Building Spring, Summer
MGMT 6667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace Fall
COMM 6621 Managerial Communication Summer