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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 45-credit MAIOP program is defined as three or more courses per semester (nine or more credits).Credit requirements can be met by taking four courses in three out of four semesters. 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 resource management, organization change and development, and related fields (see Program Overview). For more information, please see the top reasons for attending the MAIOP program, and view our frequently asked questions page.

Courses are usually offered in the evenings and on accelerated (weekend) schedules to allow full-time students to work during the day at graduate assistantships. 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 under two years, or four semesters.

Our alumni network and 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 outside organizations completing internships. 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 45-credit MAIOP degree. There is some flexibility in the program schedule; for example, students may register for internship credits during the term. Some students take twelve credits during one semester and elect not to take summer courses. 

  Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer 
First Academic Year

P6619 (R)*
P6608 (R)
P6640 (R)
P6620 (R)
P6609 (R)

Second Academic Year P6635 (R)
Econ 6625 (R)*
P6693 (R)
P6645 (R)
P6694 (R)
~Tentative schedule, subject to change.
(R) indicates required course.
** Program gives you the option to take Econ6625 OR P6626

Required courses Semester Offered
ECON 6625 Industrial Relations Fall, Spring
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 Spring
PSYCH 6640 Industrial Motivation and Morale Spring
PSYCH 6645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Selected elective courses Semester Offered
PSYCH 6610 Program Evaluation Spring
PSYCH 6612 Consultation Seminar Spring
PSYCH 6644 The Performance Appraisal Process Fall
PSYCH 6643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I Spring
PSYCH 6646 The Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation
PSYCH 6647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings  
PSYCH 6628 The Interview Spring
PSYCH 6641 Personnel Development and Training Fall, Spring
PSYCH 6642 Organizational Development and Change Fall, Spring
PSYCH 6624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group Spring
PSYCH 6638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change Fall
PSYCH 6623 Psychology of the Small Group Spring
MGMT 6645 Management of Human Resources Fall, Spring
MGMT 6663 Leadership and Team Building Fall, Spring
MGMT 6667 Multicultural Issues in the Workplace Fall
COMM 6621 Managerial Communication
MGMT 6660 Contemporary Issues with I/O