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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. 

Sequence for Required Courses
Fall Academic Year Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
First Academic Year

PSCY 6619 (R) 
PSYC 6608 (R)
PSYC 6640 (R)
PSYC 6620 (R)
PSYC 6609 (R)

Second Academic Year PSYC 6635 (R)
ECON 6625 (R)**
Internship I 
PSYC 6645 (R)
PSYC 6626 (R)**
Internship II

~Tentative schedule, subject to change.
(R) indicates required course.
** Program gives you the option to take ECON 6625 OR PSYC 6626

Required Courses
Course Title Semester Offered
ECON 6625 Industrial Relations Fall, Spring
PSYC 6608 Psychometrics and Statistics Fall
PSYC 6609 Research Methods Spring
PSYC 6619 Organizational Behavior Fall, Spring
PSYC 6620 Industrial Psychology Spring
PSYC 6635 Psychological Testing in Industry Spring
PSYC 6640 Industrial Motivation and Morale Spring
PSYC 6645 Seminar in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Spring
PSYC 6626 Worker Well Being Spring

Selected Elective Courses
Course Title Semester Offered
PSYC 6610 Program Evaluation Spring
PSYC 6612 Consultation Seminar Spring
PSYC 6644 The Performance Appraisal Process Fall
PSYC 6643 The Psychology of Conflict Management I Spring
PSYC 6646 The Psychology of Negotiation and Mediation
PSYC 6647 I/O Psychology in Global Settings  
PSYC 6628 The Interview Fall
PSYC 6641 Personnel Development and Training Fall, Spring
PSYC 6642 Organizational Development and Change Fall, Spring
PSYC 6624 Experiential Self-Analytic Group Spring
PSYC 6638 Psychology of Communication and Opinion Change Fall
PSYC 6623 Psychology of the Small Group Fall
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 Spring
MGMT 6660 Contemporary Issues in I/O Psychology Spring