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The Master of Arts program in industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology—personnel and human resources examines and applies the science of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology to human resource management (HRM). With a multidisciplinary approach integrating business, HRM, and I/O psychology, the program will help you gain knowledge of theories, methods, and research findings to create and employ successful human resource strategies.
I/O psychologists with a specialization in personnel and human resources can improve hiring practices, develop training programs, and conduct such training as well as conduct research to help solve organizational problems. They work in human resource departments and in research departments, or as internal or external consultants. The program will prepare students for entry-level analyst and associate positions in the areas of personnel and human resources in many organizations.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
This program prepares the student for entry-level analyst and associate positions in the areas of personnel and human resources in organizations. It shares a common core of five courses with other concentrations in industrial and organizational psychology, but places additional emphasis on theory, research, and practice in areas such as human resource management, job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, retention, and outplacement.
Applicants should offer: (a) an overall GPA of 3.00 or better, (b) a minimum of 12 credits in psychology, and (c) courses both in statistics and in research methods, with a grade of B or better in both courses.
Students must complete 36 credits and receive a passing grade on the comprehensive examination. The eight required courses include Psychology 7101G or 7231G; and 7105G, 7106G, 7210G, 7232G, 7236G, 7241G, and 7242G. The remainder of each student’s program consists of four elective courses (12 credits) that must be Psychology 7000-level courses within the psychology department. Other courses may be used as electives with prior Graduate Deputy approval. The comprehensive examination is a requirement of the program and students are eligible to take it when they have registered for their 24th credit.
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
Please be advised this program does not accept non-degree seeking applicants.
Refer to the instructions at Graduate Admissions.
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