2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Industrial/Organizational Psychology (M.S.)

Program Contact/Coordinator

Rebecca Martin, Interim Department Head
Department of Psychology
Hansen Hall 029

Program Information

Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology is a unique sub-discipline of psychology which applies research that improves the well-being and performance of people and their organizations.  The field encompasses areas such as personnel selection, performance appraisal, work motivation, and organizational development.

The SDSU I/O M.S. program is a 2-year, full-time program where students complete 44 credits of coursework, an internship between the 1st and 2nd academic year, and a master’s thesis.  The program is based on a cohort model, where students progress through the program together and take the same courses at the same time. The program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model, which balances the training of research and applied skills, and is the basis of training in the field of I/O psychology.

Course Delivery Format

Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate courses are delivered at the Brookings Main Campus in face-to-face term based instruction.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

Master of Science Option A - Thesis 44 Credit Hours

Total Required Credits: 44 (Option A)

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE:  Required
TOEFL: Score of 600 paper-based, 100 Internet-based
IELTS: 7.0

Applicants are highly encouraged to provide 3 letters of reference and a personal statement of career objectives describing their a) interest in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, b) reasons for pursuing a M.S. in I/O Psychology from South Dakota State University, c) research and work experience relevant to I/O Psychology, and d) career goals.

March 1 application due date and fall admission only.

General Requirements

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .