Master of Science in Personnel and Human Resources Development

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The M.S. in Personnel and Human Resources Development is designed for individuals who wish to work as applied professionals in areas such as management consulting, human resource management, industrial relations, and consumer behavior.


Core Courses (18)
PSYC 511Psychometric Theory3
PSYC 529Personnel Selection and Evaluation3
PSYC 545Graduate Statistics I3
PSYC 546Graduate Statistics II3
PSYC 555Seminar in Industrial Training3
PSYC 556Organizational Psychology3
Internship Courses (6)
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Industrial Psychology Internship I1-6
Industrial Psychology Internship II1-6
Elective Courses (19)
Select 19 credit hours19
Total Credit Hours43

These core courses provide a broad understanding of human relations in the workplace through theory and practice. Electives in advanced general psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, vocational rehabilitation, public administration, law, and business allow for specialization. Designed as a two year full-time program with a minimum of 43 credit hours required, it also can be undertaken on a part-time basis. A research thesis or project is not required. Completing each I/O and statistics course with a minimum of a “B” (or appropriate remedial work determined by the department) constitutes the comprehensive requirement. There is no foreign language requirement.

Minimum requirements for admission include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.1/4.0, GRE results, and favorable academic recommendations. Further information can be obtained from the program upon request.