M.A. degree program in industrial and organizational psychology - personnel and human resources
HEGIS code 2008
NYS SED program code 90066

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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.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Hucey, Tonia Graduate Program Assistant 718-951-5601 5401 James Hall tonia.hucey @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  


Admission Requirements

Department Psychology
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Applications accepted on a rolling basis until class is full.
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.

2. Two letters of recommendation,

3. Personal/professional statement,

4. Resume or CV.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Please also fill out the Application Summary Fact Sheet https://www.dropbox.com/s/ow5ohsm13vb6qea/FactSheet-%20MA%20I-O-2021.pdf?dl=0

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php

Please be advised this program does not accept non-degree seeking applicants.

For more information, please visit http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/naturalsciences/graduate/psychology/industrial-and-organizational-psychology.php
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations GRE Optional


These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2022 semester.
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Matriculation requirements
Matriculation requirements
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.
Degree requirements
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.