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  
Ioannidou, Eleni Graduate Program Assistant 718-951-5601 5401 James Hall eleni.ioannidou @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  


Admission Requirements

Department Psychology
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
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: 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.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation, essay, resume or CV, and a writing sample (could be paper written as course assignment, e.g. for research methods class, undergraduate thesis, or an essay on a topic of the applicant's choice addressing a problem or issue in industrial and organizational psychology); GRE scores if available. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php

Also, please fill out and submit the Application Summary Fact Sheet found here: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/aca_naturalsciences_psychology/170113-IOApplicationSummary-Form.pdf Please be advised this program does not accept non-degree seeking applicants.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 520, 190, 69
Examinations GRE Optional


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 (either 36 credits or 33 credits including a thesis)
Either 36 credits or 33 credits including a thesis, for which one opts by taking Psychology 7781G, a three-credit course. 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 elective courses. Courses offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses or higher. The comprehensive examination is a requirement of the program and students are eligible to take it when they have registered for their 24th credit.