Curriculum

Addressing organizational challenges 
through applied psychology.

Addressing organizational challenges
through applied psychology.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Required Courses

This 36-credit program is offered entirely online and can be completed in 24 months, making it an attractive option for students who may be currently employed. Our asynchronous learning model allows for convenience and flexibility. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below. More information, including course descriptions and sequencing, can be found in the Adler University Catalog.

Core Courses:

  • MIO-502: Organizational Theory (3 credits)
  • INDS-503: Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MIO-504: Organizational Development and Change (3 credits)
  • INDS-502: Statistics (3 credits)
  • MIO 509: Group Dynamics (3 credits)
  • MIO 524: Training Theory (3 credits)
  • MIO 512: Talent Selection and Recruitment (3 credits)
  • MIO-517: Talent Management (3 credits)
  • INDS-531: Adlerian Theory in Socially Responsible Practice (1 credit)
  • SJP 515-518: Social Justice Practicum (2 credits)

Concentrations

No Concentration * Select two courses from the elective courses below:

  • MIO-520: Workplace Measurement and Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MIO-523: Coaching and Consulting (3 credits)
  • MIO-521: Employee Development (3 credits)
  • MIO-525: E-Learning (3 credits)
  • MIO-522: Data Science (3 credits)
  • MIO-526: Data Analytics for Programming (3 credits)
  • MIO-527: Overview of Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MIO-528: Risk and Change Management (3 credits)

Training and Development Concentration

  • MIO-521: Employee Development (3 credits)
  • MIO-525: E-Learning (3 credits)

Data Science Concentration

  • MIO-522: Data Science (3 credits)
  • MIO-526: Data Analytics for Programming (3 credits)

Human Resources Management Concentration ** Note. Students selecting this concentration will take an additional course, for a total of 39 credits.

  • MIO-520: Workplace Measurement and Performance Management (3 credits)
  • MIO-527: Overview of Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MIO-528: Risk and Change Management (3 credits)

Thesis or Capstone

  • PSYC-511: MA Capstone (3 credits); or
  • PSYC-512: MA Thesis (3 credits)

Social Justice Practicum

The Social Justice Practicum (SJP) is a first-year, non-clinical and non-discipline specific experiential practicum that begins in the second course period of the student’s program. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to utilize collective power and social justice strategies to build a more equitable society. The SJP is designed to help students learn how to work alongside different communities as agents of social change; and serves as the catalyst for students to realize and understand their own strengths and responsibility to contribute to social equity. The SJP unites our academic institution and larger communities, which is an anchor of student learning at Adler University. This experiential learning process includes attending monthly workshops to explore civics, intersectionality, and community organizing and completing a practicum at community-based organizations to work on projects that will strengthen the social justice missions of our community partner members. Click here to learn more about the Social Justice Practicum.