2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MS

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The Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology will equip justice-orientated behavioral scientists for the workplace who are invested in meaningful, measurable, sustainable change. The program is designed to equip graduates as practitioners working in organizational development, talent management, human resources, consulting, leadership development, training and development, selection systems, and evaluation and assessment, in addition to many other areas.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific application requirements for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 for conditional admission
    • Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission based on a combination of GPA, work experience, Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and personal interview
  2. Prerequisites (completed with a “C” or better)
    • General Psychology
    • Methods of Research
    • Outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed within the first semester of graduate enrollment
  3. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for scholarly and professional success. At least one recommendation should be from a professor or instructor. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Experiences that have directed your interest toward Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  5. Current Resume documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  6. Successful interview(s) with the Director of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program

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