M.A. Program Requirements

Co-Concentration in Positive Organizational Psychology & Evaluation (48 units)

Positive Organizational Psychology Core Courses (14 units)

Psych 329: Foundations of Positive Psychology (4 units)
Psych 319: Overview of Organizational Behavior (4 units)
Psych 350pp: Positive Leadership (2 units)
Psych 350kk: Positive Organizational Psychology (4 units)

Positive Organizational Psychology & Related Electives (12 units)

Students are required to take an additional 12 units of Positive Organizational Psychology or related coursework, following an approved plan of study.

Recommended elective courses include:
Psych 350w: Flow – The Psychology of Positive Experience (2 units)
Psych 350m: Creativity and Innovation (2 units)
Psych 350y: Good Work (4 units)
Psych 352j: Appreciative Inquiry for Organizational Change (2 units)
Psych 350t: Positive Organizational Scholarship (4 units)
Psych 352k: Organizational Learning - Theory & Practice (4 units)
Psych 350h: Organizational Culture (4 units)
Psych 350e: Leadership (4 units)
Psych 312q: Theory & Practice of Consulting (4 units)
Psych 331: Adult Development – Classic and Positive Perspectives (4 units)
Psych 315cc: The Study of Experience (4 units)
Psych 315q: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (4 units)
Psych 411: Positive Organizational and I/O Psych Research Practicum (2-4 units)
Psych 350mm: Job Design (2 units)
Psych 350q: Motivation and Peak Performance (4 units)
Psych 354q: Training and Development (4 units)
Psych 321: Doctoral Seminar on Theoretical Perspectives in Organizational Behavior (4 units)
Psych 352h: Doctoral Seminar on Industrial Psychology (4 units)

To see a list of other courses which are typically offered in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, click on the link.  Students are often encouraged to take elective courses in the School of Educational Studies, the Drucker-Ito School of Management, the Division of Politics and Economics, the School of Information Systems and Technology, the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Mathematical Sciences, or the School of Religion.

Applied Research & Evaluation Methodology (22 units)

Psych 302a: Research Methods (4 units)
Psych 308a: Intermediate Statistics (2 units)
Psych 308b: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (2 units)
Psych 308c: Applied Multiple Regression (2 units)
Psych 308d: Categorical Data Analysis (2 units)
Psych 315b: Foundations of Evaluation (2 units)
Psych 315z: Comparative Evaluation Theory (4 units)
Psych 354b: Evaluation Procedures (4 units)