The M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MSIO) program at APSU follows the Guidelines for Education and Training at the Master's Level provided by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).These guidelines contain a series of competencies that reflect the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students should develop as a result of completing this degree program. The program follows a scientist-practitioner model to prepare students to design, develop, implement, and evaluate psychological science-based organizational interventions.
The following guidelines are reproduced from SIOP. For detailed descriptions of each competency, please visit the SIOP Education and Training Guidelines.
Areas of Competence to be Developed in Master's Level I-O Psychology Programs
This table lists the competencies identified as relevant to the training of I-O psychologists at the graduate level. The competencies are organized into three groups. The first group reflects the more-general knowledge and skill areas deemed appropriate in the training of I-O psychologists. The second group contains those competencies that reflect core content in the field of I-O psychology. The third group contains related competencies for consideration.
General Knowledge and Skills
Related Areas of Competence