Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Organizational Psychology, M.S.

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This 36-credit hour (13 courses), cohort-based M.S. degree program in organizational psychology is designed for students with an interest in pursuing a practitioner career in organizations or businesses. Students complete this full-time program and accompanying applied internship in one and a half years (three semesters and one summer term). Core courses are taught primarily by Psychology faculty along with three courses offered by the Cox School of Business faculty.

Admission to the program is by application during the spring term for fall admission.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is competitive and open to students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, business, or related field.

To apply for the master’s program, the student must apply via the graduate school application process, which includes submission of the following:

  • Three recommendation letters
  • Official university transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
  • When English is not the applicant’s native language, a satisfactory TOEFL English language proficiency test score is required.

Requirements for the Degree

The curriculum consists of eight required psychology courses, one three-credit internship, three required Management and Organizations (MNO) courses in the Cox School of Business, and one elective course.

To receive a M.S. degree in organizational psychology, the student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework at SMU.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale) with no grade lower than a B- in the M.S. degree coursework
  • Satisfactorily fulfilled other degree requirements


The degree requirements for the M.S. in organizational psychology are as follows:

Experiential Learning (Dedman School of Humanities and Sciences) (3 Credit Hours):

Students must complete one 3-credit hour internship at a site approved by the psychology department, and enroll in the following course:

Elective Courses (3 Credit Hours)

One course from the following:

Total: 36 Credit Hours

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