CHRIS MURPHY, Chair
ELLIOT LASSON, Graduate Program Director
ELISSA ABOD, Asst. Graduate Program Director
ASHLEY WATERS, Graduate Program Coordinator
M.P.S. (Degree Types )
RANA BALCI-SINHA, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Engineering Science
SHARRON DEAN, M.S., Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH; Organizational Management
TOM ETTINGER, MBA, Hofstra University
MELISSA FEIN, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Applied Statistics
ELLIOT LASSON, Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Industrial/Organizational Psychology
JOHN P. MILATZO, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, VA., Educational Research and Evaluation
LESLEY PERKINS, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Industrial and Organizational Psychology
DAVID G. POLAND, M.A. Loyola College, Clinical Psychology
THEODORE ROSEN, Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology
DAVID RUDD, MEd, Adult Education and Development
ED RUDOW, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; Organizational Psychology
KAYO SADY, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, TX; Industrial and Organizational Psychology
MAEGAN SADY, Ph.D., University of Houston, Houston, TX; Clinical Psychology
ETHAN SANDERS, M.S., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Applied Behavioral Science
RICHARD TONOWSKI, Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Psychology
DAVID WALLACE, M.S., M.A., Naval Postgraduate School, George Mason University, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Designed to provide advanced education to early/mid-career professionals in the areas of human capital functions, personnel selection, and training and organizational management, the program provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques to evaluate and explore organizational behavioral management, human factors, and human resource practices based on the needs of the current job market. Upon completing the program, students will have also completed a professional capstone experience, developing a professional portfolio while building relationships with those in industry.
Admissions decisions are based on a match of the applicant's interests, work experience, academic background, scholarship and personal goals for the programs. Minimum admission requirements are listed below.
- B.A. or B.S. in Psychology -OR- a bachelor's degree in a related field with required prerequisite coursework , which included an introductory psychology course and a research methods or statistics course.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for admission but can be submitted to supplement an application.
Additional program information can be found at: www.umbc.edu/shadygrove/io/iopsych.html
Application information can be found at: www.umbc.edu/gradschool/admissions.
Master of Professional Studies: Industrial/Organizational Psychology is offered at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.
This program does not offer merit-based/departmental research funding. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit, Student Business Services