Touro College’s Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Psychology to Offer Master of Science Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Date: January 06, 2011
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Barbara Franklin
Director of Communications
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Barbara.franklin@touro.edu

New York, N.Y. – Touro College’s Graduate School of Psychology, in affiliation with the Graduate School of Business, is offering a Master of Science degree in industrial and organizational psychology for the 2011 spring semester. Instruction will take place at the Graduate School of Business, located at 65 Broadway.

The new master’s degree program, offered for the first time at Touro College, will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply psychological principles, models and methods to organizational issues, and enhance productivity, growth and profitability. The practitioner-oriented program will prepare students to assess organizational effectiveness, implement improvement strategies and interventions, and measure outcomes.

“When we designed the curriculum, we wanted to blend the perspectives of both the Graduate School of Psychology and the Graduate School of Business to make it the most comprehensive course as possible,” said Dr. Louis H. Primavera, dean of both Touro College’s Graduate School of Psychology and Graduate School of Health Sciences.

Dean Primavera said that both schools received many requests for such a program. “There’s a wide range of disciplines that benefit from organizational psychology, such as human resources, time management, marketing, and coaching,” he said. “A master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology would certainly give someone leverage in today’s job market.”

Those seeking organizational and professional development roles in areas of consulting, business, education, government, and community and health organizations will benefit greatly from the program, according to Dr. Michael Williams, dean of Touro College’s Graduate School of Business.

“Organizations worldwide are experiencing dramatic and chaotic changes and are seeking the input and guidance of people who are educated in organizational psychology to enable them to survive in the 21st century marketplace,” Dean Williams said.

The Master of Science degree in industrial and organizational psychology is a 36-credit program normally completed within five semesters. Students are required to complete seven core courses, four elective courses, and a capstone course.

Further information about this program is available by calling 212-742-8770, ext. 2401, or visiting www.touro.edu/gsb.