The University of Akron Department of Psychology offers a Master of Arts Degree. This non-thesis option, referred to as the Personnel program, is designed for students who do not plan to enter a doctoral program and whose interests lie primarily in Industrial/Organizational psychology. Students admitted to the Personnel program can take courses in major areas of I/O Psychology, including psychometric theory and testing, personnel selection and performance evaluation, research methods, organizational psychology, motivation and leadership, information processing, training and organizational development, macro-organizational psychology, attitudes and values, industrial gerontology, and legal issues relevant to I/O.
- GRE (General test)
- Three letters of recommendation attesting to success in the field and probable academic success at the master's level
- Personal statement
- Vita outlining educational and professional experiences
- January 15 for Fall enrollment (only admit for fall term)
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Financial Aid Information
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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