The industrial organizational psychology graduate program emphasizes the application of psychological science to enhance the performance and well-being of people in organizations. This program will prepare you to develop assessments of people for selection and placement into jobs, effective training programs, strategies for organizational development, measurement of performance, and ways to promote quality of work-life. Students receive a strong core foundation in industrial and organizational psychology as well as statistics and research methods.
As a student in the Computer Science program, I became involved with a software development project to aid the Flint Water Crisis during my final semester. This experience eventually led to me becoming the lead web developer on an expanded project that is supported by Google. I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from UX designers and engineers at Google, which has been a very valuable experience for me. I have also had the opportunity to help fix bugs in the Google Maps Web API through the development of the interactive map we use for our project.