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  • This program is offered online.
  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

    Jan 04

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Jan 04, 2017

    Feb 01

    Online Start Date
    Feb 01, 2017

    Mar 01

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Mar 01, 2017

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks


    Certificate Requirements

    PS 540: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DEVELOPMENT (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on the structure, function, processes, and other organizational -level constructs that impact the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations. Emphasis is on classical and contemporary theories of organizations, organizational structure, organizational design, technology, and the process of organizational policy formation and implementation. The course explores theory and research into surveying and facilitating change in individuals, groups, and organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, work life quality, and retention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 541: ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR (5 Credits)

    This course examines the theoretical foundations of organizational management and behavior, and explores how organizations function. Topics include decision making and group processes in organizations; conflict management and resolution; nature and design of effective organizations; power, influence, and internal politics; and program and organizational development and evaluation.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 542: WORKPLACE MOTIVATION AND ATTITUDES (5 Credits)

    This course examines the individual/team and the workplace environment, paying particular attention to direction, strength, and persistence of relevant individual/team behavior in organizations when individual/team abilities and organizational constraints are held constant. The course will focus on human motivation and relevant psychological research and theory related to the field of industrial/organizational psychology. Emphasis is placed on determinants, consequences, and measurement of job satisfaction, work life quality, and related constructs such as involvement and commitment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 543: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP—MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, AND EVALUATION (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on the development of skills for supervising, training, and evaluating employees. The course explores theory and practice in job and task analysis along with performance appraisal including legal aspects, techniques available, current research, cognitive aspects, and reliability and validity issues. Emphasis is on methods of measuring and evaluating individuals as they perform organizational tasks and actions with individuals emerging from such appraisals, including coaching. The knowledge base includes a thorough understanding of rating scale construction and use, as well as understanding of the relative advantages of different rating sources (e.g., supervisory vs. peer).

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 544: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (5 Credits)

    This course examines psychological principles related to human resources management in both physical and virtual work environments. Topics include aspects of the hiring process, including employee selection and performance appraisal; affirmative action, labor laws, harassment, and equal-opportunity decision making; design and evaluation of training programs; training methods and leadership/management development; the work environment; compensation, benefits, and rate increases; and disciplinary action.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    PS 545: INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL FIELD PLACEMENT (5 Credits)

    The field placement experience in industrial/organizational psychology is designed to prepare graduate student clinicians by extending the program's didactic and classroom-based experiential components to produce an increasingly sophisticated learning experience. The field placement is designed to integrate academic knowledge with practical experience, and prepares the student for future training in professional psychology.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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    Notice to Learning Center Students

    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.

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    Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.

  • Note: Program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid. 

    The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the requirements in this certificate program do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure. It is important to note that, while earning a master’s degree in psychology may qualify you to work in the helping professions, a doctorate degree is required to become a psychologist and a medical degree is required to become a psychiatrist. Licensure exams may also be required.
  • * Gallup, State of the American Workplace, on the Internet at http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/163007/state-american-workplace.aspx (accessed August 2013).

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