Accelerate your professional advancement by opting to complete a dual degree program in our nationally ranked Industrial/Organizational Psychology program (Ranked #13 by the Gourman Report of the Princeton Review)! The M.S. in Personnel and Human Resources Development (PHRD) Program is for individuals interested in careers in highly dynamic environments such as management consulting, human resource management, industrial relations, and consumer behavior.
Why choose the B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in PHRD program at Illinois Institute of Technology?
- You can be part of a select group of students working closely with faculty mentors in a nationally ranked program.
- You can enjoy supervised placements at premier settings throughout the city and suburbs, including AT&T, United Airlines, and Wonderlic.
- You will learn from internationally recognized faculty.
- You can reduce graduate coursework by as many as 15 credit hours or one full-time semester at the graduate school level.
Eligibility for the Program
Students applying to the program must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.0 in high school. Close communication with advisors is required for students to reach their target completion dates for accelerated programs. Students must also meet the minimum graduate program admission criterion in the graduate program they wish to enter.
Students apply in their senior year at IIT by the appointed deadline for their program. Students who successfully meet the minimum standards are granted admission to the Personnel and Human Resources Development Program.
Academic Program Requirements
Students admitted to the program complete the requirements of their undergraduate program in four years. Students are awarded their B.S. in psychology after successfully completing their fourth year of study. The course work during the fourth year serves as the final year of the B.S. program and includes coursework for the first semester of the M.S. program.
Students enrolled in the Combined Degree program must follow the IIT Undergraduate Catalog to satisfy requirements for the B.S. Degree and the requirements set out in the Graduate Bulletin for the M.S. Degree. Close communication with advisors is required.