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This program educates students in applying psychological principles in public and private agencies providing human services to southern Indiana and the Louisville metropolitan area. Graduates are trained in areas including: interpersonal dynamics, group dynamics, communication (persuasion, marketing, advertising, organizational communication), organizational crisis resolution, organizational and human management techniques, educational and training program coordination, grant writing and program assessment procedures, as well as more general psychological principles of learning and human behavior that can be applied in any human service setting.

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies 4
Applied Behavioral Sciences - Courses (15 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
Required courses
PSY-P 505 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY-P 511 Seminar in Professional Skills 3
PSY-P 541 Methods of Survey Research 3
Select one of the following
PSY-P 509 Group Behavior and Processes 3
PSY-P 502 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology 3
PSY-P 512 Seminar in Grant Writing 3
EDUC-G 532 Introduction to Group Counseling 3
Select one of the following
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 324
Persuasion 3
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 333
Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 427
Cross-Cultural Communication 3
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 440
Organizational Communication 3
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 450
Gender and Communication 3
EDUC-G 504 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
Thesis Requirement (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 601 Graduate Project/Thesis 3
IDIS-D 602 Graduate Project/Thesis 3