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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 Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies 4

Concentration Requirements

Required courses (9 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 512 Methods of Survey Research 3
PSY-P 505 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY-P 511 Seminar in Professional Skills 3
Select one of the following (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-G 532 Introduction to Group Counseling 3
PSY-P 502 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY-P 509 Group Behavior and Processes 3
PSY-P 512 Seminar in Grant Writing 3
PSY-P 624 Principles of Psychopathology 3
Select one of the following (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-G 504 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
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

NOTE: Additional coursework in business and economics may be useful in preparing for the CMA Examination. Completion of the PBC in Accounting cannot be relied upon to ensure compliance with all CMA requirements. Only the Institute of Management Accountants’ (IMA) certifying body can provide you with the most current authoritative information regarding their requirements.