The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law® and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology® have come together to develop a program that helps students develop into professionals that aid organizations in this unique field: the M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Applied Research Project Track and Master of Legal Studies online dual-degree program.
Through this entirely online program, faculty with years of experience will guide students to develop the skills to become successful leaders in the following areas:
Master of Legal Studies
Designed for those who work or wish to work in fields that intersect with the law, the Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) degree helps students gain the experience needed to navigate the legal challenges that can arise in nearly every field. The M.L.S. program does not qualify graduates to sit for California’s Bar Examination, nor does it satisfy requirements for admission to practice law in California.
What is Industrial and Organizational Psychology?
In the M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O) program, students learn diagnostic and consultative skills that are used in professional environments to increase employee performance and address challenges in the workplace. Designing and implementing 360-degree feedback tools and assessment centers, students will learn how to aid in the development of employees.
What is the Applied Research Project
The Applied Research Project (ARP) Track is designed for students with a minimum of three years’ relevant post-baccalaureate work experience.
The Capstone Project allows a student to study and research his or her area of choice in depth with expert faculty at both the Colleges of Law and The Chicago School.
Students in the ARP track complete five credit hours of work (broken into ten eight-week terms of .5 CH each) over the course of their studies that guide them through the process of writing the Applied Research Project. A faculty member will approve and supervise the project through these courses.