The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in I/O psychology, statistics, research methodology, and general psychology. This is the place where both theory and application are emphasized.

The training offered by the program includes personnel selection, work motivation, performance appraisal, training, satisfaction, climate, compensation and benefits, interviewing, productivity, organizational psychology, occupational health and safety, and legal and professional issues. In addition, graduate students at UH usually take advantage of the powerful computing resources available to study advanced topics in quantitative methods. Expert faculty offers courses in structural equation modeling, item response theory, psychometrics, and multi-level modeling.