MA in Organizational Psychology New Student Checklist

Organizational Psychology MA Checklist

This checklist was developed to assist entering students with their transition to graduate study. Please read it over carefully, and be sure to complete all the items as noted.

You should receive an email from the Information Technology (IT) Department with instructions on how to set up your email and access to all WJC systems. It is important that you set up your email and check it on a daily basis. You should use your WJC email to communicate with the college and with your potential field placement site.

You should receive a welcome email from MAOP Program Director, Dr. Darlene Piva. This email provides many details such as: reading and preparation materials, upcoming events and what to expect in your first few weeks as a graduate student.


MAOP Program Director, Dr. Darlene Piva will register all students for courses.

Ed Tech Orientation

You will receive access to this online tutorial that introduces the student to the College’s technologies in Canvas, the Learning Management System used at WJC. You are required to complete this online orientation before attending the program orientation.

Textbook List

You will receive the textbook list from the OLP Department by the middle of December, at the latest. Students may order textbooks online from MBS Direct, William James College’s official textbook store. A link to the bookstore is located on the Library’s website. A majority of required books will be found on

Orientation Week

Fall 2022 orientation is on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23-24, 2022, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM ET via Zoom and on campus.  You are required to attend the full orientation on both days.

Start of Classes

Classes start on Monday, August 29, 2022. Make sure to login to Canvas and surf your courses prior to the first day of classes.