A method to simulate photoelectron spectra for states coupled by conical intersections and the spin-orbit interaction is reported. The algorithm is based on the multimode vibronic coupling model and treats the spin-orbit interaction in a nonperturbative manner. Since the algorithm is not dependent on molecular symmetry, the approach is generally applicable to accidental conical intersections as well as the symmetry required intersections found in Jahn-Teller molecules. The method is also computationally efficient using energy gradient and derivative coupling information to limit the number of nuclear configurations at which ab initio data are required. This approach is applied to simulate the negative ion photoelectron spectrum of the methylthio radical. The two-state Hamiltonian employed to describe this system was determined employing ab initio gradients and derivative couplings at only 17 nuclear configurations.

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