Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD

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Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD

Program Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a research-based program focused on career advancement in teaching and consulting the principles of industrial and organizational psychology. The program prepares students for careers as active contributors and leaders in advancing the effectiveness and well-being of people within organizations. The program culminates in a dissertation that builds the foundation for theoretically grounded research and development of knowledge in the study and application of organizational psychology. Graduates pursue careers as leaders in research, business or university settings.

This program complies with the guidelines set out by the American Psychological Association's Division 14, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 


Program Objectives

This program is designed to help students develop an advanced understanding of general psychological principals and theories, as well as to foster an appreciation of diversity in individuals and the global community. Students in this program can also learn to apply principles of effective research methods – such as evaluating problems, developing research strategies, designing and conducting psychological research, interpreting and evaluating research data, and formulating grounded conclusions – to add to the body of knowledge. Students will develop an understanding of industrial/organizational psychology as a science and method for applying psychology to the practical problems faced by people at work in a variety of organizations. Students will develop and publicize new knowledge through dissertation work.

If you're ready to take the next step in your educational journey, contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program!