Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Industrial/Organizational Psychology

The doctor of philosophy in the field of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology degree program offers graduate training in areas such as personnel selection, training and development, work motivation, leadership, work teams, and organizational development. The program of study is designed in accordance with guidelines established by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP; Division 14, APA).  

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 72 credits, including 42 credits in required courses, 12 credits in elective courses, and 18 credits in dissertation.

Required
Methods/statistics
DNSC 6274Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6276Exploratory and Multivariate Data Analysis
ORSC 8261Research Methods in Organizational Sciences
PSYC 8231Development of Psychometric Instruments
Industrial/organizational psychology core
ORSC 6212Current Issues in Personnel Testing and Selection
ORSC 6214Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems
ORSC 6297Special Topics
PSYC 8219Group Dynamics
PSYC 8243Seminar: Psychology of Leadership in Organizations
PSYC 8245Seminar: Organizational Behavior
PSYC 8260Psychology of Work Group Development
Psychology breadth
One course from the following:
PSYC 8253Social Cognition *
PSYC 8254Social Influence *
PSYC 8255Attitudes and Attitude Change *
One course from the following:
PSYC 8203Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition *
PSYC 8204Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Biological Basis of Behavior *
Electives**
18 credits in elective courses selected from the following:
ECON 6219Managerial Economics
ORSC 6209Management Systems
ORSC 6216Theories and Management of Planned Change
ORSC 6217Productivity and Human Performance
ORSC 6241Strategic Management and Policy Formation
ORSC 6242Organizational Communication and Conflict Management
ORSC 6246Comparative Management
ORSC 6248Strategic Human Resource Planning
PSYC 8203Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition *
PSYC 8204Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Biological Basis of Behavior *
PSYC 8211Community Psychology I *
PSYC 8253Social Cognition *
PSYC 8254Social Influence *
PSYC 8255Attitudes and Attitude Change *
PSYC 8256Introduction to Survey Research
PSYC 8257Current Topics in Social Psychology
STAT 2118Regression Analysis
STAT 3119Analysis of Variance
Dissertation
PSYC 8998Advanced Reading and Research (taken for 3 credits)
PSYC 8999Dissertation Research (taken for 15 credits)
*Can be used as an elective only if it is not chosen to fulfill the breadth requirement.
** The list of electives is not exhaustive. At least 3 credits must be taken in a course outside of the PSYC designation.