Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Psychology with a Concentration in 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). 

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program.

Required
Methods/Statistics
ORSC 8261Research Methods in Organizational Sciences
PSYC 8231Development of Psychometric Instruments
DNSC 6274Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6276Exploratory and Multivariate Data Analysis
Industrial/Organizational Core
PSYC 8245Seminar: Organizational Behavior
PSYC 8246Seminar: Personnel Evaluation Techniques
PSYC 8243Seminar: Psychology of Leadership in Organizations
PSYC 8291Theories of Organizational Behavior
ORSC 6297Special Topics (Individual Differences and Work Behavior)
PSYC 8248Research Applications to Organizational Intervention and Change
or ORSC 6214 Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal Systems
Psychology
One of the following:
PSYC 8253Social Cognition *
PSYC 8254Social Influence *
PSYC 8255Attitudes and Attitude Change *
One of the following:
PSYC 8203Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition *
PSYC 8204Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Biological Basis of Behavior
Electives**
15 credits from the following:
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
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
ECON 6219Managerial Economics
STAT 2118Regression Analysis
STAT 3119Analysis of Variance
Dissertation
PSYC 8998Advanced Reading and Research (taken for 3 credits)
PSYC 8999Dissertation Research (taken for a total of 12 credits)

*Can be used as an elective only if it is not chosen to fulfill breadth requirement.
** The list of electives is not exhaustive. At least 3 hours must be outside Psychology.