Ph.D. in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational curriculum

The doctoral program in industrial/organizational psychology prepares students to be knowledgeable in all phases of I/O psychology. Our courses cover such topics as:

  • Research methods in I/O psychology
  • Job analysis
  • Criterion development 
  • Performance appraisal and feedback 
  • Personnel selection and placement 
  • Employee training and development 
  • Occupational health psychology
  • Work motivation and job attitudes 
  • Leadership 
  • Analysis of organizations 
  • Organizational change and development 
  • Organizational climate and culture 
  • International/cross-cultural issues in the workplace 

In addition, through a master's thesis and doctoral dissertation research, and both minor and cognate courses, students can specialize in a variety of areas within the realm of I/O psychology. Cognate offerings include social psychology, small group processes, the psychology of justice and fairness in the workplace, environmental psychology, consumer behavior, personality and interpersonal processes, cognitive psychology, and learning theory.

Quantitative courses cover such topics as meta-analysis, advanced statistics, psychometric theory and methods, advanced measurement, research design, advanced experimental design, multivariate analysis, structural equation modeling, and longitudinal data analysis.