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PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - General Practice

Students who want to improve workplace morale at the highest levels might choose Walden University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice program. Read on for program information.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students who have chosen Walden University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice program must choose between Track I or Track II. Track I is for those students who have a master's degree in human services or a similar field that includes social work, counseling, or psychology. Students with a master's degree in an unrelated discipline or students with a bachelor's degree in any field of study from an accredited university can choose Track II. Communication abilities and excellent interpersonal and observational skills are key qualities. Applicants to Walden University's graduate programs should have a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

With a focus on cognitive and developmental psychology, Walden University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice program was designed to prepare future teachers, researchers, and other professionals. Students could be able to explore topics such as personnel psychology, team building, and job attitudes. Other areas of the curriculum might allow students to learn the various aspects of employee recruitment, assessment, and motivation practices. The program might also spotlight leadership theories and models as well as techniques for implementing workplace changes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

80 or 110 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice

Students who are in Track I have to complete 80 credits for Walden University's Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice degree. Track II students have must earn 110 credits. All courses in the curriculum will be found under doctoral writing assessment, foundation, core, specialization, research, capstone, or dissertation sections. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Track I

Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 credit hours)

  • Doctoral Writing Assessment

Foundation Course (3 credit hours

  • Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology

Core Courses (25 credit hours)

  • Psychological Motivation at Work
  • Research Foundations
  • Advanced Personnel Psychology
  • I/O Tests and Measurement
  • Job Attitudes, Measurement, and Change

Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)

  • Leadership and Leader Development
  • Ethics and Standards of I/O Psychology
  • Personnel Psychology in the Workplace

Research Courses (10 credit hours)

  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

Doctoral Capstone Dissertation Preparation Course (7 credit hours)

  • Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology
  • Dissertation Literature Lab Review

Dissertation Writing Courses (20 credit hours)

  • Doctoral Dissertation

Track II

Doctoral Writing Assessment (0 credit hours)

  • Doctoral Writing Assessment

Foundation Course (3 credit hours

  • Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology

Core Courses (40 credit hours)

  • Themes and Theories of I/O Psychology
  • Psychology of Organizational Behavior
  • Consulting for Organizational Change
  • Psychological Motivation at Work
  • I/O Tests and Measurement
  • Advanced Personnel Psychology
  • Job Attitudes, Measurement, and Change
  • Survey Research Methods

Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)

  • Leadership and Leader Development
  • Ethics and Standards of I/O Psychology
  • Personnel Psychology in the Workplace

Research Courses (25 credit hours)

  • Research Theory, Design, and Methods
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
  • Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

Doctoral Capstone Dissertation Preparation Course (7 credit hours)

  • Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology
  • Dissertation Literature Lab Review

Dissertation Writing Courses (20 credit hours)

  • Doctoral Dissertation

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they finish Walden University's online Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice program, students might have the research skills and theoretical knowledge required of practitioners. Qualified graduates might be able to design careers in the areas of academia, organizational consulting, business, organizational development, training and development, talent management, or research. Positions of interest might include:

  • Professor
  • Organizational consultant
  • Industrial and organizational psychology practitioner
  • Director of research
  • Administrator

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