Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with Specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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96 credit hours minimum
Comprehensive exam
Dissertation and oral defense

The Ph.D. program in industrial/organizational psychology includes coursework in both personnel and organizational psychology. Two semesters of internship in an organizational setting are required. Students in this program frequently are advised to supplement departmental offerings with selected courses in management or other related fields.


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Common Requirements

All Ph.D. students must complete the sequence of PSYC 501PSYC 502PSYC 503, and PSYC 504 with a minimum of “B” average and no more than one “C” in these four courses.

All students are expected to show competency in methodology and research design, as well as in the specific content of their program areas. Before beginning dissertation research, a student must present a dissertation proposal for approval by a committee of the faculty. The final requirement of the Ph.D. program is an oral examination restricted to defense of the dissertation and conducted by a committee nominated by the department and appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Requirements

Required Courses (39)
PSYC 501Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSYC 502Social Bases of Behavior3
PSYC 503Learning and Cognition3
PSYC 504Individual and Cultural Differences3
PSYC 511Psychometric Theory3
PSYC 529Personnel Selection and Evaluation3
PSYC 545Graduate Statistics I3
PSYC 546Graduate Statistics II3
PSYC 554Survey of Multivariate Statistics3
PSYC 555Seminar in Industrial Training3
PSYC 556Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 558Industrial Psychology Internship I3
PSYC 559Industrial Psychology Internship II3
Elective Courses (25-27)
Select 25-27 credit hours from the following:25-27
Performance Appraisal Seminar3
Contemporary Issues in Industrial Organizational Psychology3
Organizational Attitudes and Behavioral Seminar3
Seminar in Personnel Selection3
Research Methods3
Legal Issues in Human Resource Management3
Structural Equation Modeling3
Seminar in Leadership3
Graduate Psychology Seminar3
Multilevel Data Analysis1.5
Assessment Centers1.5
Courses may also be selected from Stuart School of Business offerings
Research Courses (30-32)
PSYC 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8
PSYC 691Research and Thesis Ph.D.24

Minimum degree credits required: 96