Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology with Specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
96 credit hours minimum
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
The four-course core psychology sequence (PSYC 501, PSYC 502, PSYC 503, and PSYC 504) constitutes the Ph.D. qualifying exam. All Ph.D. in Psychology students must complete these four courses within the first two years in the program 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
|PSYC 501||Biological Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSYC 502||Social Bases of Behavior||3|
|PSYC 503||Cognitive and Affective Bases||3|
|PSYC 504||Individual & Cultural Diffrncs||3|
|PSYC 511||Psychometric Theory||3|
|PSYC 529||Personnel Selection&Evaluation||3|
|PSYC 545||Graduate Statistics I||3|
|PSYC 546||Graduate Statistics II||3|
|PSYC 554||Survey:Multivariate Statistics||3|
|PSYC 555||Seminar in Industrial Training||3|
|PSYC 556||Organizational Psychology||3|
|PSYC 558||Industrial Psyc Internship I||3|
|PSYC 559||Industrial Psych Internship II||3|
|Select six credit hours from the following:||6|
|Performance Appraisal Smr||3|
|Select six to nine credit hours from the following:||6-9|
|Organizatnl Attitudes/Bhvr Sem||3|
|Occupational Health Psychology||3|
|Seminar in Leadership||3|
|Select 3-15 credit hours from the following:||3-15|
|Legal Issues in Hmn Resrc Mgmt||3|
|Structural Equation Modeling||3|
|Graduate Psychology Seminar 1||3|
|Select zero to nine credit hours from the following:||0-9|
|Multilevel Data Analysis||1.5|
|Orgnl Assesmnt & Planning||1.5|
|Individual Assessment I/O Psyc||1.5|
Any 500-level MBA course 2
|Master's Research Courses Applied to Elective Credit||(0-8)|
|PSYC 591||Research and Thesis M.S. 3||0-8|
|PSYC 691||Research and Thesis Ph.D.||24-32|
Minimum degree credits required: 96
This topics course may be taken multiple times if the content differs. Students should consult with their adviser on the appropriateness of the course content for their program of study.
Students should consult with their adviser on the appropriateness of the course content for their program of study.
Students entering the program with a prior earned Master of Science degree in psychology with an empirically-based thesis may qualify for a waiver of the PSYC 591 thesis requirement (six credit hours). Please contact your academic adviser for more details.