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Ask any company in any industry and, invariably, you’ll be told that their number one resource is their people. In every aspect of business, from leadership to frontline workers, nothing happens without people making it happen. Industrial/organizational (IO) psychology is the connective space between human behaviors and business. IO psychology experts help businesses maximize human resources to achieve greater success across departments and throughout the company.
If you want to take your career, and your company, to the next level, and you believe a better understanding of psychology principles, research methods, and human behaviors can help you do it, then you need to take your education to the next level. Discover how to motivate staff, build teams, analyze group behaviors, and develop real-world workforce solutions with a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Keiser University.
18 credits of transfer credit
Career opportunities in research, academics, human resource leadership, and more.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
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* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
Keiser University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program uses a scholar-practitioner model to encourage the integration of cutting-edge research with classroom experience and real-world application. This includes an emphasis on the behavior of individuals in businesses and organizations to determine how to improve performance and productivity for that organization. Graduates of the industrial/ organizational PhD program will be able to apply relevant research and theory using quantitative skills at work every day. Students will learn how to factor human behavior into the business equation to motivate productivity, build resilient leadership, support diverse cultures, and manage organizational change. The demand for skilled psychology experts in the business world remains strong as organizations of all sizes seek strong, qualified candidates to navigate challenging and evolving professional landscapes. Students can expect rigorous classroom instruction and in-depth research experiences.
Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this PhD organizational psychology program or one of our dozens of other graduate programs. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online program delivery formats.
Through this psychology Doctor of Philosophy program, we help students prepare to achieve career goals in relevant fields where a PhD in psychology can make all the difference.
The industrial/organizational PhD program is a specialization designed to help professionals apply their better understanding of human behavior in the workplace to help businesses to improve performance, job satisfaction, health, and more.
This PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Keiser University enables students to contribute to the profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of this industrial/organizational PhD program, students will be able to:
Communicate effectively in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents, presentations, and publications.
Keiser University offers two matriculating paths toward earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Take your human resources career to the next level by pursuing coursework for your PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology online or on campus through the:
No GRE is required for any of Keiser University’s psychology programs, including this PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Note: Dissertation courses are eight-weeks in length and students are scheduled for two dissertation courses per semester.
To receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology degree, students with a master’s degree must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours as described below.
Graduate Division Courses
|Research, Ethics, and Scholarly Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Cognitive & Affective Basis of Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Theories of Learning and Motivation||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociocultural Basis of Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Cross-Cultural Methods of Test and Measurements||3.0 credit hours|
|Quantitative Research I||3.0 credit hours|
|Quantitative Research II||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Design and Qualitative Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Theory, Design, and Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Research||3.0 credit hours|
|PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Core Courses|
|Psychometrics||3.0 credit hours|
|Organizational Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Personnel Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Interventions in Social Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Organizational Applications||3.0 credit hours|
|Testing and Assessment in Organizations||3.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation||12 credit hours (6 courses at 2 credits each)|
Note: Doctoral students must complete two residencies: one in the first year of the program and the second prior to dissertation.
Upon graduation, you will have earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology as well as gained the abilities you need to:
Through this advanced graduate program, you will possess a deeper understanding of the psychological essentials—from next-level research methods to workplace-centered human behaviors as well as the skills needed to pursue and excel in relevant leadership, consulting, or research positions, such as:
Whether you are searching for a campus-based IO psychology program in Florida or online, Keiser University has the PhD program you need to take the next step in your career. Got questions? From admission requirements to residencies to our methodology for online learning, we have answers. Learn more about the Industrial/Organizational Psychology PhD program today by Requesting More Info now!
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