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PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology

Gain the expert knowledge of individual, group, and organizational behavior required to make workplaces more effective and productive in Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology program.

Our program is one of the first online doctoral programs in I-O psychology. Take advantage of:

  • A fully online format, or an optional blended format
  • Eight unique specializations to choose from
  • An optional Consulting Skills Intensive 4-day residency

Fast Facts

Limited-Time Offer: Up to $10,000 in merit-based scholarships and first residency without residency fee available if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 26, 2018.
Next Start Date: November 26, 2018
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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Deepen your understanding of organizational needs through assessments and change management practices and learn how to develop plans to effect change within business, industry, labor, public, academic, community, and health-related organizations.
Focusing on organizational behavior in the workplace, you will explore employee assessment and recruitment practices, job attitudes, workplace motivation, team building, job performance measurement systems, etc.
Enhance your scholarly and practical understanding of the relationship between industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology and human resource management (HRM) practices in today’s diverse workplaces.
Deepen your scholarly and practical knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, with a specific focus on how the science of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology applies to employee assessment, selection, performance management, etc.
This specialization bridges the gap between traditional coaching practices and helps develop highly effective individuals and teams within organizations.
Customize your degree program by choosing any three specialization courses included in the PhD Industrial and Organizational Psychology program.

Course content

Walden’s PhD in I-O Psychology program provides the advanced research skills, theoretical knowledge, and advanced expertise required to conduct research, teach in higher education settings, or help diverse organizations improve workplace and workforce productivity. Course topics include:

  • Consulting for Organizational Change
  • Research Theory, Design, and Methods
  • I/O Tests and Measurement
  • Personnel Psychology in the Workplace

More about our PhD in I-O Psychology program

As a graduate of Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program, your career options may include:*

  • Employee development consultant
  • Organizational development practitioner (ODP)
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Director of training
  • I-O Practitioner

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your PhD in I-O Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student

Note on Licensure

The PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.