Capella University's online PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program is designed to deepen your knowledge of organizational behavior. You will gain a strong foundation in adult, social, and group psychology, as well as advanced testing, statistical, and research methodology.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
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With your PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella, you'll learn to evaluate and apply critical thinking in response to behavior in the workplace. You'll also learn to evaluate, administer, score and interpret psychological tests in the workplace. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology include director of labor relations, director of training and development, evidence-based coach, organizational consultant (internal or external). Potential workplaces include corporation, government, health care, industrial setting, private practice or research organization.
For a More In-Depth Study
With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.
To learn more, call 1.866.933.5902, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.