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Managing the workforce can be challenging for corporations and organizations. With Capella University's online PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, you will deepen your knowledge of organizational behavior in a way that can help you excel in promoting optimal function for employers. Choose your area of focus with an emphasis on industrial, organizational, coaching, or consultation.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

In the PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, dissertation research seminars, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

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, synthesize theoretical and research findings from the discipline of industrial/organizational psychology and much more. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

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.

To learn more, call 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.