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Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

If you’re ready to bring out the best in your workplace, the path is clear. Capella University offers an online PhD in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology that can help you create efficiency and advance team performance in organizations.

You’ll be prepared with the knowledge and skills you need to lead, coach, and inspire others—and pursue your professional goals.

Relevant, real-world learning

Your psychology coursework allows you to conduct research in consultation with Capella faculty.

Complementary coursework approach

Get direct, intensive experience with face-to-face residencies that enhance your online coursework and help you complete your program successfully.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty actively engaged in their professions.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 9 Specialized courses
  • 25 max transfer credits
  • 3 Doctoral Project Development Seminars
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $20,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $20K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.

What can you do with an MS in Child and Adolescent Development degree?

Your education can help you reach your personal and professional goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a PhD in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Director or vice president of human resources or organizational development
  • Adjunct or part-time psychology faculty
  • Full-time psychology faculty
  • Instructor
  • Evidence-based coach
  • Organizational consultant (internal or external)
  • Self-employed
  • Director of labor relations
  • Researcher
  • Director of training and development
  • Research coordinator/administrator

Employment settings to explore

  • Military
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Research organization
  • Corporation
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Organizational consulting firm
  • Industrial setting
  • Private practice

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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