Prepare for a variety of careers in a field you're passionate about with one of eight specializations in our PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree program.
Become a catalyst for change in the workplace as you explore the intricate relationships between human behavior and organizational success in one of the first online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology.
With demand for I/O psychologists expected to grow by 6% between 2016 and 2026,* Walden’s online PhD in I/O Psychology program can provide you with the knowledge and credentials you need to lead change in tomorrow’s global workplaces. Through coursework focused on theories and principles grounded in scientific research, you can hone your understanding of employee and organizational behavior as you learn to apply best practices to assess organizational needs, create more synergistic workplaces, and improve employee performance and productivity.
From leading change in organizations to consulting or teaching, this online I/O psychology PhD program can prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in public and private organizations, universities and colleges, nonprofit research organizations, and the government. With eight specializations to choose from, you can focus on your specific career objectives as you deepen your understanding of the interdependence of individuals, organizations, and society.
Our online PhD in I/O Psychology program is designed to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Offered in both a fully online and an optional blended format that allows for hands-on learning experiences, this online degree program can be tailored to fit your schedule and career goals.
When you select the blended course option, you may take up to two core courses that combine both online and in-person learning experiences. These courses provide:
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
The ability to transfer credit at Walden can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education. Complete your required coursework sooner by transferring applicable required graduate credits into a Walden degree program.
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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.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017–18 Edition, Psychologists, on the internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm#tab-6 (viewed online December 20, 2017). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.