Automatically waive six courses* if you have earned a master’s degree in a related field**, shortening your journey to a PhD.
Organizations in today’s global economy work across national and cultural boundaries. This program enables you to develop the expertise to help these organizations navigate the challenges of a culturally diverse workforce.
In this program, you will 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, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational behavior and development. You will learn how to use this knowledge to advise businesses, industries, labor agencies, academic institutions, health organizations, and other community groups on how to create synergistic work environments that promote employee effectiveness and productivity despite cultural differences.
Through your doctoral capstone, you will have opportunities to establish your expertise and contribute to this growing field through original research in an area that interests you.
Minimum Completion Requirements
- 110 quarter credits
- Core courses (75 cr.)
- Specialization courses (15 cr.)
- Dissertation (minimum 20 cr.)
- PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions)
Walden students have 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.
In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.
To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 844-398-6089.
*IPSY 8252 Themes and Theories of Psychology, IPSY 8480 Psychology of Organizational Behavior IPSY 8214 Consulting for Organizational Change, RSCH 8110 Research Theory, Design, and Methods, RSCH 8210 Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis, IPSY 8202 Survey Research Methods
**Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology