Prepare for a variety of careers in a field you're passionate about.
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 2026,1 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.
As a student, you can:
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:
As a graduate of Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program, your career options may include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
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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1Bureau 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.
2Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology
3The PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program’s Evidence-Based Coaching specialization has been designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE), which is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information regarding the application process, visit www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Exam.
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.
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.