Automatically waive six courses* if you have earned a master’s degree in a related field**, shortening your journey to a PhD.
Combining advanced I-O theory, methods, and research with perspectives on the global business environment, this doctoral specialization can prepare you to face challenges in organizational behavior as a leader in I-O consulting. Through courses led by I-O psychologists and experts, you can develop the scholarly and practical expertise to help organizations address the impact of globalization and technology on performance and culture. Deepen your understanding of organizational needs through assessments and change management practices and learn how to develop plans to effect change within business, industry, labor, public, academic, community, and health-related organizations.
Through the doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field.
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 844-768-0003.
*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