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Explore our PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Human Resource Management specialization

In this specialization, you will enhance your scholarly and practical understanding of the relationship between industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology and human resource management (HRM) practices in today’s diverse workplaces.

Focusing on the synergies among business, HRM, and I/O psychology, you will examine how behavioral science theories, methods, and research findings influence effective HRM strategies. You will apply this specialized knowledge to help organizations select, place, and motivate employees; create training and development programs; evaluate employee performance; and manage organizational development and change.

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.

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TRACK I: Choose this track if you have a master’s degree in I/O psychology.

TRACK II: Choose this track if you have a GPA of 3.0 on bachelor’s degree or master's degree in another discipline.

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Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations:
Track I - A master’s degree in I/O psychology.
Track II - A GPA of 3.0 on bachelor’s degree or master's degree in another discipline.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

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