PhD - Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology

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The PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University is focused on expanding your knowledge of psychology techniques and information for potential careers. Read on to find out more about this program now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Psychology program with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Northcentral University is designed to help you further develop your skills and knowledge in psychology, while focusing on your growing abilities in industrial-focused practices. Courses will cover a variety of topics, from history of psychology to work motivation and attitudes. You will be required to pass all your classes with at least a B average and write and defend an acceptable doctoral dissertation in order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, then you should have a desire to help people using techniques that nurture a healthy state of mind for workers of all sorts. You should have a talent for organization and patience, and you should already have a good understanding of psychology. You are required to have a master's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete 60 credit hours. Requirements include 30 foundation credits, 18 specialization credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial Organizational Psychology

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
PSY 7101 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Psychology
PSY 7102 Scholarly Writing and Professional Communication in Psychology
PSY 7103Research Methods
PSY 7104Statistics I
PSY 7105Tests and Measurements
PSY 7106Quantitative Research Design
PSY 7107Statistics II
PSY 7108Qualitative Research Design
PSY 7109Planning Dissertation Research in Psychology
CMP 9701P Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Specialization Courses
PSY 8400 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 8401Leadership and Management
PSY 8402Work Motivation and Attitudes
PSY 8403Organizational Development
PSY 8404Consulting in Business, Education, and Health
PSY 8406Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this program, you may be able to seek out and enter into a career path of your choosing that utilizes the knowledge and skills mastered in this program.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Psychologist
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneur
  • Psychiatrist
  • Productivity Specialist/Consultant
  • Public Relations