Online Doctoral Degrees in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

An online doctoral in industrial and organizational psychology may provide students with in-depth knowledge and training on workplace and organizational behavior. In these upper-level programs, students may study adult, social, and group psychology as well as research methodology. Coursework within these programs may include a handful of specialization classes and major-specific courses, such as personality theories, social psychology, and lifespan development.

Upon graduations, students may seek entry to upper-level employment. Doctoral degree graduates may find employment opportunities in healthcare, government, education, and research.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online doctoral degree program in industrial and organizational psychology may include major-specific courses alongside specialization classes. Students enrolled in these upper-level programs may study theory, research, assessment, evaluation, and intervention pertaining to employee issues and human resource management. Core industrial and organizational psychology courses may include the following:

  • Social Psychology
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Lifespan Development
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Personality Theories
  • Organizational Theory and Design

Career Options

Graduates of online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational psychology may find career opportunities working in government, healthcare, military, education, and research. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers in psychology are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Psychologist
  • Organizational Consultant
  • Director of Labor Relations
  • Instructor
  • Director of Training and Development

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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