Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Ph.D.)

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Program Requirements

Industrial /Organizational Psychology
PSYC 559Personnel Selection: Issues and Procedures3
PSYC 584Performance Management3
PSYC 585Work Attitudes and Motivation: Theory and Application3
PSYC 631Interventions for Effective Organizations3
PSYC 632Group Theory and Development in Organizations3
PSYC 633Leadership: Theory and Development3
PSYC 663Independent Study1
PSYC 858Organizational Development and Change3
Core Methods, Statistics and Data Science
PSYC 510Research Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 546Data Science for Social Scientists3
PSYC 550Quantitative and Statistical Methods3
PSYC 578Psychometrics3
PSYC 739Multivariate Statistics3
Advanced Statistics
PSYC 740Theory Building and Model Testing3
or PSYC 741 Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Business and HR Strategy
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 570Strategic Human Resource Management1.5
Advanced Electives
Complete two courses from the list below by advisement and with the appropriate pre-requisites.6-8
Specialization Courses
Select Option A, Option B, or Option C12-13
Option A: General Psychology Specialization
Complete four courses from the following:
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Theories of Learning
Behavioral Neuroscience
Health Psychology
Special Topics in Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology
Occupational Health Psychology
Organizational Development and Change
Option B: Data Science Specialization
Data Structures with Python
Database Systems
Introduction to Data Science
Advanced Techniques in Data Science
Option C: Business Specialization
Accounting for Business Managers
Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Information Systems Strategy and Innovation
Data Wrangling and Analysis
Data Visualization
Project Management
Negotiation in the Workplace
Advanced Project Management
Talent Mangement
Human Resource Analytics
Applied Marketing Management
Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
Research Credits
PSYC 691I/O Research Seminar Readings3
PSYC 692I/O Research Seminar Defense3
Complete PSYC 900 for a total of 12 credits.12
Dissertation Advisement
Qualifying Portfolio/Exam/Assessment
Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.
Admission to Candidacy
Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.
Dissertation Requirement
Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.
Total Credits79-82

Advanced Electives

APLN 550Computational Linguistics3
CMST 545Crisis Communication3
CMST 547Seminar in Organizational Communication3
CMST 555Survey of Public and Organizational Relations3
CMST 580Globalization and Contemporary Communication3
COUN 558Consultation in Organizational Development3
COUN 559Dynamics of Group Process1-3
COUN 568Theories of Consultation3
CSIT 505Python Programming4
CSIT 528Statistics for Data Science3
CSIT 552Python for Data Science3
CSIT 553Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization3
CSIT 554Big Data Analytics3
CSIT 558Data Mining3
CSIT 565Information Security Management3
CSIT 571Computer Algorithms and Analysis3
CSIT 580Network Science3
CSIT 598Machine Learning3
LAWS 556Dispute Resolution in the Workplace3
LAWS 579Private Sector Compliance With Public Regulations3
PSYC 504Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 552Social Psychology3
PSYC 561Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 563Theories of Learning3
PSYC 573Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSYC 583Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 592Health Psychology3
PSYC 658Seminar in Industrial and Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 659Special Topics in Psychology3
PSYC 740Theory Building and Model Testing3
PSYC 741Hierarchical Linear Modeling3
PSYC 855Consulting Skills in Organizations3
PSYC 857Occupational Health Psychology3
PSYC 858Organizational Development and Change3
PSYC 859Advanced Seminar in Industrial-Organizational Psychology3
SOCI 556Data Analysis3
SOCI 557Data and Text Mining for Social Research3
SOCI 560Applied Social Theory3
SOCI 569Interviews and Focus Groups3
STAT 538Regression Methods3