PhD in Organizational Psychology: Curriculum

PROGRAM DURATION

Students enter the Organizational Psychology PhD program with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field and complete the 98 unit program in four years of full-time study or longer if attending part-time. New cohorts begin twice a year: Fall and Spring.

CURRICULUM PLAN

Course sequence may be subject to change.

First Year: Fall Semester (15 units)

ORG 6003 – OP Professional Practice Meetings (0 units)
ORG 6435 – Industrial/Organizational and Consulting Psychology: Theory (3 units)
PSY 8412 – Social and Personality Psychology (3 units)
ORG 7440 – Business Principles (3 units)
ORG 6005 – Intro to Scholar Practitioner Model (2 units)
PSY 6021 – Advanced Statistics I (3 units) 
PSY 6700 – Data Analysis (1 unit) 

First Year: Spring Semester (14 units)

ORG 6003 – Organizational Psychology Professional Practice Meeting (0 units)
ORG 6016 – Principles of Research Design (3 units)
ORG 7503 – Leadership (3 units)
ORG 6004 – Survey Methods (2 units)
ORG 7330 – Cultural Diversity in Organizations (3 units)
ORG 7350 – Organizational Theory and Systems (3 units)

Second Year: Fall Semester (15 units)

ORG 6003 – Organizational Psychology Professional Practice Meeting (0 units)
ORG 6330 – Work Motivation and Productivity (3 units)
ORG 6410 – Group Processes and Team Interventions (3 units)
ORG 6031 – Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
ORG 7863 – I-O Psychology Research Project I (3 units)
PSY 6022 – Advanced Statistics II (3 units)

Second Year: Spring Semester (12 units)

ORG 6003 – Organizational Psychology Professional Practice Meeting (0 units)
ORG 7020 – Psychological Measurement (3 units)
ORG 7100 – Consultation and Facilitation Skills (3 units)
ORG 7525 – Organizational Change and Development (3 units)
ORG 7864 – I-O Psychology Research Project II (3 units) 

Third Year: Fall Semester (12 units, plus Internship)

ORG 8120 – Talent Staffing and Selection (3 units)
Concentration Course 1 (3 units)
Elective Course 1 (3 units)
ORG 8990 – Doctoral Dissertation I (3 units)
ORG 9430 – Internship in Organizational Psychology with Supervision (1-9 units) 

Third Year: Spring Semester (9 units, plus Internship)

ORG 8991 – Doctoral Dissertation II (3 units)
Concentration course 2 (3 units)
Elective Course 2 (3 units)
ORG 9430 – Internship in Organizational Psychology with Supervision (1-9 units)

Fourth Year: Fall Semester (6 units, plus Internship)

ORG 9931 – Doctoral Dissertation III (3 units)
Concentration course 3 (3 units)
ORG 9430 – Internship in Organizational Psychology with Supervision (1-9 units) 

Fourth Year: Spring Semester (6 units, plus Internship)

ORG 9932 – Doctoral Dissertation IV (3 units)
PSY 7437 – Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Organizational Psychology (3 units)
ORG 9430 – Internship in Organizational Psychology with Supervision (1-9 units) 

Concentration Courses:

Executive Coaching Concentration (9 units)

PSY 7435 – Individual and Leadership Assessment (3 units)
ORG 7408 – Conflict Management (3 units)
PSY 7429 – Individual and Executive Coaching (3 units) 

Strategic HR Management Concentration (9 units)

ORG 8220 – Human Resources Management (3 units)
ORG 7215 – Training and Development (3 units)
BUS 6020 – Strategic Management (3 units) 

Additional Courses required for the Specialization on Consulting Psychology (14 units)

PSY 7430 – Lab for PSY 7429 (1 unit)
PSY 7436 – Lab for PSY 7436 (1 unit)
PSY 7417 – Adult and Career Development (3 units)
PSY 7250 – Counseling in an Organizational Setting (3 units)
PSY 6101 – Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (3 units)
PSY 6105 – Biological Aspects of Behavior (3 units)
Instead of ORG 9430, students in the Consulting Psychology Specialization register for PSY 9421 Consulting Psychology Internship: Individual/Group, (2-3 units per term, total of 9 units)

Electives

Elective courses will vary across semesters and campuses. Sample electives:

ORG 7438 – Advanced Multivariate Statistics
ORG 8122 – Personnel and Work Psychology
ORG 8130 – Human Performance/Human Factors
ORG 8140 – Performance Measurement, Appraisal and Feedback
ORG 8800 – Advanced Seminar in Organizational Studies
PSY 7112 – History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 7417 – Adult and Career Development
BUS 6150 – Contributors to Strategic Management
BUS 6900 – Management in a New Age
MKT 6000 – International Managerial Marketing