Establish Yourself as an Expert in the Field

Organizational psychologist meets with fellow members of the organization.Are you ready to take the next step in your career as an organizational psychologist?

Alliant International University’s PhD in Organizational Psychology Doctoral Program combines coursework in psychology and organizational theory with specialized courses in organizational change and development, industrial psychology, consulting to organizations, team building and facilitation, talent management, assessment, and human resources management.

Students in the Organizational Psychology PhD program develop skills in research design, measurement, and statistical tools appropriate for basic research, as well as for applied research in such areas as organizational consulting, selection testing, surveys, and program evaluations.

Evening and Weekend Class Schedule and Shared Curriculum

Do you feel too busy to pursue your doctoral degree? If so, this program was designed with your active schedule in mind.

Many of the courses in the Organizational Psychology PhD Program are offered in evening and weekend formats at our San Diego and Los Angeles campuses, making them more accommodating to your busy schedule.

All campuses share the same curriculum, allowing students to access faculty expertise at all campuses and offering students the option to take some courses at other campuses.

Professional Training and Experience

Students develop professional practice-related skills in industrial and organizational psychology and consulting through a variety of professional training experiences including class projects, case studies, in-class simulations, and internship.

The curriculum includes the equivalent of one year of full-time professional training placement, which students complete across a variety of settings, including:

  • Consulting firms
  • Major corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Community organizations

Students’ professional internship training is completed under the supervision of field-based professionals and faculty. This one-on-one guidance allows doctoral students to continue growing their knowledge from experts in the field through observation, inquiry, discussion, and practice.

Concentrations and Specializations

Doctoral students have the opportunity to customize their Organizational Psychology PhD degree program by:

  • Customizing their education and training through elective coursework, professional fieldwork training, and dissertation research, to pursue specific areas of professional interest
  • Selecting either the Strategic Human Resource Management or the Executive Coaching concentration, which are part of this 98-unit PhD program
  • Pursuing a Consulting Psychology specialization, which builds on the Executive Coaching concentration. Students in this specialization take 14 additional units and complete a special internship supervised by a licensed psychologist, which better prepares them for licensure.

The Field of Organizational Psychology Awaits

If you are ready to explore Alliant’s Organizational Psychology PhD program in more detail, please contact an Admission Counselor today or call 1-866-825-5426 for one-on-one information.