PhD in Organizational Psychology

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PhD Organizational Psychology Overview


Our PhD in Organizational Psychology Degree Program will enable you to break down the barriers that separate us in the workplace and build bridges that connect the diverse perspectives we all bring to the conference table. This PhD Organizational Psychology Program is for forward-thinkers who are emboldened with the knowledge that the individual is just as important as the whole, and that for the whole to succeed, it starts with the individual. All of our psychology programs are taught by top faculty members that have years of experience within the mental health field. If you are looking to gain a deeper understanding of organizational behavior to improve the health and well-being of our citizens, our Organizational Psychology Program is a perfect place to start.




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PhD Organizational Psychology Degree Highlights



Prepare for a variety of jobs across industries like healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, technology, and more with a doctorate in organizational psychology.


Hands-On Experience and Training

Throughout the Organizational Psychology PhD Program, you’ll be able to put your education to the test within organizations to diagnose institutional problems and tactically improve upon existing strategies, processes, and systems. Our psychology students will gain hands-on experience in and out of the classroom, helping to take their education — and eventually their career — to the next level.


Compelling Coursework

When you study through our PhD Organizational Psychology program, you'll be able to get an in-depth look at organizational development through challenging courses and educated faculty members. You will explore courses like: Conflict Management, Individual and Executive Coaching, Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior, and many more.

“I deliberately chose CSPP because it is a professional school, I knew I wanted to be a practitioner, and I went to Alliant for that unique model. The school provided a good balance for making you a good consumer of data and science, yet also preparing you to work as a professional.”
Mark Blankenship
CSPP Alumnus

Doctoral Degree Information

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Great news for our Organizational Psychology students and alumni—US News and World Report has ranked Industrial Psychologist as the second-best job in science! Read more here.


Organizational Psychology Internships: Putting Theory to the Real-World Test

A distinguishing feature of CSPP’s Organizational Psychology PhD program is the integration of courses, seminars, research and professional training with field experience.

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

Hands-On Training Side-By-Side with Experts

All students that enroll in our I-O psychology degree gain practical experience through supervised internships across a variety of settings, such as consulting firms, major corporations, government agencies, and community organizations.

Field placements and/or internships provide students with hands-on training in:

  • Organizational systems
  • The diagnosis of organizational problems
  • The design, implementation and evaluation of intervention strategies.

Full-Time or Part-Time Internships

While many doctoral students participate in two years of half-time (15-22 hours per week) placements, in some programs students obtain one-year full-time or half-time internships that take place throughout the United States or sometimes abroad.

Dynamic Internship Opportunities with this Doctoral Degree

Examples of internships for doctoral students include:

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Stanford University Human Resources
  • Edison
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • City of Hope
  • Coach Source

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world. Our Vision is an inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.



The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) is Alliant’s cornerstone school and was built on a legacy of thought leadership, multicultural competence, and quality of care. CSPP’s programs pair hands-on professional practice with academic rigor in order to prepare the next generation of psychologists and mental health care professionals at our graduate school.


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