PhD – Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Capella University

Program Details

Capella offers this online PhD with an Industrial/Organizational specialization from their Harold Abel School of Psychology. You’ll gain deep expertise and understanding of human behavior in the workplace. Leadership theories and group behavior are studied along with topics that will propel your career to executive and upper management roles or to the role of corporate consultant within your own firm, as you learn how to improve performance within organizations. Capella has created an online doctorate degree with a seamless dissertation process that includes on-site residencies, dedicated research seminars and a committed faculty. This I/O Psychology PhD usually includes curriculum such as:

  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Consultation Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Practices in Human Resource Management
  • Program Evaluation

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.