Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Qualitative Research)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Learn how human behavior affects relationships in the workplace and how to create more engaged and motivated employees with a PhD in General Psychology focused on Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to consult and coach business professionals in how to improve relationship-building, culture, and organizational performance.

The Qualitative Research specialization focuses on how and why people think, believe, and behave in a certain way. Students will conduct qualitative research to better understand thought processes in the workplace, such as memory, reasoning, intelligence, motivation, and learning. After completing this online doctoral program, professionals can become behavioral experts in the workplace and also find careers in consultancy, research, and university teaching.

Courses discuss topics including:

  • Psychology of leadership
  • Social and organizational principles to business and industry
  • Probability, descriptive, and inferential analyses of data and statistical testing
  • Principles related to personnel and human resources management

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Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.4 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Two residencies are required.


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