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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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.4 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Two residencies are required.