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

Program Details

The quantitative General Psychology PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from GCU is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of what engages and motivates people and how relationships are formed. The program focuses on applying psychology and research methods to business-related issues.

Throughout the program, students will design, collect, and analyze information for a scholarly dissertation. The quantitative methodology focuses on analyzing events through numeric data. Graduates can use this online doctoral degree to advance their career as a human behavior expert, consultant, researcher, or professor.

Courses cover a range of psychological topics including:

  • Humanistic, transpersonal, and existential psychology
  • Principles of personnel and human resource management
  • Psychology of consulting and coaching
  • Quantitative data collection and statistical mechanics

% Online

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.