Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral University offers a robust Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology program in Industrial Organizational Psychology (IOP) that is aligned with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) guidelines for education and training. You’ll work with expert faculty who will provide personalized feedback and support as you learn to apply psychological theories to critical issues in the fields of business and industry. As you work through the courses, you will become adept at small group theory and team processes, dynamics of leadership and management, and the structure and procedures of organizational development. Additionally you’ll learn about the application and interpretation of tests and measurements as applied to employee selection, as well as how to conduct performance appraisals and training evaluations. 

The IOP specialization in the PhD in Psychology program at Northcentral University will prepare you to assume leadership positions in industry, government, consulting and education in various fields, such as research, coaching, human resource development, consumer behavior analysis, workplace planning, personnel specialist, and talent acquisition.


  • Applicants must have a conferred master’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended
  • A current resume

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).