Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial & Organizational Psychology / Self-Designed
Walden University

Program Details

The PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Walden University focuses on behavior in the workplace. The Self-Designed track of this program gives students the ability to select courses that meet their personal and professional interests.

Students will be able to conduct research, teach in higher education settings, and help diverse organizations improve workplace and employee productivity. The curriculum covers advanced research skills, theoretical knowledge, and advanced expertise necessary for increased career opportunities and advancement in the field. This Organizational Psychology degree online offers two tracks: Track I is designed for students with a master’s degree in I/O Psychology; Track II is a pathway for students with a master’s degree in an unrelated field.

Courses can be chosen from within any of Walden’s five I/O Psychology doctorate concentrations:

  • General I/O Psychology
  • Consulting Psychology
  • Evidence-Based Coaching
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business


  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island