I/O Doctoral Requirements

​Program Requirements (96 hours)

Required Courses I (6 hours) Foundations of Psychology Courses - Select two fo the following with these exceptions: If you select PSY 587, do not select PSY 687. If you select one of PSY 589, PSY 680 or PSY 681 do not select the other two.

  • PSY 531 - Group Dynamics (3)
  • PSY 544 - Theories of Personality (3)
  • PSY 583 - Motivation and Emotion (3)
  • PSY 587 - Physiological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 589 - Cognitive Psychology (3)
  • PSY 609 - History and Systems of Psychology (3)
  • PSY 614 - Seminar in Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology (3-12)
  • PSY 624 - Advanced Developmental Psychology (3)
  • PSY 630 - Advanced Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 680 - Learning (3)
  • PSY 681 - Sensation and Perception (3)
  • PSY 687 - Physiological Foundations (3)

Required Courses II  (24 hours) Industrial/Organizational Psychology Content Courses

  • ​PSY 535 - Organizational Psychology (3)
  • PSY 536 - Personnel Psychology (3)
  • PSY 538 - Occupational Health Psychology (3) 
  • PSY 636 - Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology (3)
  • PSY 736 - Strategies for Interventions in Social Systems (3)
  • PSY 737 - Seminar in I/O Psychology (3-12)

Required Courses III (12 hours) Research Courses

  • ​PSY 510 - Principles of Psychological Measurement (3)
  • PSY 611 - Research Design (3)
  • PSY 612 - Applied Multiple Regression and Correlation (3)
  • PSY 613 - Multivariate and Correlational Methods (3)

Required courses IV (3 hours) Experience Based Courses - Select one of the following:

  • PSY 790 - Practicum I A: Professional Services 3(spec)
  • PSY 791 - Practicum II B: Professional Services 3(spec)

Master Thesis (6 hours)

  • PSY 798 - Thesis (1-12)

Doctoral Dissertation (12 hours) - 12 hours are required, 6 in PSY 898 and 6 in PSY 899. Students may take an additional 12 dissertation credits as electives.

  • PSY 898 - Doctoral Dissertation: Design (1-12)
  • PSY 899 - Doctoral Dissertation: Implementation (1-12)

Electives (33 hours)

33 hours of electives, of which 9 hours may be from outside Psychology. Or

Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) concentration Requirements within the I/O Ph.D. Program.

Students in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. Program can earn a concentration in OHP by using 9 hours of their I/O Psychology Program electives in OHP courses and completing a thesis or doctoral dissertation on an OHP topic. The 9 hours of OHP electives must come from the following list unless substitiutions are approved by the student's advisor or the I/O Psychology  Program Director. The thesis or dissertation topic also must be approved as and OHP topic by the student's advisor or the I/O Psychology Program Director.

Electives (24 hours)

  • Select 24 hours

Occupational Health Psychology Concentration (9 hours) Select from the following

  • ​HSC 505 - Work Injury Prevention (3)
  • HSC 537 - Stress Reduction Workshop (1)
  • HSC 544 - Biostatistics (3)
  • HSC 604 - Epidemiology (3)
  • ​PSY 559 - Rehabilitation Psychology (3)
  • PSY 579 - Behavioral Medicine (3)​
  • PSY 696 - Directed Research (1-12)
  • PSY 697 - Independent Study (1-8)
  • PSY 737 - Seminar in I/O Psychology (3-12)
  • PSY 751 - Psychopathology (3)
  • SOC 514 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
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