Alliant International University

California School of Professional Psychology

Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MA /PhD)


10455 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

United States


(858) 635-4820

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Ph.D.-Industrial/Organizational Psychology, M.A.-Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral (PhD) and Master's (MA) programs in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Los Angeles and San Diego campuses combine rigorous academic training in psychology and organizational theory with advanced education in organizational design and development, management consultation, and human resources management.  As a professional practice university, you will have ample opportunities to apply what you have learned to real-world situations.

The philosophy underlying these programs are the belief that the foundations of effective organizational change are science-based, especially the science of human behavior in work settings. The program is designed to address both sides of the consultant/client relationship - critical to the success of the modern organization. Increasingly, companies use consultants, whether internal to the organization or external contractors, to advise and help line managers, HR managers and executives, to design and implement change projects. Graduates are prepared for careers in a wide variety of practice areas.

Graduates of this program are prepared to conduct empirical research, develop and evaluate theories relevant to industrial and organizational settings, and apply advanced knowledge and skills in organizations. They assist businesses and organizations in individual and organizational assessments, organizational change, and human resource (HR) management including personnel selection, training programs, and gender/diversity issues.

The MA program is expected to take a minimum of 2 years (based on full-time progress).  Masters degree course requirements total 48 units.
Students enter the PhD program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field and take four to five years to complete the PhD.  Doctoral degree course requirements total&


Alliant International University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999