Northcentral University

School of Psychology

PhD in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology


2488 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92106

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology program trains Learners to work in a variety of settings. This program prepares Learners for research and field experience. Within the industrial and organizational program, the Learner is expected to become competent in theory, research, and applications of psychology as they relate to human behavior in organizations. The program emphasizes the contributions of both industrial and organizational psychology to the understanding of people in their world of work. Training is received in conducting basic and applied research, and in the applications of theory and research to organizational and human resource management problems in organizations.

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify."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.


Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue Ste 100, Alameda, CA 94501 510.748.9001, For NCU program disclosures visit

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: NCU prides itself on being learner-centered and caring about the success of our learners. We provide tuition payment options that we feel meet your needs and permits the University to prosper and grow.

Locale: Small Suburb

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