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What will I learn?

Alliant International University’s PhD in Organizational Psychology Doctoral Program combines coursework in psychology and organizational theory with specialized courses in organizational change and development, industrial psychology, consulting to organizations, team building and facilitation, talent management, assessment, and human resources management.

Students in the Organizational Psychology PhD program develop skills in research design, measurement, and statistical tools appropriate for basic research, as well as for applied research in such areas as organizational consulting, selection testing, surveys, and program evaluations.

Professional Training and Experience

Students develop professional practice-related skills in industrial and organizational psychology and consulting through a variety of professional training experiences including class projects, case studies, in-class simulations, and internship.

The curriculum includes the equivalent of one year of full-time professional training placement, which students complete across a variety of settings, including:

  • Consulting firms
  • Major corporations
  • Government agencies
  • Community organizations

Students’ professional internship training is completed under the supervision of field-based professionals and faculty. This one-on-one guidance allows doctoral students to continue growing their knowledge from experts in the field through observation, inquiry, discussion, and practice.

Concentrations and Specializations

Doctoral students have the opportunity to customize their Organizational Psychology PhD degree program by:

Customizing their education and training through elective coursework, professional fieldwork training, and dissertation research, to pursue specific areas of professional interest
Selecting either the Strategic Human Resource Management or the Executive Coaching concentration, which are part of this 98-unit PhD program
Pursuing a Consulting Psychology specialization, which builds on the Executive Coaching concentration. Students in this specialization take 14 additional units and complete a special internship supervised by a licensed psychologist, which better prepares them for licensure.

Which department am I in?

California School of Professional Psychology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,578.75 per year
USD $118,315 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

Los Angeles Campus

Alliant International University,

1000 South Fremont Avenue #5,

ALHAMBRA,

California,

91803, United States

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,578.75 per year
USD $118,315 for the entire course
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

San Diego Campus

Alliant International University,

10455 Pomerado Rd,

SAN DIEGO,

California,

92131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold or be eligible for an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent prior to graduate entry. English language requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL IBT - 70, PTE - 50, Cambridge - 170, CEFR - B2, iTEP Academic - 4.0, CET - CET-6: 500.

For international students

Students enter the program with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field.

English language requirements: Minimum TOEFL score of 80 for the internet based test, a score of 213 for the computer based test or a score of 550 for the paper based test. IELTS: 6.0. Transfer with Freshman Composition grade of B or higher from a U.S. college or university. Minimum TWE score of 5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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