Psychology (Ph.D.) - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Psychology (Ph.D.) - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PSYC 510Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I3
PSYC 515Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II3
PSYC 700Foundations of Doctoral Study in Psychology3
PSYC 710Psychological Research & Biblical Worldview 13
PSYC 775Teaching of Psychology3
PSYC 810Advanced Research: Qualitative Research & Analysis3
PSYC 815Advanced Research: Quantitative Research & Analysis3
Total Hours21

Intensive format optional

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Concentration
PSYC 545Test Construction/Validation3
PSYC 640Organizational Behavior and Development3
PSYC 716Theories and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
PSYC 826Contemporary Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 13
Choose nine credit hours of the following (at least two must be 800 level):9
Leadership and Motivation
Personnel and Performance Management
Measurement & Testing in I/O Psychology
Organizational Consulting & Change
Workplace Attitudes, Measurement, & Change
Psychology of Contemporary & Virtual Organizations
Total Hours21
Dissertation Courses
PSYC 870Prospectus: Developing the Dissertation Concept 13
PSYC 987Dissertation I 25
PSYC 988Dissertation II 25
PSYC 989Dissertation III 25
PSYC 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours18

Intensive format optional


PSYC 987 Dissertation I (5 c.h.), PSYC 988 Dissertation II (5 c.h.), and PSYC 989 Dissertation III (5 c.h.) can each be repeated one time to meet milestone

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
PSYC 510 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I 3
PSYC 700 Foundations of Doctoral Study in Psychology 3
PSYC 716 Theories and Research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
Second Semester
PSYC 515 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II 3
PSYC 545 Test Construction/Validation 3
PSYC 710 Psychological Research & Biblical Worldview 1,2 3
Second Year
First Semester
PSYC 640 Organizational Behavior and Development 3
PSYC 815 Advanced Research: Quantitative Research & Analysis 3
PSYC Elective 3 3
Second Semester
PSYC 775 Teaching of Psychology 3
PSYC 826 Contemporary Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology 1,4 3
PSYC Elective 3 3
Third Year
First Semester
PSYC 810 Advanced Research: Qualitative Research & Analysis 3
PSYC 870 Prospectus: Developing the Dissertation Concept 1 3
PSYC Elective 3 3
Second Semester
PSYC 987 Dissertation I 5 5
Fourth Year
First Semester
PSYC 988 Dissertation II 5 5
Second Semester
PSYC 989 Dissertation III 5 5
PSYC 990 Dissertation Defense 0
 Total Hours60

Intensive Format optional 


Must be taken within the first year


Choose from the following courses (at least 2 must be 800 level): PSYC 648, 651, 845, 847, 850, and 855


Must be taken within the second year


PSYC 987, 988, and 989 can be repeated one time to meet milestone. 

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