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Doctor of Philosophy in  Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Florida Tech's doctoral degree in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology provides training and research opportunities in the complex issues associated with the management of human resources in the domestic and international communities. The I/O program is based on the scientist-practitioner model and offers a wide range of I/O content courses, as well as varied research and applied opportunities. Rigorous coursework is coupled with applied projects and advanced training in research design and analysis. Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisor to conduct research that can be presented at professional conferences or submitted to academic journals. The small class size of the Ph.D. program facilitates close interaction and augments the mentoring process. A concentration in international I/O psychology is also offered. Students pursuing the concentration take classes in cross-cultural psychology and international business, and are encouraged to conduct research or take classes with the program's international partners. The I/O psychology program provides training for careers in academics, professional research organizations, and both internal and external consulting. The I/O program is affiliated with the Florida Tech Center for Organizational Effectiveness and Institute for Cross-Cultural Management.

Admission Requirements

A doctoral applicant should hold a bachelor's or master's degree, with a grade point average of 3.2 (on a scale of 4.0) or higher, and should submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of career objectives, supplement form and GRE General Test scores. Official transcripts of all previous coursework must be submitted. All applications should be submitted by January 15. Admission to the doctoral program is granted to a limited number of students. Preadmission contact with the faculty is highly encouraged.

Degree Requirements

The doctoral program requires 90 semester hours of credit beyond the bachelor's degree. Students entering with master's degrees in I/O psychology or related fields are evaluated on a case-by-case basis for possible award of transfer credit. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. within four years.

The I/O doctoral program is designed to progress from general coursework to courses that are more specific in content. In the first year, students receive intensive training in quantitative methods and computer applications, and study the foundations of I/O psychology. A student who has not previously carried out a master's thesis is required to do so, and should start in the first year. In the second year, students begin to take more specialized courses in I/O psychology, finish their fundamental requirements and enroll in an advanced research methods course. Most students who are required to carry out master's theses should complete them by the conclusion of the second year. The third year offers more specialized courses. During the third year, students are encouraged to complete an internship assignment in a corporate, government or consulting environment. Comprehensive examinations take place at the end of the third year.

The doctoral degree in I/O psychology is a research degree. Dissertation research is begun immediately after successful completion of the comprehensive examination. Typically, the fourth year is devoted to the completion of the doctoral dissertation. Before the award of the doctoral degree, the candidate must present the completed dissertation manuscript and defend the research results to the Dissertation Committee. Students may continue to enroll in special courses and advanced seminars.

Curriculum

Foundations of Psychology (24 credit hours) CREDITS
PSY 5000 Research Methods in I/O Psychology 3
PSY 5101 Statistical Research Methods 1 3
PSY 5102 Statistical Research Methods 2 3
PSY 5120 Culture and Psychology 3
PSY 5402 Tests and Measurements 3
PSY 5403 Applied Research Methods 3
PSY 6405 Multivariate Statistics 3

  

Industrial / Organizational Core (15 credit hours) CREDITS
PSY 5401 Introduction to I/O Psychology 3
PSY 5411 Personnel Selection 3
PSY 5412 Performance Appraisal 3
PSY 5415 Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 5421 Industrial Training 3

  

Research (9 credit hours) CREDITS
PSY 6198 Supervised Research 6
PSY 6492 Advanced Research Seminar in I/O Psychology 3

  

Electives (24 credit hours) 24

 

Thesis and Dissertation (21 credit hours) CREDITS
PSY 5999 Thesis 6
PSY 6999 Dissertation 15

Year 1

FALL CREDITS
PSY 5000 Research Methods in I/O Psychology 3
PSY 5101 Statistical Research Methods 1 3
PSY 5401 Introduction to I/O Psychology 3
   9

  

SPRING CREDITS
PSY 5102 Statistical Research Methods 2 3
PSY 5402 Tests and Measurements 3
PSY 5415 Organizational Psychology 3
   9


SUMMER CREDITS
PSY 5496 Practicum in I/O Psychology or PSY 5999 Thesis or Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   3

Year 2

FALL CREDITS
PSY 5403 Applied Research Methods 3
PSY 5411 Personnel Selection 3
PSY 5496 Practicum in I/O Psychology or PSY 5999  Thesis 3
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   12


SPRING CREDITS
PSY 5412 Personnel Appraisal 3
PSY 5421 Industrial Training 3
PSY 5496 Practicum in I/O Psychology or PSY 5999 Thesis 3
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   12

  

SUMMER CREDITS
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   3

Year 3

FALL CREDITS
PSY 6198 Supervised Research 3
PSY 6405 Multivariate Statistics 3
PSY 6492 Advanced Research Seminar in I/O Psychology 1
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   10


SPRING CREDITS
PSY 5120 Culture and Psychology 3
PSY 6198 Supervised Research 3
PSY 6492 Advanced Research Seminar in I/O Psychology 1
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   10

  

SUMMER CREDITS
PSY 6999 Dissertation (optional) 3

  

Comprehensive Examnination

Year 4

FALL CREDITS
PSY 6492 Advanced Research Seminar in I/O Psychology 1
PSY 6999 Dissertation 6
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   10


SPRING CREDITS
PSY 6999 Dissertation 6
   Restricted Elective (PSY) 3
   9

  TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 90