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The doctorate of psychology (Psy.D.) program in organizational psychology embodies a scholar-practitioner model bridging theory and science with applied psychology. The program is delivered in a hybrid manner including mostly online coursework with on the ground training opportunitise (although some students may also complete virtual training at carious sites). Students have an option to develop a course plan to meet their personal, professional and academic goals. 

Mission:  The purpose of the organizational psychology program is to provide students with the finest possible graduate education for the practice of organizational psychology. Note: The organizational psychology program at GSAPP does not lead to licensure.

What we do? The practice of organizational psychology consists of intervening with organizations to achieve one or more of the following objectives: (1) raise performance, (2) improve processes and relationships, (3) enhance fairness and equity, and (4) increase subjective well-being. Organizational psychologists work within the context of organizations, although interventions may focus on individuals, pairs of individuals, groups, combinations of groups, or whole organizations. Methods of intervention derive from explicit psychological concepts and theories appropriate to the objectives and entities engaged in change processes. When fully utilized, the practice of organizational psychology begins with assessment or diagnosis, proceeds to design and implementation, and concludes with evaluation of the efforts to bring about change. Organizational psychology is practiced with service- delivering and product-generating organizations from the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors of society.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in practical, impactful work. Here is an example: . This collaborative edition of an instrumental newsletter for the underserved adult autistic community focused on Wellness and Well-being. Spearheaded by two GSAPP Org Psych doctoral students, it provided beneficial information and resources about mindfulness and effective ways to deal with stress in the workplace and in one’s personal life.

What do we study? The curriculum provides training in general graduate applied psychology, core organizational psychology, and then advanced and experiential organizational psychology. Applicants with a master's degree in psychology, or related field, may be eligible to waive the 12 credit pre-requisites. Any interested applicant can apply and register for the first three core organizational psychology courses, and upon successful completion of those courses can be matriculated into the PsyD in organizational psychology degree program.

Applications are reviewed as they are received, until the seats are filled, and we encourage applicants to apply before January 31th to enroll to the upcoming fall semester. 

Master’s degree (PsyM) in Organizational Psychology Requirements (42 credits)
General Core Courses Required (12 credits)
Core Organizational Psychology Courses Required (24 credits)
Electives (minimum of 6 credits)
*Please note you can obtain your PsyM while pursuing your PsyD and the PsyM is not a stand-alone masters. 

Combined PsyM/PsyD in Organization Psychology Requirements (72-82 credits)
General Core Courses Required (12 credits)
Core Organizational Psychology Courses Required (24 credits)
Advanced Foundation Required Courses (12 credits)
Dissertation (3 credits)
Experiential Learning (8 credits)
Electives (16-27 credits)


Application Materials:

  • A completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal and research statements (be sure to focus on your interest in organizational psychology)
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and/or graduate course work

*Please note GRE scores are no longer a requirement. Application deadline is January 31st!

For questions you can email the program administrator Ms. Rachel Diaz.