Applied Social & Organizational Psychology Ph.D.Offered by: Department of Psychology The Applied Social and Organizational Psychology (ASOP) program is a full-time doctoral degree program with a concentration in Diversity Science.
Why choose this program?
Incredible job opportunities
ASOP is a unique blend of social and organizational psychology training, making graduates competitive for research, teaching, and industry positions.
The Diversity Science focus will set graduates apart and prepare them for a diverse workforce.
Occupations range from academia, research, consulting, HR training and development, to diversity and talent management.
Central location in downtown Indianapolis
IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban public research institution
Indianapolis is the state capital and 14th largest city in the US
Indianapolis offers a wide variety of research and training sites for students and all the cultural amenities of urban life
Generous student support
Funding and tuition remission available for 4 years for students in good standing
Small cohorts (~3 students per year) = personal attention from faculty, support from peers
What will you learn?
The goal of this program is to develop scientists and scientist-practitioners through rigorous mentored research and coursework in statistics, measurement, and research methods. The program requires a full-time commitment for 4 years of study, including completion of required coursework (including a choice of minor), a master's thesis, a preliminary examination to admit a student to doctoral candidacy, and a dissertation.
Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate mastery of knowledge of the core content areas of organizational psychology (e.g., staffing, human resources and organizational development, work motivation, leadership, and group/team performance) and applied social psychology (e.g., attitudes and social cognition, social stigma, managing a diverse workforce).
- Apply the theory, methodologies, and data analytic procedures to conduct research on topics relevant to organizations and society.
- Synthesize and critically evaluate psychological theory and research as they relate to human cognition, emotion, and behavior in social and organizational settings.
- Apply skills related to the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of scientifically based interventions intended to improve organizational functioning and provide evidence-based solutions to societal problems.
- Communicate effectively to members of the field and to the general public.
- Demonstrate awareness of, appreciation for, and interpersonal skills regarding human diversity.
- Behave ethically and professionally in accordance with the American Psychological Association's code of ethics in the conduct of research and in personal and professional settings.