Online Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology

Earn an online PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology from Touro University Worldwide (TUW) to develop your expertise in this specialized area of psychology investigating human behavior in the workplace.

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Focused on industrial-organizational psychology, our online PsyD coursework promotes a greater understanding of behavioral psychology in workforce applications. Coursework provides the professional skills to design evidence-based solutions in the industrial-organizational psychology field that lead to successful change and development. 

Throughout the online PsyD program, students have access to a robust support system that is dedicated to online student success at the doctoral level. Faculty guidance, access to technology, and unique learning opportunities develop students’ applied research competencies. Students can typically complete this fully online doctoral psychology program in three years.

Organizational psychology is a growing field. Employers are constantly looking to gain a better understanding of what motivates their workforce in order to increase productivity, profitability and lower turnover. Investigate the intersection between business and organizational psychology through Touro’s online doctoral degree in psychology.

Note: This Human and Organizational Psychology PsyD degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

What makes the online Doctor of Psychology at TUW different?

  • 100% online program with no residency required
  • Affordable tuition
  • TUW is a Nonprofit Accredited University
  • Accelerated admissions process with 6 starts throughout the year
  • No GRE required
  • Courses taught in streamlined 8-week sessions

More specifically, Touro University Worldwide’s PsyD program has several unique features:

  • Instructors are scholar-practitioners who are actively involved in their own professional work and research. This scholarly work solving problems and improving workplace performance demonstrates their ability to engage with major organizational psychology trends in today’s world.
  • Our fully online PsyD program uses a uniquely-designed pedagogy that gives students the flexibility to conveniently advance their education and still maintain busy schedules, work, and family lives.
  • Centered on organizational psychology, our PsyD program is structured to provide students the ability to complete their doctorates at their own pace. These flexible options include group course assignments and various research opportunities.

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      Affordable Online Doctor of Psychology Program

      The tuition for the online Doctor of Psychology program is $700 per semester credit unit.

      Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program, so we encourage you to speak with your human resource representative to learn if financial support is available to you. A TUW tuition assistance counselor is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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      Program Requirements

      TUW’s online doctoral degree gives students the ability to focus their studies in the fields of organizational psychology, leadership psychology, and industrial psychology. The program fosters your ability to translate theory into practice through various applied psychology courses.

      Dissertation Process

      The online PsyD program includes several steps. The first steps are courses in theory, research and putting theory to practice. Upon completion of the required courses, the student begins pre-Dissertation work (Proposal) and eventually writes their Dissertation. Each student will work with a faculty dissertation chair and committee in the completion of the proposal and dissertation phase. To personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes, students will choose a topic to help them focus their research activities and allow for skill development that helps conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions.

      For additional curriculum information, please visit the TUW Catalog.

      Admission Requirements

      Students seeking to enroll in Touro University Worldwide’s PsyD program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

      1. Have earned a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. If the degree was awarded overseas, it must be from an institution that is approved by the Ministry of Education.
      2. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in the accredited Master’s Program

      Students, who meet the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled at TUW:

      1. Submit an application
      2. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.)
      3. Submit two letters of recommendation: one from someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment (preferably the current supervisor, excluding family members ).
      4. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay:
        The entrance essay is an essential part of the Doctoral Program and serves as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio.
        The entrance essay takes the form of a narrative presenting candidates’ biography, career plan, and goals in pursuing the doctorate at Touro University Worldwide.

      The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay. Committee members seek evidence regarding critical qualities and abilities including:

      • Motivation, maturity of judgment, and creativity;
      • Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives;
      • Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development;
      • Awareness of program requirements
      • Proficiency with standard written English including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing

      The Doctoral Entrance Essay components should include the following:

      1. Biographical Component
        Earlier learning experiences, both formal and informal, should be described. Characterize in terms of the nature and general outcome prior study, related work experience, and participation in scholarly research (if any).
      2. Career Plan Component
        Explain how a doctoral-level education fits with stated career plan and goals. How will doctoral study, in conjunction with background and interests, further those goals?
      3. Goals in Pursuing the Doctorate
        Briefly discuss why the reasons for enrolling in doctoral study at Touro University Worldwide, including but not limited to:

        1. The reasons for selecting the TUW program rather than another doctoral program;
        2. The particular goals anticipated to be attained through completion of the doctoral curriculum;
        3. Proposed topics being considered for the dissertation or research program/exegesis paper project.
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      Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

      For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.