Experience unique developmental opportunities in an active, supportive community on the road to becoming an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.
The Ph.D. program in industrial/organizational psychology at ODU follows the scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing psychological theory and behavioral science. Faculty members involved in the industrial/organizational psychology program have expertise in organizational change, team processes, performance appraisal, work-family issues, and the inclusion of women and minorities in the workplace. They are well versed in research design and statistics. We encourage students to make innovative and professional contributions to the field. Our performance expectations and standards are high; however, faculty members are committed to your success. The learning environment is open, nurturing, and cooperative, and students are encouraged to be active partners in the learning process.
I-O PH.D. Graduates Employed Within One Month of Graduation
Number of Alumni Elected SIOP Fellows
PTCMW Graduate Student Consulting Challenge Competition Wins
Faculty Research Labs
Laboratory and field research programs are conducted by the I-O faculty on such diverse topics as selection systems, training systems, development and implementation of performance appraisal systems, team performance and assessment, work-family interface, workplace diversity and inclusion, organizational change, occupational safety and health, innovation management, telework, virtual teams, and international I-O issues. Visit our faculty labs page to learn more.
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Dante Myers graduated from I/O Ph.D. program in 2018 and is now Vice President of People Analytics, Insights & Research at BlackRock.
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One of the best parts of my education at ODU was the opportunity to take what I learned and apply it while working with local companies and alumni. I stay connected with current ODU students to do my part to help their learning and to learn how the current generation is shaping our world of I/O.