Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology
Below is a summary of requirements. For more information on required classes, course sequence, and academic & ethical responsibilities, Click here: Academic Bulletin 2011-2012
The Program requires students to complete 96 credits beyond their bachelor's degree:
- 87 credits of core courses required of all students
- 53 credits of which are in research methods and statistics
- 34 credits are in disciplines related to human behavior in organizations
- 9 credits are in elective courses chosen from advanced research methods and statistics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, and business.
- A maximum of 38 credits may be transferred from prior graduate level work and must be equivalent to corresponding courses in the program.
- A qualifying two-stage comprehensive examination includes
- a multiple choice exam administered at the end of the first year of the program used to assess strengths and weaknesses
- an essay exam administered at the end of the second year which is based on weaknesses shown in the previous year’s multiple choice exam.
- Hofstra and our faculty will help second year students acquire a mandatory yearlong internship.
- Students must maintain a B average each semester and receive no more than one C per semester and no more than three Cs in total toward the Ph.D.
- Students must demonstrate satisfactory interpersonal and professional behavior, with no documented reports of unprofessional or unethical conduct.
- A research dissertation must be completed.
- The student must pass an oral examination, to be given subsequent to the completion of the dissertation.