Applied Organizational Psychology

Applied Organizational


Hofstra University’s PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology is the only doctoral program in applied organizational psychology on Long Island preparing  you for a career in academia, business, industry, government, and other private and public domains. Internships provide practical hands-on experience applying scientific methods to solve problems related to individuals and groups at organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. Your dissertation research may be conducted in the lab, the field, or both. On average, this full-time PhD program takes three years to complete.

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Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at, or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology, you must have successfully completed a master’s degree or equivalent in one of the social sciences or in business at an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • GRE is recommended but not required.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement of interests and career intentions.
  • Personal interview with department member.

Visit the PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.  
Apply to the PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology program at Hofstra by February 1st.

The PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology is awarded to students who successfully complete 96 hours of coursework with a cumulative GPA of B or better

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Cong Liu

Dr. Cong Liu, Professor and Director of the PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology program, joined the faculty at Hofstra University in 2007. Her research focuses on workplace mistreatment in the United States and China; abusive workplace supervisors; stressors related to job dedication; and the role of job resources and organizational constraints.

Cong Liu

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at

GRE is recommended but not required for the Fall 2024.
Apply today!