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Industrial / Organizational Psychology

For over 50 years, the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology program at Purdue University has enjoyed an excellent reputation. More I/O psychologists have been trained here than at any other university in the world. When I/O psychologists have been surveyed about the quality of graduate programs, Purdue has always ranked among the top programs. In a recent Gourman report rating graduate schools in I/O Psychology, Purdue was ranked number five in the nation. The graduate program in industrial-organizational psychology is primarily a Ph.D. program. Training in this program is research-oriented. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in faculty research and eventually to formulate and direct their own individual research projects. Teaching experience is also provided for most students during their graduate program. Most students enter the Ph.D. program with the bachelor's degree. In a few cases, students enter the program after having completed the master's degree at another university. Graduate students in the industrial-organizational program at Purdue select one of the primary I/O faculty members as their major professor for their master's and dissertation research. I/O faculty members and members specializing in experimental, quantitative, and social psychology serve as auxiliary members on students' thesis committees, as do faculty members from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Communication, and other departments.

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