Research is foundational
Finding answers to important work-related questions requires research. It’s the foundation for deciding how we prioritize, organize, and lead. Research also enables us to evaluate the impact of our decisions.
Videos of faculty research teams
Seattle Pacific University’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology department equips you with the best research and applied training available, preparing you to be a scholar-leader fully committed to changing the world of work … one meaningful conversation at a time.
The big picture
Graduates of SPU’s Industrial-Organizational Psychology program will become:
Scholars with the tools, theoretical knowledge, and analytical skills needed to launch academic or consulting careers.
Practitioners who apply knowledge and skills to manage change, use scientific methodologies, and improve organizations.
Leaders who motivate and build teams, develop future leaders, and guide organizations.
Our program is built on a Christian faith perspective, and we welcome students from different faiths. We believe knowing who you are and what you believe is critical as an I-O psychologist, since you’ll inevitably bring those perspectives to the workplace.
While the program consistently integrates faith and worldview, two courses take a more specific focus:
- Master’s degree students complete one 4-credit faith integration course (ORG 6001).
- Doctoral degree students complete two 4-credit faith integration courses (ORG 7001 and 7002).
Learn more at our prospective student page or current student page. Or contact the program coordinator at 206-281-2312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.