St. Louis University


St. Louis University Industrial-Organizational Psychology Programs Available

St. Louis University appears in our ranking of the 10 Most Affordable Top-Ranked Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

The Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology offered at St. Louis University is for those who wish to gain knowledge and skills in intervention approaches that impact organizations. The impacts may be at the individual, group or system level and are designed to improve well-being, function and the effectiveness of an organization. Students gain an understanding of how individual differences can impact an organization as well as the importance of performance management, motivation, selection, and occupational health.

Students with a bachelor’s degree may be accepted into the program. For those students, the courses required include:

  • Advanced Organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Applied Multivariable and Multivariate Statistics in Behavioral Sciences
  • Applied Univariate Statistics in Behavioral Science
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Human Diversity

Students must also complete 18 credit hours in dissertation research as well as 33 elective credits.

Those entering with a master’s degree may be required to complete the following courses:

  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Applied Multivariable and Multivariate Statistics in Behavioral Sciences
  • Applied Univariate Statistics in Behavioral Science
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Human Diversity

Students must also complete 33 elective credits and 12 dissertation research credits.

Although a practicum is not required for the degree, many students do complete a practicum or internship.

About St. Louis University

St. Louis University began in 1818 as Saint Louis Academy. It was founded by Bishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg who was then bishop of Louisiana and Florida. The school was originally attached to Saint Louis Cathedral and located in a private residence near the Mississippi River. In 1829, the Society of Jesus took over the school and, in 1832, the school was chartered by the State of Missouri as St. Louis University, making it the first institute of higher learning west of the Mississippi.

In 1867, the University purchased land at Grand and Lindell Boulevards in order to move from their downtown location to a new campus. DuBourg Hall was the first building on the new campus and initially contained the entire University, from classrooms to laboratories to dormitories. In 1903, St. Louis acquired Marion-Sims-Beaumont College of Medicine which was located at Grand Boulevard and Caroline Street.

Today, St. Louis continues following the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person in order to create graduates who want to make the world a better place. Students are encouraged to take a broad range of classes and every major includes instruction in theology and philosophy.

St. Louis was named 4th in the country by Washington Monthly and has spent the last nine years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. There are currently over 12,800 students enrolled at St. Louis University. Many programs at the school are ranked in the top 100 by US News & World Report.

St. Louis University Accreditation Details

St. Louis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is one of six regional accreditors in the country and monitors St. Louis University’s compliance with federal programs to ensure students are eligible for financial aid. The Commission also reviews the University periodically to be sure they continue to have the resources to meet their goals and objectives. St. Louis University agrees to address any areas that are determined to need improvement during that review process. In addition, the following agencies and organizations accredit various programs throughout the University:

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Joint Review Committee on Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science

St Louis University Application Requirements

Undergraduate applicants may complete an application through the SLU Applicant Portal, use the Common Application or print and mail a paper application. Official high school transcripts, as well as ACT or SAT scores, must be provided. Although not required, it is recommended that applicants submit a secondary school report form, professional resume and letters of recommendation. Some programs may also request an interview.

Transfer applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Any applicant with less than 24 transferrable credits must also submit official high school transcripts along with official ACT or SAT scores. Most undergraduate programs require a minimum 2.5 GPA in all college work attended.

In order to apply for the Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, be a psychology major and score in the 50th percentile of the GRE. They must complete an application and provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attending. Three letters of recommendations, official GRE scores, a current resume, and professional goal statement are also required. All students must submit to an interview with faculty as well.

St. Louis University Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate tuition is $770 per credit hour while graduate tuition is $1,130 for most programs.

Admission to St. Louis University is based on achievement, ambition and personal potential, not on the student’s ability to pay. Almost $186 million in institutional aid was offered to students in 2017 and over $338 million in overall financial aid. In addition, 44 percent of the graduating class of 2017 completed their degree without student debt. Approximately 89 percent of all students attending receive some type of financial aid and 98 percent of freshmen are provided assistance. Last year, the school provided $16.8 million in work-study tuition assistance as well as $165 million in scholarships. In order to qualify for any type of assistance, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the form must be renewed each year.

Graduate students may qualify for assistantships, fellowships or loans to cover the cost of their tuition.

St. Louis University continues its tradition of Catholic and Jesuit education that not only prepare graduates for careers but create individuals with strong ethics and leadership skills.

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