The I/O psychology Ph.D. program is offered through Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Student coursework, research, and residency occur at Baruch College. All administrative processes (e.g., admissions, enrollment, tuition) occur through the Graduate Center.

Note: If you are instead seeing to apply to the terminal master’s program in I-O psychology at Baruch College, please click here.

Admissions Requirements and Process for the Ph.D. program

All applications to the I/O psychology Ph.D. program are made through the Graduate Center. Click here to apply to the doctoral program.

The admission requirements are as follows:

  • Students may apply with a baccalaureate degree, or may apply after having taken graduate courses elsewhere.

  • Applicants must have completed at least 15 credits in psychology including at least one course each in:

    • research methods or experimental psychology

    • I/O psychology or an equivalent (e.g., human resources, organizational behavior, or applied psychology)

    • statistics

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. The college code of the Graduate Center for reporting GRE scores is 2113. Do not submit GRE scores or other application material to the Psychology Department or to Baruch College.

  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

  • A three page maximum statement of the candidate.

The program does not make exceptions to the admissions requirements. Applicants must submit all of the required materials by December 1st of each year. A telephone interview may be required prior to admission. This interview allows the admission committee to make a more comprehensive assessment of the applicant.

The program is in person and full-time. Part-time students are not accepted. The program is not offered on-line or as a distance learning program.

In fairness to all applicants, we do not accommodate visits to the department prior to admission decisions.

Financial Aid

All students in the program receive a tuition fellowship and a stipend. The amounts vary from year to year and depend on the particular financial aid package awarded. All financial aid is awarded at the time of admission. Additional information on financial aid can be found at:


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York offers student housing options. For more information about student housing and living in New York City, please see the links below:

Health Insurance

Students can become eligible for subsidized student health insurance through the Graduate Center. More information can be found at:

Graduate Center

All I/O psychology student apply and enroll through the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. More information about the Graduate Center can be found at:

If you have any additional questions, please contact the I/O Psychology Ph.D. Program Admissions Coordinator Dr. Yochi Cohen-Charash at