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How to apply to the Ph.D. program in management & organizations.



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Graduates from the Ph.D. program in M&O span the globe.

"The people associated with the Ph.D. program here at the University of Iowa are actively engaged in the lives and development of Ph.D. students. Faculty members, the Ph.D. students who have been in the program for a couple years, and other associated program personnel all consistently demonstrate an interest in the lives of new Ph.D. students and offer guidance and support where needed. Moreover, many peripheral activities take place beyond the classroom that greatly benefit Ph.D. students: research seminars attended with faculty, informal and formal luncheons and dinners with faculty, and a guest lecturer series that exposes students to other perspectives."
—Brian McCormick
recent Ph.D. graduate

Ph.D. Program in Management & Organizations

PhD graduates, May 2016Congratulations to our 2016 PhD graduates—Sheryl Walter, Lindsey Greco, and Elizabeth Follmer!

Iowa's Ph.D. program in management and organizations (M&O) emphasizes individuals and teams as integral components in successful 21st-century organizations. M&O faculty are leaders in the areas of micro-organizational behavior (OB) and human resource management (HRM), gaining worldwide recognition for impactful research and leading the top journals in our field. Among our faculty are some of the "most published authors" in the leading management and applied psychology journals, such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Management, as well as the past editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education and Academy of Management Journal.


The mission of Iowa's Ph.D. program in M&O is to train future scholars for placement in top research and teaching universities. We develop our students to conduct the highest quality applied research, teach to standards of excellence, and be active participants in their local and professional organizations. Graduates of our program are placed in tenure-track positions at accredited universities around the world, where they continue to engage in top-level scholarship, teaching, and service.

Recent News

Faculty Named Influential Scholars

M&O faculty ranked third (behind Harvard and Minnesota and tied with Rutgers) in a list of Influential Scholars in the Field of Management, ranked by the Academy of Management Perspectives. Six M&O faculty members were listed among the 384 most influential scholars, and three faculty members were listed in the top 83 who received their degrees since 1991.

Several Ph.D. students recently received awards, including a Fulbright Fellowship and a first place finish at the Jakobsen Graduate Student Research Conference. View a complete list of honors and awards.

Ken BrownProfessor Ken Brown was recently named a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, for outstanding contributions to and performance in the field of I/O psychology, through research, teaching, administration, and/or professional service.

In-Sue Oh In-Sue Oh (Iowa PhD, 2008) has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. This prestigious award recognizes an early- to mid-career scholar who has made influential research contributions to the I/O psychology field. Dr. In-Sue Oh is now an Associate Professor in the Fox School of Business, Temple University.