The Organizational Science doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on employee and organizational health, well-being, and effectiveness. Organizational Science is both a science and a practice, founded on the notion that enhanced understanding leads to applications and interventions that benefit the individual, work groups, the organization, the customer, the community, and the larger society in which the organization operates.

The program faculty (16 core members) come from (in alphabetical order): Human Resources Management, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Communication, Organizational Sociology and Social Psychology.

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Find out more about the Organizational Science Ph.D. program by viewing the course catalog on UNC Charlotte’s website.

The matrix below presents a good sampling of the topics that comprise an Organizational Science PhD. Our students learn about many of these topics, and often focus extensively on 1 to 5 of them in their research.


Congratulations to Dr. Tarya Bardwell for successfully defending her dissertation, titled “Identifying a Construct Definition for Financial Stress,” Big shout out to her chair, Dr. Lisa Walker, co-chair Eric Heggestad, and committee members, Linda Shanock, Camille Endacott, and Denis Arnold for their constructive guidance and for serving on thecommittee.

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Voss for successfully defending her dissertation! Big shout out to her chair, Dr. Eric Heggestad, and committee members Amy Canevello, Lisa Walker, and George Banks for their constructive guidance and for serving on the committee.

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Click to watch An introductory video explaining what Organizational Science is.

Students from various perspectives within the program share their experience.

Listen as members of our faculty discuss their perspective on the program.

We strive to maintain a professional, collegial, respectful, and inclusive community.

To learn more about the program, please read the article published in the UNC Charlotte magazine for alumni and friends.