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. Anita Blanchard and Dr. Amy Canavello on their promotions to full Professor!! And congratulations to Dr. Jill Yavorsky on her promotion to Associate Professor!!

Congratulations to Org Sci’s newest graduate, Dr. Krista Engemann!

Welcome new Org Sci and Psychology faculty member   Meg Davenport! and new Org Sci affiliate faculty member, Dr. Nate Hayes, Management.

Welcome incoming Org Sci Grad Students class of 2028:  Cydnei MeredithGabrielle OriglioJon GrayLoralee HofferMatt GersonSerena ZhouTerryn Witherspoon

Check out our new Org Sci newsletter for more good news!

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.