The philosophy that guides the I-O program at BGSU can be summed up in these points:
  1. The doctoral program in I-O psychology at Bowling Green State University prepares students for careers as active contributors to the psychology of work.
  2. We value a broad background in psychological theories and principles, and the development of sound research and problem-solving skills.
  3. We feel that a mixture of classroom experience, individual study, research, and supervised field experience provides a strong foundation for our graduates as they begin or continue careers in teaching, research, and consultation in either the private or public sector.
  4. All in all, we feel that our graduate program offers exceptional training and support for students interested in a career in I-O psychology.


Links to Policies and Groups (e.g., departmental graduate program policies; useful web addresses)

Psychology building

The I-O program shares the psychology building with doctoral programs in behavioral neuroscience, clinical, cognitive, and developmental psychology. All students have office space within the department and free on-campus parking.  Additionally, there is a modern graduate student computer lab, and many faculty members have lab space for graduate students to work and conduct research.

Opportunities for application

Students are encouraged to be involved in applied experiences while completing their degrees. The I-O department at BGSU has many unique opportunities available through the Institute for Psychological Research and Application.  For more information, see Applied Opportunities.


Students have access to a very comprehensive library system. Physical materials are available at the central Jerome Library. Electronic resources (e.g., journals and online books) are available from any campus computer. It is worth noting that BGSU is linked to university libraries across Ohio with the OhioLINK system and students typically have little difficulty finding and obtaining the resources they need.

Participant pool

To facilitate data collection by students and faculty, the psychology department hosts a very active undergraduate participant pool. This system is electronically monitored, making it easy for both researchers and participants to connect.

Updated: 07/29/2021 02:03PM