Grad School: Sortable I/O Psychology Ph.D. Program Rankings
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Having written my grad school series, one of the most common questions I get is, “Which graduate programs should I apply to?” As I’ve explained on this blog, that’s a complicated question. You should evaluate which schools offer what you want as a student.
Unfortunately, SIOP does not make it easy to directly compare such information across programs. That’s understandable to a degree – much of this information, like research interests, changes frequently. However, every few years, a new set of rankings appears in SIOP’s newsletter, TIP, for some reason still chained to a text-based format, and sometimes to PDF. Why not something a little more modern?
So to fix that, I’ve combined the most recent of several rankings currently available into a searchable, sortable format: US News and World Report’s ranking of I/O psychology programs (woefully incomplete), the most recent evaluations of I/O faculty research productivity as reported by Beiler, Zimmerman, Doerr and Clark (2014), the number of I/O faculty in each program from that same source, and the most recent student satisfaction ratings of I/O PhD programs as reported by Kraiger and Abalos (2004). Those student satisfaction ratings are a bit old (collected in 2002), but they’re the most recent currently available.
These rankings shouldn’t be the only thing you look at when considering a graduate program, but it is something worth paying attention to.
Table column meanings are as follow (1 = highest rank out of up to 40 for all columns except Num Fac, NR = not ranked)):
- Num Fac = The number of I/O faculty at the program (not a ranking).
- US News = The US News and World Report rank.
- Pubs = Rank by number of publications by I/O faculty in any peer-reviewed outlet between 2003 and 2012 from Beiler et al.
- IO Pubs = Rank by number of publications by I/O faculty in the “top 10 I/O journals” between 2003 and 2012 from Beiler et al.
- SIOP = Rank by number of SIOP presentations by I/O faculty between 2003 and 2012 from Beiler et al.
- Prod = Rank by overall productivity index of I/O faculty between 2003 and 2012 from Beiler et al.
- Per Cap = Rank by overall productivity index per capita (i.e., split per I/O faculty) between 2003 and 2012 from Beiler et al.
- Students = Rank by overall weighted index of student satisfaction across 20 dimensions in 2002 from Kraiger and Abalos.
Note that you can click on the headings to re-sort the rankings (1st – 40th) at will.
|Program||Num Fac||US News||Pubs||IO Pubs||SIOP||Prod||Per Cap||Students|
|Michigan State University||8||1||1||3||1||1||9||NR|
|University of Minnesota||5||1||2||4||4||3||3||NR|
|University of South Florida||8||4||3||1||5||2||16||NR|
|University of Central Florida||6||NR||4||29||2||16||25||NR|
|George Mason University||7||NR||7||8||3||5||21||10|
|University of Georgia||8||NR||8||2||7||4||29||20|
|Teacher’s College, Columbia University||9||NR||9||33||38||8||38||7|
|University of Akron||8||NR||10||7||12||6||32||NR|
|University of North Carolina – Charlotte||6||NR||11||10||29||18||27||NR|
|University of Calgary||4||NR||12||34||37||31||7||NR|
|Portland State University||5||NR||13||19||13||19||14||NR|
|Bowling Green State University||5||3||14||11||11||10||8||17|
|University of Maryland||3||NR||15||13||9||12||2||9|
|University of Waterloo||5||NR||16||26||36||30||23||NR|
|Old Dominion University||5||NR||17||38||28||27||20||NR|
|The Pennsylvania State University||6||NR||19||18||10||14||24||NR|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||5||NR||20||14||27||13||10||5|
|Texas A&M University||6||NR||21||6||6||9||18||NR|
|University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign||4||NR||22||12||14||11||6||NR|
|Central Michigan University||5||NR||23||22||18||20||15||NR|
|Florida Institute of Technology||6||NR||24||36||19||35||34||3|
|Wright State University||5||NR||25||20||16||26||19||NR|
|Baruch College, CUNY||7||NR||26||16||24||22||36||13|
|North Carolina State University||7||NR||27||17||21||24||37||NR|
|University of Western Ontario||5||NR||28||21||26||23||17||NR|
|University of Missouri – St. Louis||6||NR||29||28||34||29||31||NR|
|Colorado State University||4||NR||30||37||22||36||11||4|
|Florida International University||5||NR||31||27||25||28||22||NR|
|University of Houston||5||NR||32||15||8||15||12||12|
|Wayne State University||8||NR||34||23||15||25||39||NR|
|De Paul University||5||NR||35||25||31||34||26||NR|
|University of Albany, SUNY||3||NR||36||30||30||37||4||NR|
|University of Guelph||7||NR||37||35||39||39||40||2|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||5||NR||40||31||32||40||30||6|
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