Fielding Graduate University

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About Fielding
Fielding Graduate University is an accredited nonprofit leader in blended graduate education, combining face‐to‐face and online learning. Our curriculum offers quality degrees and courses for professionals living and working anywhere in the world. Fielding’s faculty members represent a breadth of scholarship and practice within the fields of clinical psychology and media psychology, human and organizational development, and educational leadership and change. Maintaining Fielding’s reputation for quality programs faculty are mentors and guides to self‐directed students who use their skills to become powerful, and socially‐responsible leaders in their communities, workplaces, and society.
Fielding is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, where it was founded in 1974. Core values of transformational learning and social justice are reflected in the research and professional practice of our students, faculty, and alumni. Our global, distributed community of professionals is dedicated to:
  • lifelong learning
  • social justice and innovation
  • advancement for individuals, organizations, communities, and society
The Fielding learning model differentiates us from most other universities enabling us to serve a diverse student population in specialized fields. Some of our master’s and advanced professional development programs are offered entirely online. Our doctoral programs use a distributed, or blended, format that is tailored to support students through:
  • face-to-face regional, research, and national sessions
  • independent study
  • online seminars
  • meetings with fellow students, faculty, and alumni
Fielding faculty members are practitioners as well as distinguished scholars in the varied academic fields represented within the three schools. They demonstrate passionate support of their students and a commitment to learning outcomes of the highest standards. Much of the faculty-student relationship is one-to-one, harkening back to the classical tutorial model. Faculty members become academic partners with students. They honor students’ prior experience and their intellectual, personal, and professional goals. The result is a collaborative learning experience that elicits creative solutions and enlightened practice.

Visit the programs page for links to comprehensive information about the degrees and certificates offered, curriculum, faculty, and requirements of the programs in each of our three schools.

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Fielding Quick Facts

Aggregated data based on Fall 2014 census data as reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Student Body Demographics
Enrollment 1,200
Women 74% - Men 26%
Age Range 23-79

Race and Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%
Asian 4%
Black or African American 14%
Hispanic or Latino 10%
White 55%
Two or More Races 3%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown1 7%
International Students1 4%

Total Faculty 162
Total Staff 81
Student to Faculty Ratio 7:1

1 Grouped together in IPEDS as Race/Ethnicity Unknown.

What are people saying?

"I just loved the atmosphere of warmth and respect that so characterized my experience at Fielding. The staff, faculty and my mentors were easily approachable, and always helpful and I would go away from my meetings with them feeling both encouraged and challenged. "

-Myrna L. Frank, PhD, Alumna
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