Fielding Graduate University offers doctoral degrees (PhD, EdD), master’s degrees, and certificates.

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Doctoral: Fall 2022

July 7

Fall 2022

July 28

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Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202.336.5979). The clinical psychology program received initial accreditation by the APA in 1991. In addition, Fielding’s Evidence Based Coaching program is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP).

Fielding’s accredited degree and certificate programs are approved for Federal Student Aid through the US Department of Education.  In addition, Fielding is an approved educational institution for student aid from some Canadian provinces.  Students with veteran’s benefits or vocational rehabilitation funding can use that funding at Fielding.  Fielding also has some scholarship opportunities that students may use to supplement their other funding resources.  Fielding’s Office of Financial Aid is available to help guide you through the process.

Degree or program completion times depend on the program and whether or not a student is transferring credit. Fielding has a team of admissions specialists to help evaluate your specific application. Please visit our Office of Admissions to speak with someone or use our Live Chat feature available in the bottom right corner on any page of this site.

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Fielding Graduate University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with the Community Engagement Classification. In addition, Fielding’s School of Psychology offers the only American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical psychology doctoral program using a distributed delivery model.


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