How to Apply

Begin your journey with Fielding Graduate University.

UPCOMING Application Deadlines:

  • Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership – NOVEMBER 2021 start
    September 23, 2021
  • Doctoral Programs (excludes Clinical Psychology program) – SPRING 2022
    October 28, 2021
  • Master’s Programs – SPRING 2022
    November 18, 2021
  • Certificate Programs (excludes Neuropsychology and Respecialization programs) – SPRING 2022
    November 18, 2021
  • PhD Clinical Psychology – FALL 2022
    February 2022
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology – FALL 2022
    February 2022
  • Neuropsychology Specialization Training Program – FALL 2022
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The Admissions Department is ready to help you begin this exciting new phase in your life. Once you know which program is right for you, start the admission process by reviewing these requirements:

Standard application requirements for all programs:

  • Online Application
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts

Education and Transcript Requirements

The following outlines the minimum education and transcript requirements for each of the programs offered at Fielding Graduate University. The minimum degree(s) must be listed as conferred on the transcript before the application will be reviewed for admission.

A bachelor’s degree transcript with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited school OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

PhD in Clinical Psychology

A bachelor’s and doctoral degree (PhD in a Non-Clinical area of Psychology) transcript with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited school OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology

A bachelor’s and doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD or EdD in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology) transcript with a GPA of at least 3.0 from an APA or CAP accredited program, OR from a program within a college or university that is regionally accredited, OR a Postdoctoral Respecialization Certificate in Clinical Psychology from a program within a regionally accredited college or university, OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

Neuropsychology Specialization Training Program

A bachelors OR master’s degree transcript with a GPA of at least 3.0 from a regionally accredited school, OR from a school recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

EdD in Leadership for Change
PhD in Human Development
PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development
PhD in Media Psychology
PhD in Organizational Development and Change
Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Psychology

A bachelors OR master’s degree transcript with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited school, OR from a school recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

MA in Media Psychology
MA in Organizational Development and Leadership

A bachelors OR master’s degree transcript with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited school, OR from a school recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, OR a degree verification, OR an equivalent international degree is required for the following programs:

Comprehensive Evidence Based Coaching Certificate
Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership Certificate
Media Psychology Certificate

Applications with transcripts that do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed for additional transcripted degrees or certifications, relevant training or work experience, or other criteria that would indicate readiness and ability to succeed in the program.

Doctoral Degree Application Requirements

EDD IN LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Reflective Essay
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PHD IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Reflective Essay
  • Writing Sample
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PHD IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Reflective Essay
  • Writing Sample
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PHD IN INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Thinking Sample
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PHD IN MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Thinking Sample
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
PHD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • Bachelor’s Degree- Regional Accreditation Only
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Thinking Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts of all attendance bachelors and higher with a minimum Bachelors GPA of 3.0
PHD psychology
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Thinking Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Master’s Degree Application Requirements

MA IN ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript or Degree Verification- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 2.5
MA IN MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Certificate Application Requirements

CERTIFICATE IN MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Official Transcript or Degree Verification with a minimum GPA of 2.5
CERTIFICATE IN EVIDENCE BASED COACHING
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript or Degree Verification with a minimum GPA of 2.5
POSTBACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher- CHEA & ED Recognized Accreditation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript- Minimum of 1 showing degree conferred with a minimum GPA of 3.0
NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SPECIALIZATION TRAINING PROGRAM
(POSTDOCTORAL)
  • PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical, counseling or school psychology from an APA or CPA accredited program OR
  • PhD, PsyD, EdD in clinical, counseling or school psychology from a program within a college or university that is regionally accredited or a postdoctoral Respecialization certificate in clinical psychology from a program within a regionally accredited college or university OR
  • PhD, PsyD, EdD in Psychology from an APA- or CPA- accredited program or college/university that is regionally accredited with a current Psychologist License at the doctoral level
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Current Psychologist License or Certificate at the doctoral level
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate and Doctoral at minimum with a minimum GPA of 3.0
CERTIFICATE OF RESPECIALIZATION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (POSTDOCTORAL)
  • PhD in Non-Clinical area of Psychology - Regional Accreditation Only
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate and Doctoral at minimum with a minimum Bachelors GPA of 3.0
Application fee waiver available after attending an information session.