How to Apply

Begin your journey with Fielding Graduate University.

UPCOMING Application Deadlines:

  • Doctoral Programs (excludes Clinical Psychology program) – FALL 2021
    July 15, 2021
  • Master’s Programs – FALL 2021
    July 29, 2021
  • Certificate Programs – FALL 2021
    July 29, 2021
  • Neuropsychology Specialization Training Program – FALL 2021
    July 29, 2021
  • PhD Clinical Psychology – FALL 2022
    February 2022
  • Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology – FALL 2022
    February 2022

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

In addition TO THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS, A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL Doctoral APPLICATIONS.
EDD in LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE
Résumé Reflective Essay Statement of Purpose
PHD in INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
CV Critical Thinking Writing Sample Statement of Purpose
2 Recommendations
PHD in CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
CV Critical Thinking Writing Sample Statement of Purpose
3 Recommendations
PHD in HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Résumé Writing Sample Statement of Purpose
Reflective Essay
PHD in ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE
Résumé Writing Sample Statement of Purpose
Reflective Essay
PHD in MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
CV Critical Thinking Writing Sample Statement of Purpose
2 Recommendations

Application fee waiver available after attending an information session.

Master’s Degree Application Requirements

In addition TO THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS, A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE and Resume are REQUIRED FOR ALL MASTERS APPLICATIONS unless it is noted otherwise.
MA in MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY
Résumé Statement of Purpose
MA in Organization Development and Leadership
Résumé Statement of Purpose

Application fee waiver available after attending an information session.

Certificate Application Requirements

 

CERTIFICATE OF RESPECIALIZATION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (POSTDOCTORAL)
CV Statement of Purpose,
3 Recommendations
Neuropsychology Specialization Training Program
(POSTDOCTORAL)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
CV Statement of Purpose, Copy of Professional License
CERTIFICATE IN EVIDENCE BASED COACHING (EBC & EBCOL)*
Résumé  Official Transcript
POSTBACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
CV Statement of Purpose,
3 Recommendations
CERTIFICATE IN organizational development and leadership
Résumé Statement of Purpose
CERTIFICATE IN media psychology
 Official Transcript

 

*EBCOL applicants must provide documentation of at least 24 hours of prior coach-specific training, or be a graduate of/currently enrolled in the following programs: MA in Organizational Leadership and Development; PhD in Human Development; PhD in Organizational Development and Change.

Application fee waiver available after attending an information session.