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Office of Admissions

The Admissions Department is ready to help you begin this exciting new phase in your life.

UPCOMING Application Deadlines:

Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2021
Start: January 2022

Doctoral Programs (excludes Clinical Psychology program)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 28, 2021
Start: SPRING 2022

Master’s Programs (excludes Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2021
Start: Spring 2022

Certificate Programs (excludes Neuropsychology and Respecialization programs)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 18, 2021
Start: SPRING 2022

PhD Clinical Psychology
Early Decision Deadline (for those who qualify)*: November 2, 2022
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 2, 2022
Start: FALL 2022

*Early decision requirements for PhD in Clinical Psychology2021-09-27T19:52:14+00:00

Fielding Graduate University is offering an early decision deadline for our PhD in Clinical Psychology program for the Fall 2022 enrollment term. Please review the eligibility requirements below to determine if you meet the criteria for early decision consideration, and for details regarding the application deadline and notification date.

Apply by November 2, 2021, to be considered. Applicants who are eligible for early decision will receive their admissions decision by February 2, 2022.

You may be eligible for an early admissions decision if you have both:

  1. A conferred undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher (OR, if your undergraduate GPA is less than 3.5, completion of a psychology post-baccalaureate program with a 3.5 or higher GPA). Master’s degree GPA cannot be used to meet this requirement.
  2. A minimum of 4 transcripted psychology courses (PSY designation), including a minimum of 2 courses in statistics and/or research methods, at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and/or graduate level.

The early decision deadline does not replace our standard application deadline in February 2022. If you do not meet the requirements for Early Decision, your application will still be reviewed in the standard application cycle with a decision date of April 15, 2022.

Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 2022
Start: FALL 2022

Neuropsychology Specialization Training Program
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Start: FALL 2022

Application Requirements

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 Requirements2021-09-09T20:49:53+00:00

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

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:

MA in Organizational Development and Leadership
Evidence Based Coaching 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 Requirements2021-08-28T13:52:57+00:00

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 IN 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 Requirements2021-08-24T23:17:21+00:00

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 Requirements2021-08-28T13:54:18+00:00

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

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