Fielding is a global institution. Outside of the Unites States we enroll approximately 100 students who reside in over 25 countries. We emphasize the importance of global learning and wide-ranging experiences in our campus culture and our vision, values, mission and goals. We’re open to broad ideas, diverse cultures and international perspectives. Explore the diversity of Fielding’s student body by visiting Fielding at a Glance.
Fielding Graduate University is committed to fostering an international campus, and we welcome you to apply!
You will need to have your degree transcript evaluated if it is from an institution located outside of the United States in order to establish equivalency with a regionally accredited US degree, unless your degree program has an established articulation agreement with Fielding .
You will need to request an evaluation that lists each course with grades and a cumulative GPA, generally called a “course by course” evaluation. You need to provide an original transcript to the evaluation service according to their process, and request that they send the evaluation directly to Fielding. Please do not send your original transcript to Fielding.
We accept evaluations from the following agencies, but you may use any current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES):
The evaluation can take three weeks or more, and application processes and costs vary between transcript evaluation service agencies. Some agencies have an option to expedite evaluations for an additional fee.
Fielding’s online or mostly online programs are designed for working professionals who live and maintain their employment in their home country while completing their program. These online programs are not eligible for F-1 student visas for U.S. residency or school-related employment. Online-only programs and half-time programs are not eligible for F-1 student visas; only full-time programs that require in-person residency are eligible and only for the period of time that the in-person residency is required.
The Clinical Psychology PhD program is the only Fielding program that requires international students to come to the US to live, at minimum for the duration of their US-based clinical practicum and internships. Fielding is approved to support F-1 student visas for this program. Most non-Canadian international students live in the US on F-1 student visas for the entire duration of their Fielding studies. As these clinical training placements are required of students for the degree, if the training position acquired by the student is a paid one, the student on an F-1 visa can be set-up to work in the US at those placements. The Registrar’s Office will work with eligible students who are interested in pursuing a student visa.