Fielding’s Common Doctoral Framework

The doctoral programs* at Fielding are designed with a Common Doctoral Framework. This framework includes foundational courses, electives, leadership competencies, optional concentrations, a research/praxis project, and a dissertation.

Fielding’s Common Doctoral Framework creates a pathway to degree completion in 3+ years. A combination of transfer credit and documented prior learning may enable qualified candidates to enter the program with advanced standing, thereby reducing the total cost of the program.

Optional, Shared Concentrations

Students can individualize their doctoral program and expand their professional expertise by selecting one of our shared doctoral concentrations. A student enrolled in our doctoral programs may select any of our doctoral concentrations into a personalized program of study (see below). Each concentration typically includes a minimum of three tailored courses and access to a community of scholar-practitioners who are passionate about this specialized field of study.

*The shared concentrations do not apply to Fielding’s Clinical Psychology Program.