PhD in Psychology

A conventional doctoral program delivered in an unconventional way

Program Overview

Fielding’s doctoral program in Psychology has a unique learning model that employs the best distance learning opportunities methods. The program allows students to become experts in psychology. Students will gain expertise by conducting psychology research at the doctoral level, learning the breadth of psychological knowledge, and concentrating on a specific area within psychology (e.g., teaching psychology). Graduates will be well-suited for faculty positions in college and university psychology departments and in other settings involving teaching and researching psychology. Graduates who are already clinicians can also apply their doctoral-level thinking and knowledge to improve their clinical practices.  In addition, graduates can apply their expertise in psychology to a variety of other settings such as health care, nonprofits, and organizations.

Earning your doctorate in Psychology includes attending live video seminars and conducting research with faculty. Faculty and other students meet annually at professional conferences to present and discuss research. In addition, students have the option to attend School of Psychology in-person academic sessions. The unique distance learning model provides flexible opportunities for individuals with career, family, and community responsibilities to achieve their advanced educational goals. Faculty are active scholars and practitioners with a wide variety of expertise, making it possible to offer training in a variety of specialized concentrations in some of the most exciting growth areas of psychology.

Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in health care, and nonprofits.

Distinction from Related Programs

Most psychology doctoral programs require a certain specialization, like clinical or media psychology. This general psychology PhD program does not require a certain specialty, thereby giving students the breadth of psychology knowledge while allowing specialty in an area of interest to the student. This is unique among psychology doctoral programs. In addition, this program can be completed in three years, which is also unique.

The Fielding Experience

  • Become a member of a dynamic and diverse community of colleagues
  • Interact with and learn from our expert faculty located all across the country
  • Engage with alumni, faculty, and other students at sessions

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Online Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Critical Thinking Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript
  • No GRE Required

Application Deadline for SPRING 2022 –
October 28, 2021

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