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FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

Santa Barbara, CaliforniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1974Established Year
  957Enrollment

Fielding Graduate University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Fielding graduate university is a private university in Santa Barbara, California. It was established in the year 1974. The university offers postgraduate and doctoral studies mainly in psychology, education and organizational studies. With an enrollment of 988 students for fall 2018, Fielding Graduate University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1.

Fielding graduate university is accredited to WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The clinical psychology doctoral program of the university is accredited by the American Psychological Association. American Psychological Association and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences approved the university to offer continuing education programs.

Fielding Graduate University Rankings

  • Fielding Graduate University's psychology program was ranked as one of the top 20 most innovative graduate psychology degree programs in the USA by best psychologydegree.com in 2014.
  • It was ranked as one of the top 100 graduate degree producers for minorities by the diverse issues in higher education, in 2015.
  • University's master's program in psychology was ranked as the best online master's in psychology degree by the best masters in psychology ranking in 2017.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
LocationSanta Barbara, California
Official Websitewww.fielding.edu
Establishment Year1974
No. of Campuses1
On-Campus ResidenceNot Available
Total Faculty137
Student-to-Faculty Ratio7:1
Types of ProgramsMasters, Doctoral, Certificate
Mode of ProgramOnline, On-Campus
Percentage of International Students8%

Fielding Graduate University Campus

Fielding Graduate University’s campus is located in Santa Barbara, California, United States. The on-campus residence is not provided by the university.

Fielding Graduate University Programs

Fielding Graduate University offers postgraduate, doctoral and certificate programs.

  • Doctoral programs offered by the Fielding Graduate University include Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. in Media Psychology, Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development, Ph.D. in Human Development, and a Ph.D. in Organisational Development and Change,
  • The university offers a master's program in Media Psychology and Organizational Development & Leadership.
  • Postdoctoral and post-baccalaureate certificate programs are also offered by the university.
  • Programs are offered through three schools: the School of Leadership Studies, School of Psychology and Institute for Social Innovation.

Fielding Graduate University Application Process

Application Portal: Students can apply online through Fielding Graduate University’s online application.

Application Fee: An application processing fee of 75 USD is charged.

Application Deadline: Students are required to submit an application for a master's program by April 1, and for the doctoral program by February 20.

Admission Requirements: Official transcripts, Course-by-course evaluation of transcript by IERF or WES, Resume, Essay, Writing Sample, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation letters, Copy of passport.

Fielding Graduate University Cost of Attendance

The tuition fee for some of the most popular programs offered by Fielding Graduate University are:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: 9700 USD per term.
  • Ph.D. in Media Psychology: 9700 USD per term.
  • Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development: 8870 USD per term.
  • Master's in Digital Teaching and Learning: 3500 USD per term.
  • Master's Media Psychology: 610 USD per credit.
  • Master's in Organization Development and Leadership: 710 USD per credit.
  • Online Professional Development course
    • 6 week: 1,560 USD
    • 8 week: 1,920 USD
    • 12 week: 2,880 USD
    • Ph.D.: 929 USD

Other expenses that students have to bear are:

  • Room/board and Personal Expenses: 1880 USD per month
  • Books and Supplies (Doctoral): 550 USD per term
  • Books and Supplies (Masters and Certificate): 25 USD per term

Fielding Graduate University Scholarships/Financial Aids

Following types of financial aid are available for international students:

  • Monthly Payment Plan: University divides the tuition into smaller monthly payments. This amount is automatically deducted from the student's bank account or credit card. Students can choose a payment plan as per their convenience.
  • Federal Student Aid: Students can also apply for federal loans to cover educational expenses.
  • Scholarships and Fellowships: These are offered by the university and other organizations to deserving students.
  • Other Options: Students can opt for funding possibilities such as Employer Education Benefits, Family Support or Crowdfunding, Military/Veteran’s Benefits, Private Student Loans, and State Financial Aid Programs.

Scholarships are given to those outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and leadership both inside and outside the classroom. Students must maintain the required cumulative GPA.

There are several scholarship programs that a student can avail of. Some of them are:

ScholarshipAmount
Provost Achievement ScholarshipBetween 1000 USD and 3000 USD
MPOWER Central America Scholarship Program.One award of 3000 USD scholarship, two awards of 1000 USD each
MPOWER Women in STEM ScholarshipOne 5000 USD, one 3000 USD and one 2000 USD scholarship to a woman

International students can look for scholarships available in the USA through various search engines such as Career One Stop Scholarship Finder, Common Grant Application, Grants, Gov, Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Scholarship Database, International Scholarships, and Military.com Scholarships.

Fielding Graduate University Alumni Network

Some of the famous alumni of Fielding Graduate University are :

  • Tara Brach, psychologist, and meditation expert
  • Marshall Colt, television actor, psychologist
  • Gina Loudon, republican activist
  • Judith Sewell Wright, American author, speaker

Fielding Graduate University comprises of 8% international students. All the applicants are reviewed holistically by the admission committee. The committee is vigilant enough to award admission only to those applicants who show a strong likelihood of success.

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Fielding Graduate University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population957
FAFSA CodeG20961
Application Cost$75
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$21,600 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$21,600

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$21,600 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
39001182271818
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2020 De la Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California 93105-3814
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