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Fielding Graduate University

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ADDRESS: 2020 De la Vina Street City Santa Barbara
State CAZip 93105


Fielding Graduate University

Awardee: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Santa Barbara, California

4-year, WASC Regionally accredited

Degrees: Master's, Doctoral, Postgraduate Certificate

Fielding Graduate University serves mid-career professionals interested in pursuing an advanced degree. The institution provides one of the nation’s top graduate degree programs for minorities. Fielding’s net price is reasonable and they offer grant, scholarship, fellowship and assistantship opportunities.

Over eighty percent students are fulltime and almost ninety percent take some or all courses online. Courses are taught by PhDs in a rigorous learning model which is flexible, adult-centered, self-directed, task-oriented, and competence-based. Still, some students complain the coursework is too hard (we hear that frequently for many schools and ignore it).

This school uses a cohort model, and provides one-on-one interaction with an advisor in the student’s field of interest. Based on student comments, they like this and also like the discussion forums, which help to create a sense of community among distance learners.


What our Students are Saying...

"Worked full time while getting my PhD in four years. Couldn't do a traditional program because my work schedule wouldn't permit unlimited hours. It required a LOT of work and organization but is definitely do-able."

"This is an excellent, tough school. Professors are amazing and well respected in their field. Students are dedicated to multiculturalism and social justice issues. "

"Excellent value for your time and money!"