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PhD HD

The Fielding Advantage Fielding is internationally known for high-quality graduate education delivered with flexibility and respect for the needs of our learners. Where we shine in this mission is our ability to build a strong scholarly community — intellectually engaged and designed to help you put your scholarship skills into practice. Katrina Rogers, PhD, President Fielding Graduate University

Learn about earning your degree while working in your field at: Fielding.edu/HumanDevelopment

FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY Office of AdmIssions PhD in Human Development P: 800-340-1099 H: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT, M-F F: 805-898-4047 E: HDadmission@Fielding.edu

THE WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES (WASC) ACCREDITED SINCE 1982

PHD IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Change the World. Start with Yours. 2020 DE LA VINA STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA • FIELDING.EDU • 800-340-1099 ADMISSIONS@FIELDING.EDU


Fielding’s PhD in Human Development (HD) program emphasizes adult development in personal, organizational, and cultural settings in preparation for careers in teaching, administration, consulting, and leadership. This degree empowers scholar-practitioners with foundational and current research across the lifespan from multidisciplinary perspectives. You will study humans as individuals and as members of systems. You will gain an understanding in ways to optimize interpersonal relationships and empower yourself and others to become change agents for social and ecological justice. As a doctoral student in a distance learning environment, you have the freedom to live and work in any community. You can customize your doctoral degree to optimize your goals and obtain skills to lead transformative change. Our graduates are leaders in their professional and personal lives as consultants, professors, community activists, authors, nonprofit executives, healthcare administrators, and coaches. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in human resources, health care, and nonprofits.

Fielding’s flexible program for adult learners fit my needs perfectly, especially since I’m highly selfmotivated, self-disciplined, and I like to construct my own learning experiences. Andrea Zintz, PhD Alumna

PROGRAM BENEFITS §§ Develop creative leadership skills

§§ Promote innovation and sustainable change §§ Prepare for a leadership career in teaching,

administration, and consulting

§§ Pursue your research interests through an

MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE

Fielding’s Common Doctoral Framework creates a pathway to degree MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE completion in under 4 years. Fielding’s Common Doctoral Framework creates a pathway to degree completion in under 4 years. YEAR 1 Foundations of Doctoral Study

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

Doctoral Competencies Seminar

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Additional general elective credits

Dissertation Development

Final Oral Review

Portfolio Review Qualitative Research Methods

Foundations of Inquiry

Quantitative Research Methods

Praxis with Leadership Focus

Advanced Human Development

HD Comprehensive Assessment

Human Development

4 general elective credits

HD Dissertation Seminar

Systems Approaches Leadership, Organizations, and Society

At least 8-12 additional general elective credits

Dissertation Pilot Study

Dissertation Completion

Dissertation in Progress

Social & Ecological Justice

DOCTORAL CONCENTRATIONS You can individualize your doctoral program and expand your professional expertise by selecting one of our shared doctoral concentrations. Learn more at Fielding.edu/DoctoralConcentrations

BENEFITS OF FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY §§ WSCUC accredited §§ Accomplished and collaborative

PROGRAM DELIVERY §§ Asynchronous online courses §§ 4 day in-person orientation

faculty §§ Integrate work and graduate study

§§ Optional regional and

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

$9,560/term Subject to annual revision. Visit catalog.Fielding.edu for details.

RR Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree RR Minimum GPA of 3.0 RR Online application form RR Résumé RR Statement of Purpose RR Reflective Essay RR Writing Sample RR Official Transcript

international sessions

TUITION & FEES

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individualized learning plan

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