Statement of Accreditation Status
Fielding Graduate University

2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

020961
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

1978
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1982
Undergraduate FTE: 
0
Graduate FTE: 
957
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Trimester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Steve Schapiro Dean for Academic Affairs sschapiro [at] fielding.edu
Board of Directors Chair Karen Bogart Board Chair karenbogart [at] gmail.com
Chief Academic Officer Gerald Porter Provost & Senior Vice President gporter [at] fielding.edu
Chief Executive Officer Katrina Rogers President krogers [at] fielding.edu
Chief Financial Officer Lisa Lewis VP/Chief Financial Officer llewis [at] fielding.edu
Director Institutional Research Monique Snowden Interim Provost & Senior Vice President msnowden [at] fielding.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Academic Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2016 Distance Education
Certificate in Digital Teaching and Learning Non-degree 2018 Distance Education
Clinical Neuropsychology Certificate Non-degree 1995 Distance Education
Clinical Psychology Certificate Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Collaborative Educational Leadership Masters 2004 Distance Education
Comprehensive Evidence Based Coaching Certificate Non-degree 2006 Distance Education
Doctor of Education Professional Doctorate 1996 Distance Education
Dual Language Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Educational Administration Certificate Non-degree 2005 Distance Education
Evidence Based Coaching for Organization Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Human Development Research Doctorate 1979 Distance Education
Infant and Early Childhood Development Research Doctorate 2015 Distance Education
Infant and Early Childhood Development Masters 2017 Distance Education
Infant and Early Childhood Development Teach Out Research Doctorate 2014 Distance Education
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters 2018 Distance Education
MA in Couples/Marriage and Family Therapy Masters 2018 Distance Education
MA in Digital Teaching & Learning Masters 2012 Distance Education
Media Psychology Masters 2008 Distance Education
Media Psychology Certificate Non-degree 2015 Distance Education
Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2014 On-Site
Organizational Consulting Certificate Non-degree 2013 Distance Education
Organizational Development & Change Research Doctorate 1979 Distance Education
Organizational Development & Leadership Masters 1996 Distance Education
Organizational Development & Leadership Certificate Non-degree 2014 Distance Education
Psychology Research Doctorate 1974 Distance Education
Reflective Practice/Supervision Non-degree 2017 Distance Education
Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Certificate Non-degree 1999 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2019 Progress Report
Spring 2020 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2022 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2025 Offsite Review
Spring 2026 Accreditation Visit

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