Fielding Graduate University

School of Leadership Studies

PhD in Human Development


2020 De la Vina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Human Development

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The PhD inHuman Development (HD) focuses on individual adult growth in personal, organizational, and cultural settings. It blends adult development research and theory to address the social demands of our modern world. Many HD students serve in professions such as organizational consulting, human resources, executive coaching, and teaching.

As a nontraditional doctoral program, students can remain in their community, continue working while learning, and co-design their curriculum to optimize their goals.


Fielding Graduate University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501

Eligibility Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree from a US college or university accredited by an accrediting agency or one recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education, or an equivalent international degree.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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