Fielding Graduate University

School of Leadership Studies

PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development


2020 De la Vina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development is a multidisciplinary program that addresses a child’s development, individual differences, and relationships. It is the only PhD that focuses on both mental health and developmental disorders such as autism spectrum, sensory integration, ADHD, and mood disorders.  Students learn to embrace challenges and create solutions that improve the lives of infants and young children and their families.


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

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): $23,295 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $23,295 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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