Fielding Graduate University

School of Psychology

PhD in Media Psychology


2020 De la Vina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Media Psychology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The PhD in Media Psychology applies theories of psychology to the study of how media and technology impact human behavior. These include the psychology of social intervention and advocacy, audience engagement, innovations in narrative, branding, and transmedia storytelling. Faculty provide a multidisciplinary approach to the study of a wide variety of media.

A blended learning environment allows students to balance their studies with the demands of work, family, and community commitments. As the first PhD program in Media Psychology in the country, it uniquely positions graduates to seize emerging opportunities.


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 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 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 Accreditation (CHEA), or an equivalent international degree.

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Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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