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Vision, Mission,

and Values

The Fielding educational experience is informed by values that guide us in creating a rigorous and supportive academic learning environment.


Educating leaders, scholars, and practitioners for a more just and sustainable world.


We provide exemplary interdisciplinary programs for a community of scholar-practitioners within a distributed learning model grounded in student-driven inquiry and leading to enhanced knowledge.


Academic Excellence: We commit to the highest quality scholarship, research, and practice.

Community: We support a collaborative learning environment built on inclusion and mutual respect.

Diversity: We commit to having a faculty, staff and student body that is diverse and inclusive. We embrace and celebrate the wisdom, knowledge and experiences of our diverse community.

Learner-centered Education: We create an interactive experience that responds to the interrelated personal and professional lives of our students.

Social Justice: We commit to advancing equality and justice in our University, and ­­­­in the local, national, and global communities impacted by our work.

Transformational Learning: We inspire a re-examination of one’s world view and underlying assumptions to enable a deeper understanding of self and society.


Innovative & Diverse

Fielding is consistently ranked a Best Value School by University Research & Review, and earns awards for its innovative degrees and diverse student population.


Socially Responsible

Fielding is a Carnegie Foundation designee for community engagement — the only graduate school in the country to be so honored.

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