" Meridian offers a graduate education that is integrative, innovative and pioneering as an educational model that involves transformative learning and practical application to many diverse professions. "
– Angeles Arrien, Author of The Four-Fold Way
Meridian University is committed to creating a pluralist learning community. We seek a diverse group of students and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Our intention is to develop and nurture a learning community in which students and faculty can learn together in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We welcome differences in age, economic status, race, ethnic background, religion, origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical challenge, political views, personal characteristics, and beliefs.
Applying to Meridian
Applications may be submitted to Meridian at any time.
Application Requirements for the Bachelor's Completion Program:
- The equivalent of at least 100 quarter units must have already been completed at another institution.
- Students are expected to be proficient in the English language, as all instruction at Meridian University is offered in English (see section on International Students).
- A Bachelor's degree is required for admission to Meridian’s Graduate Programs.
- All students are expected to be proficient in the English language as all instruction at Meridian University is offered in English (see section on International Students).
- Applicants applying for the psychology Doctoral degree who already possess a Master's in Psychology (or related field) may apply for Advanced Standing status to the psychology Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree programs.
- Applicants applying for the Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership must have completed a Master's degree in education (or related field).
Prospective students are notified when Meridian has received their completed application packet. Following a review of application materials, selected applicants are invited to an admissions interview. The Director of Admissions communicates the Admissions Committee’s decision to the applicant.
Requirements for admission include:
- Completed application and $50 application fee
- Official academic transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (5-7 pages)
- Admissions Interview (Business applicants complete a pre-interview as well.)
Meridian’s curriculum (Monthly Learning Format) is designed for students to take courses in sequence, within a cohort-based model. Transfer units may be granted up to a maximum of 45 units towards psychology Doctoral programs and 9 units towards Master's programs for coursework from other schools, on a case-by-case basis.
International students are welcome to apply for admission into Meridian’s Bachelor's Completion and Graduate Degree Programs. Transcripts from schools located outside of the United States must be evaluated and/or translated by a professional agency. All courses at Meridian are conducted in English. Students whose native language is not English are required to submit the results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For admission, students are required to receive a score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based. At this time, Meridian does not offer visa services.
- Monthly Learning Format: $15,300 annually
- Blended Learning Format: $15,300 annually
Tuition may be paid on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis. Annual tuition is due at registration; quarterly tuition is due on the first day of each quarter (at registration, December 1, March 1, and June 1); monthly tuition is due on the first day of each month (at registration, October 1, November 1, etc.). All tuition payments are directed to the Financial Services Coordinator at Meridian’s administrative offices.
A tuition deposit of $200 is due when the student submits their Intent to Enroll form. This deposit is applied towards the first tuition payment; $50 of this deposit is non-refundable.