About Meridian

Vision and Mission

Meridian University is dedicated to enabling human development through wise transformative impact across multiple domains of the public and private sectors with global reach and local value. Meridian’s graduate degree programs in Business, Psychology, and Education enable students to combine passion with profession in service to larger social, cultural, ecological, and developmental goals.

Each of Meridian’s degrees provides students with an integrated set of skills and capacities that are grounded in the principles and practices of Transformative Learning along with next-practices specific to the degree and concentration chosen by each student. Meridian’s unique learning model enables students to combine onsite residencies, asynchronous online learning, and engaging video calls to develop an educational path that fits both their life and vision via Meridian’s own integrated technology platform.

Meridian is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid program. WASC is the Department of Education-recognized regional accreditor for such schools as the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and Stanford University. Meridian’s licensable degrees have been recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and Board of Psychology for over 25 years.

Vision and Mission: An Education that Transforms

Earth, isn’t this what you want? To arise in us, invisible?
Is it not your dream, to enter us so wholly
there’s nothing left outside us to see?
What, if not transformation, is your deepest purpose?

Rainer Maria Rilke

The evolution of human beings expresses the earth’s deepest potentials. The term Meridian evokes and symbolizes the earth as inhabited and imagined by humans. The culture that humans have imagined into being is in urgent need of transformation. The professions of Psychology, Business, and Education can serve to make a critical contribution to contemporary possibilities for the transformation of culture. Meridian University’s curriculum takes an integrative approach to both personal and cultural transformation within organizations, communities, and societies.

Guided by an Integral Vision, Meridian University seeks to educate leaders with the capacities, skills, and knowledge essential for transforming the professions of Psychology, Business, and Education. The leadership capacities of courage, compassion, clarity, conscience, and embodied self-awareness, together constitute the wisdom and integrity required for transforming the professions and the wider culture. Transformative learning at Meridian catalyzes the emergence of these capacities which, along with developing creative inquiry skills and acquiring professional knowledge, actualizes Meridian’s commitment to sustaining an education that transforms.

Meridian’s commitment to public and professional engagement is developed through the Center for Transformative Learning.

When you see the earth from the moon, you don't see any divisions there of nations or states.
This might be the symbol, really, for the new mythology to come.
That is the country that we are going to be celebrating.
And those are the people that we are one with.

Joseph Campbell
The glory of the human has become the desolation of the Earth. The desolation of earth is now our greatest shame and biggest threat. Therefore, all programs, policies, activities and institutions must henceforth be judged primarily by the extent to which they inhibit, ignore or foster a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship.

—Thomas Berry