Academics

Degree Programs Overview

Meridian University offers graduate degree programs that educate students to engage the professions of Psychology, Business, and Education in creative and transformative ways.

These degree programs provide a cumulative, emergent, and integrated curriculum, empowering the student's transformation both personally and professionally.

Degree Programs

Business

  • MBA in Creative Enterprise

Business Concentrations

  • Generative Entrepreneurship
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Developmental Coaching
  • Complexity Management
  • Organizational Development

Education

  • MEd in Educational Leadership
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership

Education Concentrations

  • Social Artistry
  • Expressive and Movement Arts
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Developmental Coaching
  • Health Coaching
  • Transformative Learning
  • Organizational Development

Psychology

  • MA in Psychology
  • MA in Counseling Psychology
  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology

Psychology Concentrations

  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Depth Psychology
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Social Artistry
  • Expressive and Movement Arts
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Developmental Coaching
  • Health Coaching
  • Transformative Learning
  • Yoga and Psychology
  • Integral Psychology
  • Organizational Development

Learning Formats

Hybrid Format

Meridian’s hybrid learning format combines online courses with onsite weeklong residential intensives. The hybrid learning format is designed to enable students to pursue their graduate education at a flexible pace, combining asynchronous coursework via the University’s custom social learning platform, Pivot, live course video calls with faculty, synchronous student community engagement, and one-week residential intensives. By combining innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep residential connections, the hybrid format enables students to contribute locally and perceive globally.

Each quarter, students take one or multiple seven-week online courses. This schedule provides students with time between quarters to rest, engage, and prepare. Additionally, students attend at least two weeklong onsite residential intensives per academic year. Intensives run Monday through Friday throughout the year, with residential intensives taking place at Meridian’s Bay Area Center and other globally distributed locations.

Online Format

In Meridian's online learning format, students can complete 100% of their coursework degree requirements online. Virtual intensives are also available for students who choose not to travel to residential intensives. Students can select intensive dates, locations, and formats based on their personal circumstances and professional aspirations.

Academic Structure

Meridian’s academic structure gives students the flexibility to navigate the University’s curricular architecture in ways that match their passions, professional goals, and other life commitments.

The structure is designed to serve a diverse student body, who live around the globe, have varied cultural and clinical visions for their careers, and are at different stages in their professional journey.

Students enroll in a degree program, can elect a concentration, and register for one or multiple courses each quarter. In addition to core courses for the specific degree program and anchor courses that represent the Transformative Learning intent of Meridian’s curriculum, students select elective courses that align with their Meridian concentration, background, and career path.

Accreditation and Financial Aid

Meridian University is a degree-granting higher education institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WASC) and approved by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. WASC is also the regional accreditor for the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.

Meridian is approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid programs as well as by the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

The University is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to provide form I-20 to eligible international students.

Learn More

Interested in learning more about how pursuing your graduate education at Meridian may align with your passions and professional goals? Prospective student can connect with a dedicated Admissions Advisor by requesting information or proceed directly to schedule a call with an advisor.

All prospective students are encouraged to attend one of Meridian’s unique Online Information Sessions to connect with program faculty, engage directly with the curriculum, ask questions, and explore program, degree, concentration, and format alignment with their own career path, background, and vision.