The Tamalpa Institute and Meridian University collaboration enables students to complete a graduate degree in Psychology at Meridian while concurrently completing a certificate program at Tamalpa Institute.
The degree programs which offer this concentration are:
• M.A. in Psychology
• Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
• Ph.D. in Psychology
Both the Psy.D and the Ph.D. meet the educational requirements for psychologist licensure in California.
Coursework Time/Academic Credits
The M.A. involves two years of coursework; the Psy.D. and Ph.D. involve four years of coursework. Depending on the year of the program (first, second, third, or fourth year for the Doctorate; first or second year for the Master’s), students can substitute 90 or 100 of Tamalpa class hours for 9 or 10 quarter credits of Meridian coursework. In addition to taking the Tamalpa classes, earning the Meridian credits entails completing Meridian academic reading and writing assignments for each class.
Meridian offers its programs in two formats: Onsite and Online. These two learning formats support the transformative learning intent of the curriculum while providing students the flexibility to choose between either full-time or part-time enrollment as well as either online or onsite classes.
Application requires first being admitted to the Tamalpa training program. Apply for the training on the Tamalpa website at http://www.tamalpa.org/professional-training/tamalpa-admissions/. Upon acceptance into the Tamalpa training program, students are eligible to then apply for the degree programs at Meridian.