Psychology

Psychology Program OverviewReimagining Professional Practice

Program Description

Master's and Doctoral degrees in Psychology at Meridian provide a cumulative, emergent, and integrated curriculum, empowering the student’s transformation both personally and professionally.

The Psychology program integrates a number of diverse orenntations including Integral Psychology, Somatic and Yoga Psychology, Depth Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Learning outcomes include collaborativity, law and ethics, process skills, psychopathology, reflexivity, empathy, and culture.

Psychology at Meridian integrates three distinct dimensions of Psychology: academic discipline, vocation and profession. Psychology at Meridian seeks to reclaim the soul through the imagination, and draws on numerous knowledge domains which are not a recognized part of the conventional discipline and profession of psychology.

Irene Ives Alumnus

"Meridian provides an extraordinary curriculum that has benefited me both personally and professionally. I am excited for anyone choosing Meridian for their graduate education because I know they will receive a rigorous yet meaningful education and expansive understanding of psychology and its true purpose of caring for the soul."

—IRENE IVES, Alumnus

Program Courses

Explore the course names, numbers, and descriptions for Meridian's Psychology program curriculum. Have questions about curriculum? Consider attending an Online Information Session to connect with program faculty and discuss Meridian's integrated yet flexible academic structure.

Program Faculty

Visit the Psychology program's faculty page to review faculty names, biographies, and scholarship profiles via the University's Institutional repository.

Rich McCutchan Alumnust

"I found a program at Meridian that integrated, within its academic requirements, challenges that engendered a richer and more expansive level of beingness to my life and work. The psychology program at Meridian is truly a transformative program."

—Rich McCutchan, Alumnus

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.

Learning Format

Meridian’s 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 onsite one-week residencies. By combining innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep onsite residency connections, Meridian’s learning 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 residencies per academic year, until they complete their residency requirements. Residencies run Monday through Friday throughout the year, at Meridian’s Bay Area Center and other globally distributed locations. Students can select residency dates and locations based on their personal circumstances and professional aspirations.