Psychology Program Overview

Reimagining Professional Practice

Program Description

Meridian University's Psychology Programs offer a profound and transformative journey, deeply rooted in an integral approach to education that underscores the significance of embodied knowledge. Within Meridian’s Master's and Doctoral degrees in Psychology, we cultivate your personal and professional growth through a dynamic, multifaceted, and holistic curriculum. The commitment is to empower you to delve into the intricacies of the human experience, while nourishing your relationship between vocation, academic discipline, and profession.

Psychology at Meridian seeks to reclaim the soul through the imagination and draws on numerous knowledge domains which go beyond the conventional discipline and profession of psychology. We celebrate the rich tapestry of psychology by integrating a wide range of perspectives, including Integral Psychology, Somatic and Yoga Psychology, Depth Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. Beyond these orientations, Meridian also offers concentrations for our Psychology Programs in Developmental Coaching, Collective Trauma and healing, Expressive and Movement Arts, Transformative Leadership, Transformative Learning, Organizational Development, and Health and Wellbeing Coaching.

Meridian’s pedagogical approach transcends in so many ways the confines of conventional academia, encompassing the virtues of collaboration, ethics, process skills, psychopathology, reflexivity, empathy, and an acute appreciation of diversity. We acknowledge that for many, psychology represents not just a simple subject of study, but a profound calling towards a noble profession. As such, Meridian University's Psychology Programs are more than mere degrees; they exemplify a quest for profound self-discovery and growth.

Meridian’s approach also goes beyond the constraints of conventional, informational learning alone. Instead, we foster transformative learning that beckons students to not only assimilate knowledge, but to internalize and manifest it at the deepest levels of their body and psyche. This transformative process, as our students will attest, not only imparts knowledge but endows them with the ability to evolve, adapt, and flourish amidst the ever-evolving complexities of the psychological realm. Through our integral approach, we furnish our students with both the tools and the profound wisdom to traverse the unknown with confidence and deep compassion for others.

Join us at Meridian University and be part of a community that values your growth, transformation, and the integral embodiment of knowledge. Come be a part of a community that appreciates your uniqueness and empowers you to make a lasting impact on the world through the art and science of psychology. Experience a psychology program like no other, where learning is not just about acquiring facts, but a meaningful journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and liberation.

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"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."
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"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."

Program Faculty

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

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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.

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Learning Formats

Meridian's graduate degree programs are offered in two formats, Hybrid and Online. Each quarter, students take one or multiple seven-week online courses. This schedule provides students with time between quarters to rest, engage, and prepare.

The University's multiple format options are designed to enable students to pursue their graduate education at a flexible pace, combining asynchronous coursework via the University's custom social learning platform, live course video calls with faculty, synchronous student community engagement, and optional onsite or online Transformative Learning Labs in-person.

Students can optionally select Transformative Learning Lab dates, locations, and formats based on their learning style, personal interests, and professional aspirations, if they choose to, based on availability of offerings.

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Online Format

In Meridian's online learning format, students can complete 100% of their coursework degree requirements online, via Meridian’s unique online learning platform and faculty-led learning model. Meridian’s online format is designed to be highly engaging and deeply human. Students build connections with faculty and fellow graduate students while taking advantage of the flexibility built-in to the University’s online courses model.

Online Transformative Learning Labs are also optionally available (often multiple times a year), sometimes as a 3+ hour live class, and sometimes over multiple days.

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Hybrid Format

Meridian’s hybrid learning format combines online courses with optional onsite Transformative Learning Labs which are one-week or less. By combining Meridian’s innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep onsite connections, the hybrid format enables students to contribute locally and perceive globally.

When offered, Onsite Labs take place at Meridian’s San Francisco Bay Area Center and other University Centers, based on student interest and availability.

Accreditation and Financial Aid

Meridian University is a degree-granting higher education institution accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As an accreditor, WASC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. WASC is also an accreditor of the University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, 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 Homeland Security to provide form I-20 to eligible international students, enabling travel to and stay in the United States.

Meridian offers institutional financial aid to qualified international students.

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