Beginning Fall 2013, Tamalpa Institute and Meridian University will offer joint programs that will enable students to complete a graduate degree in Psychology at Meridian while concurrently completing a Certificate program at Tamalpa Institute. The degree programs offered are:
• MA in Psychology, with a concentration in Movement/Dance and Expressive Arts
• PhD in Psychology, with a concentration in Movement/Dance and Expressive Arts
• Psy.D. in Psychology, with a concentration in Movement/Dance and Expressive Arts
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. During each year of their program (2 years for the M.A., 4 years for the Ph.D. & Psy.D.), students can substitute 100 hours of Tamalpa coursework for 10 quarter credits of Meridian coursework.
The learning formats at Meridian University make graduate education in psychology accessible to non-traditional students with family and professional commitments. Students in the joint program can participate in either Meridian's Blended Learning format (consisting of online learning and a week-long session in the Winter and Summer) or the Monthly Format (primarily face-to-face coursework over three weekends in each of the fall and spring quarters, a week-long session in the Winter and Summer, and a small portion of online coursework).
Scholarship Program for Tamalpa/Meridian Students
Students admitted to both Meridian and Tamalpa are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship, established especially for this program. Click here for general information on Meridian Financial Aid.
MA in Counseling Psychology
Meridian's MA in Counseling Psychology also has scholarship opportunities for Tamalpa students. This program meets the educational requirements for California licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Meridian's week-long sessions have been coordinated with Tamalpa's calendar:
• Winter Week: February 3-9, 2014
• Summer Week: June 16-22, 2014
Application requires first being admitted to the Tamalpa training program. Apply for the training on the Tamalpa website at http://www.tamalpa.org/admissions/level_1.html. Upon acceptance into the Tamalpa training program, students are eligible to then apply for the degree programs at Meridian.