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Meridian University

47 Sixth Street

Petaluma, CA 94952

United States

Telephone: 707-765-1836


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Susan Opp

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 30, 2023

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2015

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2017

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 181

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. Proprietary with parent/board

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Quarter

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerRob GallAccreditation Liaison
Board of Directors ChairSusan ShawBoard
Chief Academic OfficerMelissa SchwartzChief Academic
Chief Executive OfficerAftab
Chief Financial OfficerKhalil OmerChief Operating
Director Institutional ResearchBailey MurphyInstitutional Research Domain
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
04271100Meridian UniversityPetalumaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Art TherapyNon-degree2015Distance Education
Art TherapyNon-degree2015On-Site
Cultural LeadershipNon-degree2003On-Site
Cultural LeadershipNon-degree2003Distance Education
Designing and Leading ChangeNon-degree2017Distance Education
Designing and Leading ChangeNon-degree2017On-Site
Ed.D. in Organizational LeadershipResearch Doctorate2009Distance Education
Ed.D. in Organizational LeadershipResearch Doctorate2009On-Site
Executive CoachingNon-degree2015On-Site
Executive CoachingNon-degree2015Distance Education
Expressive Arts TherapyNon-degree1993Distance Education
Expressive Arts TherapyNon-degree1993On-Site
Generative EntrepreneurshipNon-degree2017On-Site
Generative EntrepreneurshipNon-degree2017Distance Education
Health CoachingNon-degree2015On-Site
Health CoachingNon-degree2015Distance Education
Integral PractitionerNon-degree2015Distance Education
Integral PractitionerNon-degree2015On-Site
M.Ed. in Educational LeadershipMasters2009On-Site
M.Ed. in Educational LeadershipMasters2009Distance Education
MA in Counseling PsychologyMasters2011Distance Education
MA in Counseling PsychologyMasters1993On-Site
MA in PsychologyMasters1993On-Site
MA in PsychologyMasters2011Distance Education
Masters in Business AdministrationMasters2009Distance Education
Masters in Business AdministrationMasters2009On-Site
PhD in PsychologyResearch Doctorate2011Distance Education
PhD in PsychologyResearch Doctorate1993On-Site
Psy.D. in Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate2011Distance Education
Psy.D. in Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate2003On-Site
Somatic PsychologyNon-degree2003On-Site
Somatic PsychologyNon-degree2003Distance Education
Transformative CoachingNon-degree2003On-Site
Transformative CoachingNon-degree2003Distance Education
Transformative Learning FacilitationNon-degree2003Distance Education
Transformative Learning FacilitationNon-degree2003On-Site
Yoga TherapyNon-degree2017On-Site
Yoga TherapyNon-degree2017Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2026Special Visit
Fall2028Offsite Review
Spring2029Accreditation Visit