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Meridian University EdD in Organizational Leadership
Meridian University

EdD in Organizational Leadership

Petaluma, USA

30 Months

English

Full time, Part time

Request application deadline

Mar 2024

USD 21,632 / per year *

Blended, Distance Learning

* tuition estimate based on full-time registration of 32 credits per academic year. Tuition is billed at a rate of $676 per credit

Introduction

Developing Learning Leaders

Organizations around the world in various domains like education, business, civil society, and government are challenged by unprecedented complexity. What is demanded of organizational leaders now is often far beyond their current capabilities. Meridian's Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership has been developed to respond to this capability gap. The curriculum design enables students to cultivate an ecology of competencies in support of their own capabilities as leaders, as well as in coaching other leaders and consulting with teams and organizations. Students in this program work with faculty who are highly skilled practitioners and are deeply engaged in transformative projects.

"Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one identity."



—James Baldwin

At A Glance

APPLICATIONS
ACCEPTED

Quarterly

HIGHEST DEGREE
REQUIRED

Bachelors

LEARNING
FORMAT

Hybrid

PROGRAM
LENGTH

30-42 Months

TOTAL CREDITS
REQUIRED:

92 Credits

COST PER
CREDIT

$676

INTENSIVES
REQUIRED

5

ACCREDIATATION

WASC

 

Concentrations Available

DEVELOPMENTAL COACHING

The Developmental Coaching concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with practice in contexts such as executive coaching, developmental assessment, and management of deliberately developmental organizations.

EXPRESSIVE AND MOVEMENT ARTS

The Expressive and Movement Arts concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as conventional healthcare settings, coaching practices, employee wellness programs.

HEALTH COACHING

The Health Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as conventional healthcare settings, coaching practices, employee wellness programs.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Organizational Development concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with the practice of organizational leadership and development in various institutional domains, like: Business, Non-profits (NGOs); and government including sectors such as education, law, and the arts.

SOCIAL ARTISTRY

The Social Artistry concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional commitments entailing arts-based practices that foster community development and societal transformation.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP

The Transformative Leadership concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with practice in contexts such as executive coaching, developmental assessment, and management of deliberately developmental organizations.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING

The Transformative Learning concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as education, organizational leadership, and adult education.

"Meridian University offers a graduate education that is integrative, innovative, and pioneering as an educational model that involves holistic learning and practical application to many diverse professions."



—Angeles Arrien, The Four-Fold Way

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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.

Learning Formats

Hybrid Format

Meridian’s hybrid learning format combines online courses with onsite weeklong residential intensives. The 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 one-week residential intensives. By combining innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep residential connections, the hybrid 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 onsite residential intensives per academic year. Intensives run Monday through Friday throughout the year, with residential intensives taking place at Meridian’s Bay Area Center and other globally distributed locations.

Online Format

In Meridian's online learning format, students can complete 100% of their coursework degree requirements online. Virtual intensives are also available for students who choose not to travel to residential intensives. Students can select intensive dates, locations, and formats based on their personal circumstances and professional aspirations.

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