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NAS Meridian

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UIU-NAS Meridian sessions start every 8 weeks.

UIU-NAS Meridian: Education Built for Life

From your hometown or military station near Naval Air Station Meridian, earn your college degree from the established Upper Iowa University.

Military and veteran students will all find an education Built for Life—your life. UIU’s NAS Meridian regional education center offers you the chance for a top-notch education close to home, while also ensuring you can continue with your military mission. Our goal is to meet you where you are.

UIU works closely with you to personalize an education program aimed at achieving your individual career goals. Our partnership with NAS Meridian and our carefully selected and experienced staff and faculty provide the expertise you need to secure unique educational benefits available to those in the service, while taking into consideration your unique situation.

In addition to veterans and service men and women, UIU-NAS Meridian also welcomes:

  • Civilians, including Department of Defense (DoD) employees
  • Federal contractors

Ready For More?

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Steps to Get Started:

  • Visit the MyNavy Education portal to view tuition assistance eligibility, tuition assistance program requirements, and catalog for course availability and description.
  • Submit all official transcripts from previous school(s) and an official JST to be accepted to UIU and receive your official degree plan/advising worksheet.
  • Discuss course options with your Academic Advisor if desired.
  • Apply for tuition assistance funding from the MyNavy Education Portal.
  • Complete registration by submitting your approved tuition assistance voucher authorized by the Navy College Program to [email protected] or to your assigned academic advisor.

Schedule an in-person or virtual appointment today and visit our university website and social media to find out more about our extensive options built for you.

Academic Programs at UIU-NAS Meridian

The UIU-NAS Meridian center offers day, evening and weekend classes in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. You can also blend your degree plan with online and self-paced courses that can travel with you as you serve your country here or overseas.

Select one of the UIU-NAS Meridian programs below to explore that area of study.

Associate Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

Academic Support

Get the support you need for successful studies through tutoring or accommodations for a disability.

Shorter Sessions with Focused Schedule

UIU’s unique Two-at-a-Time course schedule helps you focus on your studies. You only need to take two classes during each 8- or 6-week session, which helps you concentrate and excel. UIU gives you access to courses year-round, so you can complete your degree on your schedule.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Session 2 (10/25/2021 – 12/16/2021)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ENG 101 English Composition I ACT (verbal portion) of at least 18 or the completion of ENG 100 or successful performance on challenge examination 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday

Session 3 (01/10/2022 – 03/03/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 101 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Wednesday
PSY 321 Death and Dying ENG 101 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Tuesday

Session 4 (03/14/2022 – 05/05/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 224 Introduction to Criminal Justice 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ES 114 Conservation of Natural Resources 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday

Session 5 (05/16/2022 – 07/07/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
ENG 209 American Literature I 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
SOC 110 Principles of Sociology 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Session 6 (07/11/2022 – 08/18/2022)

Course # & Title Prerequisites Time Day of the Week
CJ 333 Criminology SOC 110 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
COMM 105 Public Speaking 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Schedule not available at this time.

Easily Transfer Credits with JST

UIU accepts the Joint Services Transcript (JST) to help you earn college credit from your prior military training and education or professional experience.

If you’ve taken college courses before, UIU makes it easy to apply those credits to your degree even if it’s been several years since your last class. We accept up to 90 credits from four-year schools or 78 credits from two-year schools.

The university also partners with several community colleges around the country to make the transfer process even smoother.

Admissions and Aid

When you’re ready to apply to UIU-NAS Meridian, we’ll help you navigate the admissions and financial aid process. UIU-NAS Meridian accepts all military and veterans aid and offers military tuition grants.

Contact UIU-Meridian

255 Rosenbaum Avenue
Classroom #258 and Office #246
Meridian, MS 39309

Phone: 601-679-8898

Email: [email protected]


Office Hours
8:15 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday


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