Graduate Programs and Certificates | Master's Degree Programs | Pepperdine University

Programs and Majors

Graduate students receive degrees at graduation - Pepperdine University

Take your career to the next level at Pepperdine.

Graduate degree programs at each of Pepperdine University's five schools emphasize the importance of thinking critically and creatively, communicating effectively, and exploring thoroughly.

Whether you're interested in one of our master's degree or doctoral degree programs, Pepperdine's comprehensive, high-quality graduate programs in business, law, education, psychology, and public policy are recognized as among the best in higher education. Our distinguished faculty members are renowned leaders in their fields, who continually contribute to the world of academia through published works, national and global conferences, memberships in professional societies and organizations, and innovative research. While engaging in many scholarly activities, faculty members remain committed to the challenge of nurturing the intellectual growth of students through meaningful scholarship.

For our students' convenience, our graduate schools offer classes at multiple times and locations.

Whether you're interested in earning your master's degree, obtaining a graduate certificate, or continuing education, Pepperdine's graduate schools offer a variety of programs to help you get started. Learn more about how Pepperdine can help you reach your professional goals.


Each of Pepperdine's five schools has unique application deadlines, policies, and financial aid options for graduate students:

academics, programs, Law

Pepperdine University School of Law

Earn a Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), a joint degree with Pepperdine's schools for business and public policy, or a specialized certificate for practicing professionals.

School of Law Degrees and Programs

academics, programs, gsbm

Graziadio School of Business and Management

Pepperdine's business school offers full- and part-time degree programs, as well as executive education. Classes meet at campus locations in northern and southern California, as well as online.

Graziadio Business School Programs

academics, programs, gsep

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

GSEP offers master's and doctoral degree programs in education and psychology, as well as continuing education and workshops for practicing professionals. Classes meet at multiple locations throughout southern California and online.

GSEP Degrees and Programs

academics, programs, spp

School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy at Pepperdine offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) and joint degree programs in conjunction with the Graziadio School and the School of Law. Classes meet at Pepperdine's Malibu campus.

School of Public Policy Academics

academics, programs, seavers

Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Seaver College has superior master's degree programs in areas such as Accounting, American Studies, Communication, Media Production, Divinity, Ministry, Religion, and Writing. Seaver College also offers a Nutritional Science certificate program.

Seaver College Graduate Programs