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Graduate students at Pepperdine University earn advanced and professional degrees in individualized learning environments that focus on both personal and professional goals.
Our graduate programs include master's, doctoral, and joint degrees, as well as specialized certifications. Areas of study include law, education, psychology, public policy, and business. Through Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, graduates can pursue a master's degree in American studies, divinity, and more.
Each of Pepperdine's five schools has unique application deadlines, policies, and financial aid options for graduate students:
Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law
Earn a juris doctor (JD), master of laws (LLM), master of dispute resolution (MDR), master of legal studies (MLS), a joint degree with Pepperdine's schools for business and public policy, or a specialized certificate for practicing professionals.
Graziadio Business School
Pepperdine's business school offers full- and part-time degree programs, as well as executive education. Classes meet at campus locations throughout Southern California, as well as online.
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.
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 Caruso School of Law. Classes meet at Pepperdine's Malibu campus.
Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Seaver College has superior master's degree programs in areas such as American studies, divinity, religion, and writing. Seaver College also offers a nutritional science certificate program.