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Introducing New Programs at Pepperdine University

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Accelerated JD: The School of Law now offers an accelerated, two-year juris doctor (JD) degree option that is paired with the opportunity to simultaneously earn a certificate from the No. 1-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. This distinctive and innovative approach blends rigorous legal education at a leading institution with significant skills and training geared toward practicing law in the 21st century. The Accelerated Option may be a good choice for motivated students willing to work at a faster pace to finish law school sooner.

MS in Accounting: California now requires candidates for CPA certification to complete an additional 30 units of graduate-level accounting study beyond the 120-units typically earned in a bachelor degree program.

To help accounting majors meet the state’s new requirement, the Graziadio School of Business and Management is introducing its master of science in accounting degree in partnership with Seaver College. The new nine-month full-time program provides students with greater breadth and depth of understanding in accounting and business than is possible in an undergraduate program.

MS in Applied Finance (Part-Time): Pepperdine’s Master of Science in Applied Finance is a 16-month program held evenings and weekends in Irvine for students seeking to pursue a career in finance. It gives students the in-depth quantitative knowledge and the hands-on practical skills needed to pursue a career in finance—particularly in the areas of asset management, banking, and private equity. The evening and weekend format is designed specifically for working professionals.