Pepperdine University | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2017 Deadline: February 1, 2017

Fall 2018 Deadline: February 1, 2018

  • Classes begin in September.

Admission Requirements:

For the daytime format, a bachelor's degree in psychology is preferred. However, qualified applicants who possess a bachelor's degree in a related academic field (e.g. sociology, social work, child and family development) may also be considered. 

In an effort to process your application quickly, we only accept electronic application materials.

To apply for this program, please submit:

    1. Your application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
    2. Official student transcripts from the accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate degree via one of the following approved companies:
      • National Student Clearinghouse
      • Parchment
      • eSCRIP-SAFE
      • Please request all transcripts to be sent to
      • If you have any questions regarding transcript processing please contact us as 310-506-4608 or 
    3. Two professional recommendations from individuals familiar with your academic and professional competencies using this Recommendation Form. Your recommenders should email the completed forms to
    4. A 2-5 page Statement of Purpose describing your previous training and experience, current interests, future professional goals, and reasons for applying to the program, emailed to
    5. Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (General Test), taken within the last five years. For more information about testing, please click here.
    6. (Optional) If you're seeking an exception to our TOEFL test requirement, please fill out this Exception Request Form and email it to


If you have any questions regarding the application requirements, please contact the Enrollment Services Office at or 310.258.2850.