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Pepperdine University GSEP Student Services

The Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) Student Services Team is dedicated to providing courteous and timely service to GSEP students in the following areas: records and enrollment, financial aid, student accounts, student advisement, writing support, Institutional Review Board and dissertation support. We work collaboratively to assist students by disseminating information, connecting them with resources and addressing their concerns. In this way, we support the University's mission to strengthen lives for purpose, service and leadership.

There are two bookstore locations: West Los Angeles and Malibu. Students may also order items to be delivered to them by mail. These requests can be made via telephone or online.

Career Services
GSEP offers assistance in the area of career and professional development. Workshops, seminars, job listings consultation, and other resources are available to enhance success establishing a career in education or psychology.

Disabled Studentand Veteran Services
GSEP is committed to making sure every possible barrier between each student and a quality education has been removed. Pepperdine University provides opportunities and assistance to students with disabilities as well as to veterans, armed services personnel, and qualified dependents.

Dissertation Support
The Dissertation Support Office assists students with the dissertation process, including submission to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the APA Format Clearance process, and submission of all materials for dissertation manuscript binding and submission to the online ProQuest database system.

Financial Aid
GSEP offers a financial aid program that provides more than 75 percent of the student body with some type of assistance, primarily in the form of student loans. Several financial aid programs are available:

  • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Private Educational Loans
  • Grants
  • Scholarships

Health Insurance
Graduate and Law students are required to carry health insurance, but are not required to furnish proof of insurance. All international students are required to purchase insurance with U.S. coverage. The University requires health care coverage for the purpose of limiting undue financial and academic stress related to illnesses during the academic year.

Assistance is provided in finding housing near the Graduate Campuses. A roommate match assistance program is also offered.

International Student Services
The International Student Services Office at the Malibu campus assists international students in all matters related to admission, immigration, visas, and work permits.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of GSEP are served by three libraries and three reference centers that for the University Library's system. The library collection contains 800,000 books and an extensive number of government documents, periodicals, electronic databases, online materials, and specialized print and non-print materials.

Psychological and Educational Clinic and Community Counseling Centers
The Psychological and Educational Clinic, located at Pepperdine University Plaza, and the Community Counseling Centers, located at the Irvine graduate campus and the Encino graduate campus, provide comprehensive psychological services to the general community as well as to Pepperdine staff and students. Services are provided by psychology graduate students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists.

Registration and Records
The GSEP Registration Office staff works closely with GSEP Academic Advisors and the faculty to process enrollment requests and status changes, graduation applications, and maintain student records.

Student Accounts
The GSEP Student Accounts Office provides student account information and processes tuition payments, company reimbursement, and student refunds.

Student Parking Information
Student parking is available at West Los Angeles, Encino, Irvine, and Westlake Village Graduate Campuses.

Student Groups
At The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), we believe education is more than what happens in the classroom. The student affiliated scholarly organizations and societies at GSEP provide students with the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development beyond academic studies. With the support of faculty advisors, the student-led organizations of GSEP encourage members to learn and grow together in an environment supportive of diversity and creativity. To learn more about the student-led organizations at GSEP, please visit the Student Groups pages.

Term Handbook
The GSEP Term Handbook is a comprehensive guide to information, dates, Wavenet registration instructions, and GSEP policies for GSEP students. GSEP students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Term Handbook each term at registration time for important information and services.

Writing Support
The Writing Support Office offers students the opportunity to have a professional writing consultant review and offer guidance on papers and projects.

Psychology and Education Programs Continue to Receive Top Rankings: GSEP programs and services are regularly rated by students through the website more