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Welcome to Pepperdine University

Dean's Message

Margaret Weber, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) holds a unique leadership position in higher education through our unwavering commitments to academic excellence, the student experience, and community partnerships.

As we look to the horizon, we will remain steadfast to these commitments, and indeed increase the number and quality of our initiatives to ensure brighter futures for the school and our students. With an open mind and an open heart, GSEP endeavors to meet the needs of our students and the community today and tomorrow, all the while remaining faithful to George Pepperdine's founding vision for a Christian University of the highest academic caliber.

We strive to educate the whole person, in both intellect and spirit. We consider it especially important to dedicate ourselves to these efforts, given the vital importance of the fields of education and psychology. These professions exist to serve the needs of others—to educate and heal the minds and souls of the community.

To this end, GSEP is dedicated to exemplifying and providing inspiration for change. It is our profound vision to encourage our students to serve, change, and improve the community, as well as inspire other institutions to take on greater and more charitable commitments by leading by example.

As you'll see, we are, in turn, continually inspired by our students and alumni who share our mission and purpose.

Margaret J. Weber
Dean, Graduate School of Education and Psychology

GSEP has an active Diversity Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students, whose aim is to promote discourse and foster multicultural proficiency. The Council developed a biannual speaker series to provide a forum for representatives of varied backgrounds and views to speak on subjects affecting the fields of education and mental health.