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Welcome to the Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) provides innovative academic programs dedicated to building scholar-practitioners through hands-on learning. We shape individuals who will be catalysts for inspiration and change.

COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness

Pepperdine University is closely monitoring developments for Coronavirus Disease 2019. Learn more about the University's response plans to keep our campus communities safe.

Upcoming Deadlines


Fall 2020: The official Fall 2020 application deadline has passed. Any applications still submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. Fall classes begin September 8th.

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Quick Facts

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good.

  • #2EdD in Organizational Leadership Program
  • #6PsyD Program
  • #7Online Master's in Psychology Program
  • #24Online MA in Marriage and Family Therapy


Dr. Renee Dorn

Dean Williams interviews the new Director of Alumni Relations, Dr. Renee Dorn. Learn more about Dr. Dorn, her relevant work experiences, and her personal journey on joining the Pepperdine GSEP family. We are excited to have Dr. Dorn join the Alumni family and connect with you.


GSEP students in class

Explore Pepperdine's scholarships for new and current students such as our new limited Merit Scholarship, Give a Gift of Education, Education for Life, and L.A. Sheriffs Department University Partnership (applicable to LAUSD employees).

Bigger than Malibu

Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology is more than just its location in Malibu. We offer many learning experiences across the Los Angeles region as well as online.