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Welcome to GSEP

The 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 COVID-19. Learn more about the University's response plans to keep our campus communities safe.

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Celebrating 50 Years of GSEP

Since 1971 GSEP has been carrying out our mission to be an innovative learning community where individuals of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, meaningful service, and personal fulfillment. We invite you to join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.

Upcoming Deadlines


Summer 2022: Early Application Form Submit - Submit the application form. Supplemental materials are not yet required. You may be eligible to receive a $4,000 scholarship.


Fall 2022 (EdDs, SEC, and TESOL Programs): Priority Application Form Submit - Submit the application form. Supplemental materials are not yet required. You may be eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship.

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GSEP Quick Facts

Pepperdine GSEP 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

Celebrating Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

For Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, we are proud to recognize MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change (SEC) alumna Susan Cotton (’15), co-founder and chair of The Lily Project, which is working to alleviate cervical cancer and provide women’s health services in rural communities in Nicaragua. The Lily Project has provided over 23,000 cancer screenings and has saved over 1,700 lives with a positive diagnosis and treatment since its founding in 2016.


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Learn more about the various degree programs offered at GSEP by registering for a virtual information session.

Bigger than Malibu

Pepperdine GSEP is more than just its location in Malibu. We offer many learning experiences across the Los Angeles region as well as online.