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Applying to the Graduate School of Education & Psychology

GSEP Graduate

Thank you for considering the Graduate School of Education & Psychology at Pepperdine University. We look forward to working with you and serving as a helpful resource throughout your application process. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our programs or the application process.

As you explore your programs of interest, it is important to take note of the items you will be required to submit in addition to completing all parts of the Online Application. Understanding each program's specific requirements will help streamline your application experience.





Students who have been continuously absent for two or more terms must file a petition for readmission by completing an Application for Readmission Form with the GSEP Admissions Office. If readmitted, students are required to comply with current program requirements.

Students who have been absent for more than two calendar years are required to file a new application with the GSEP Admissions Office, pay the regular application fee, and be considered for admission based upon current admission requirements. The readmission applicants will be notified promptly after a decision has been made. All students who are readmitted are responsible for clearing their student accounts before being permitted to register. If returning students wish to change their original degree objective, they must file a new application with the GSEP Admissions Office and pay the regular application fee.

  International Students

All international applicants are required to submit certified transcripts in English and a calculated grade point average. The transcripts and grade point average must be evaluated by a credentials service such as the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) at www.ierf.org or the World Education Services, Inc. at www.wes.org

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a minimum passing score of 550 on the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). The computer-based TOEFL test requires a minimum passing score of 80. Information concerning the availability of this test in foreign countries can be obtained by contacting TOEFL, Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA or online at www.toefl.org.

International students must submit their I-20 checklist documentation directly to the Office of International Student Services (OISS) after admission and enrollment confirmation. Please click here for forms and to access more information.