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Tuition, Fees, and Costs

Tuition charges (per academic year) plus the living expense budget constitute a student's Cost of Attendance. Tuition rates are based on a per-unit pricing structure, varying with your specific program. All tuition rates are subject to an annual increase of 2-5% as determined by Pepperdine University's Board of Regents. A student's total financial aid awarded may not exceed a student's Cost of Attendance. 

To see estimated tuition costs, visit our Tuition Calculator.

Tuition Charges and Program Fees

 2022-2023

Program Per Unit Rate
Education
MS in Leadership in Higher Education $1,425
MS in Leadership in Learning Technology $1,425
MS in Leadership in Pre K to 12 Education $1,425
MS in Organizational Leadership and Learning $1,425
MA in Teaching $1,425
MA in Teaching English (TESOL) $1,425
MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change $1,425
EdD in Learning Technologies $1,795
EdD in Organizational Leadership $1,795
EdD in Educational Leadership Pre-K–12 $1,795

PhD in Global Leadership and Change

EdD Units
PhD Units

 

$1,795
$2,125

Psychology
MA in Psychology (Evening Format) $1,425
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Daytime Format) $1,770
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Evening Format) $1,425
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT with Latinx Communities (Evening Format) $1,425
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Evening Format) $1,425
PsyD in Clinical Psychology

$1,795

Online Psychology  
MA in Psychology (Online Format) $1,770
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Online Format) $1,770
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Format) $1,770

 

 

Wellness Fee 

As part of the University’s efforts to provide more holistic care for Pepperdine students, the Student Affairs Office will begin offering significantly expanded mental health, physical health, and fitness programs beginning Fall 2022. To support this initiative, the University will introduce a mandatory Wellness Fee for all Pepperdine students.

The Wellness Fee chargesstudents can expect to see will vary depending on their enrollment status and whether their classes are primarily in Malibu, on another campus, or online. We recognize that some services will likely only be accessed by Malibu students, so students enrolled at other campuses or online will pay a reduced rate. However, due to significantly expanded wellness offerings, all students will have numerous services and programs available to them

2022-2023 Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance includes tuition and fee costs and an estimated budget for living expenses, books and supply costs, and transportation. The Cost of Attendance is set for all students each year, and actual costs may vary, depending on the student's lifestyle.

A student's total financial aid awards cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance (estimated costs for the academic year). For example, a student with annual tuition and fees of $10,000 and a living expense budget of $41,844 will have a total Cost of Attendance of $51,844. In this example, the student's total financial aid awards, including Stafford Loans, and other financial aid (such as grants), cannot exceed the total of $51,844.

For On-ground or hybrid face-to-face programs:

  Three Terms
(11 Months)
Two Terms
(7 Months)
One Term
(4 Months)
Books & Supplies $1,350 $900 $450
Room & Board $33,000 $22,000 $11,000
Transportation $2,850 $1,900 $950
Personal Expenses $3,600 $2,400

$1,200

Loan Fees $1,044 $696 $348
TOTAL $41,844 $27,896 $13,948

For 100% online programs:

  Four Terms
(11 months)
Three Terms
(8 months)
Two Terms
(6 months) 
One Term
(3 months)
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,350 $900 $450
Room & Board $28,800 $21,600 $14,400 $7,200
Transportation $2,416 $1,812 $1,208 $604
Personal Expenses $4,800 $3,600 $2,400 $1,200
Loan Fees $1,044 $783 $522 $261
TOTAL $38,860 $29,145 $19,430 $9,715

The GSEP Financial Aid Office may consider increasing your Cost of Attendance (COA) only for expenses noted below:

  • Computer Purchase (Once/academic program)
  • Books exceeding the amount included in the student budget
  • Child care
  • Disability
  • Course-Related Travel
  • Course-Related Trip

These budget increases are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are subject to Federal and Pepperdine University policies. Additional financial aid in the form of institutional grants or scholarships will not be provided to meet approved additional expenses. If approved, the increase in your COA will be funded by additional Federal Direct or private loans. Please contact our office via e-mail at gsepfaid@pepperdine.edu for requirements and additional information.