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Program 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

2019-2020 Tuition Charges and Program Fees

ProgramPer Unit Rate
MS in Leadership in Higher Education $1,270
MS in Learning Design and Innovation $1,270
MS in Leadership in Pre K to 12 Education $1,270
MS in Organizational Leadership and Learning $1,270
MA in Teaching $1,270
TESOL $1,270
MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change $1,260
EdD in Learning Technologies
  Tech Camp Fee
EdD in Organizational Leadership
  Community Building Workshop Fee
EdD in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy
  LATTE Program Fee
PhD in Global Leadership and Change
EdD Units
PhD Units
Learning Community Workshop


MA in Psychology $1,270
MA in Psychology (Online Format) $1,585
MA in Clinical Psychology (Daytime Format) $1,585
MA in Clinical Psychology (Evening Format) $1,270
MA in Clinical Psychology (Latinas/os Format) $1,270
MA in Clinical Psychology (Online Format) $1,585
MS in Behavioral Psychology $1,270
MS in Behavioral Psychology (Online Format) $1,585
PsyD in Clinical Psychology $1,605

Course-Related Travel

Students enrolled in some of the education programs will incur additional costs associated with course-related travel. Travel costs vary depending on location and travel arrangements. Travel costs are in addition to the tuition costs above.

To see estimated tuition costs, visit our Tuition Calculator

2019-2020 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 tuition and fees of $10,000 and a living expense budget of $31,134 will have a total Cost of Attendance of $41,134. In this example, the student's total financial aid awards, including Stafford Loans, and other financial aid (such as grants), cannot exceed the total $41,134.

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

  Three Terms
(11 Months)
Two Terms
(7 Months)
One Term
(4 Months)
Books & Supplies $1,800 $1,200 $600
Room & Board $27,900 $18,600 $9,300
Transportation $3,000 $2,000 $1,000
Personal Expenses $4,500 $3,000 $1,500
Loan Fees $834 $556 $278
TOTAL $38,034 $25,356 $12,678

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 $27,900 $20,925 $13,950 $6,975
Transportation $3,000 $2,250 $1,500 $750
Personal Expenses $4,500 $3,375 $2,250 $1,125
Loan Fees $832 $624 $416 $208
TOTAL $38,032 $28,524 $19,016 $9,508

If you believe you have a special circumstance that the current Cost of Attendance (COA) does not meet, the GSEP Financial Aid Office can consider increasing your COA on a case-by-case basis for reasonable expenses that are not common to all students. Cost of Attendance increases are subject to Federal and Pepperdine University policy. Additional financial aid in the form of institutional grants or scholarships will not be provided to meet approved additional expenses. An increase in your Cost of Attendance may increase your eligibility to borrow additional Federal Direct or private loans. Please contact our office via e-mail at gsepfaid@pepperdine.edu for additional information.