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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 4-6% 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

 2024 - 2025

Program Per Unit Rate
MS in Leadership in Higher Education $1,565
MS in Learning Design and Technology $1,565
MS in Leadership in Pre-K to 12 Education $1,565
MS in Organizational Leadership and Learning $1,565
MA in Teaching $1,565
MA in Teaching English (TESOL) $1,565
MA in Social Entrepreneurship and Change $1,565
EdD in Learning Technologies $1,970
EdD in Organizational Leadership $1,970
EdD in Educational Leadership Pre-K–12 $1,970

PhD in Global Leadership and Change

EdD Units
PhD Units



MA in Psychology (Evening Format) $1,565
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Daytime Format) $1,945
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Evening Format) $1,565
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT with Latinx Communities (Evening Format) $1,565
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Evening Format) $1,565
PsyD in Clinical Psychology


Online Psychology  
MA in Psychology (Online Format) $1,945
MA in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in MFT (Online Format) $1,945
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Format) $1,945



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 in Fall 2022. To support this initiative, the University will introduce a mandatory Wellness Fee for all Pepperdine students.

The Wellness Fee charges students 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.

Health Insurance

GSEP requires that F1 international students purchase the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). In addition, students registered in the TESOL program or the Malibu Clinical Psychology program must either provide proof of a US-based health insurance plan or enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). For more information, please view the University Health Insurance Requirement

2024-2025 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 $51,710 will have a total Cost of Attendance of $61,710. 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 $61,710.

International students will be required to provide financial documentation for to the Office of International Student Services (OISS) demonstrating their ability to fully fund the cost of attendance for the first 12 months of the academic program of study.  These costs include tuition, living costs (housing and food), and other costs (books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses, the University wellness fee, and health insurance) for the first full year of your academic program. Because the University does not offer federal financial aid for international students, nor does it have emergency or other funding available after enrollment, students should ensure they can fund the entirety of their education and living expenses.

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
Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $40,620 $27,080 $13,540
Transportation $4,340 $2,892 $1,446
Personal Expenses $3,600 $2,400


Loan Fees $1,800 $1,200 $600
TOTAL $51,710 $34,472 $17,236

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
Living Expenses (Food & Housing) $40,600 $30,450 $20,300 $10,150
Transportation $2,416 $1,812 $1,208 $604
Personal Expenses $4,800 $3,600 $2,400 $1,200
Loan Fees $1,800 $1,350 $900 $450
TOTAL $51,416 $38,562 $25,708 $12,854

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.