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MS in Behavioral Psychology Admission Deadlines and Requirements

Online Application Deadlines

Spring 2019 Application Deadline

  • To be considered for a $2000* scholarship apply by December 3, 2018
  • Final deadline for all applications with supporting documents is December 14, 2018

Summer I 2019 Application Deadline

  • To be considered for a scholarship apply by January 15, 2019

Summer II 2019 Application Deadline

  • To be considered for a scholarship apply by February 1, 2019

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

  • To be considered for a scholarship apply by January 7, 2019

Class Start for each Term

  • Spring classes begin in January 2019.
  • Summer I begins in April 2019.
  • Summer II begins in June 2019.
  • Fall classes begin in September 2019.

* Terms apply. Please speak with your Enrollment Services Officer, Deanna Schwartz for Rebecca Tinker or more details.

Admission Requirements

In an effort to process your application quickly, we only accept electronic application materials.

To apply for this program, please submit:

    1. Your application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.
    2. Official student transcripts from the accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate degree via one of the following approved companies:
      • National Student Clearinghouse
      • Parchment
      • eSCRIP-SAFE
      • Applicants who are pursuing their bachelors at the time of application should submit an in-progress (current) transcript and will be required to submit a final transcript showing the degree posted after completion of their undergraduate program. Please request all transcripts to be sent to gsep-admissions@pepperdine.edu.
    3. Two professional recommendations from individuals familiar with your academic and professional competencies using this Recommendation Form. Recommendations should attest to your competencies, character, and potential and/or ability as a mental health professional. Your recommenders should email the completed forms to gsep-admissions@pepperdine.edu.
    4. A 2-5 page Statement of Purpose describing your previous training and experience, current interests, future professional goals, and reasons for applying to the program, emailed to gsep-admissions@pepperdine.edu if not included in your online application.
    5. (Optional) If your baccalaureate or master's degree GPA is lower than 3.0 or you're seeking an exception to our TOEFL test requirement, please fill out this Exception Request Form and email it to gsep-admissions@pepperdine.edu.

 

If you have a Master of Arts in Psychology or a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, you may be able to transfer 12 units of the core foundation courses. However, these courses must have been taken within the last seven years and must be from a regionally-accredited institution. The final decision of the transfer units will be made by the program director.