Make an Impact as an Organizational Leader
This cohort-based program employs the practitioner-scholar model of doctoral training in which academics, clinical training, and research are conjoined. Through rigorous coursework and experiential learning, students gain advanced knowledge in the theory and practice of leadership, learning, and policy. Required national and international trips are woven into the program, providing students with a global perspective on leadership and policy. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.
- Prestigious doctoral program at the #46-ranked university in the US committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.*
- Recognized as #2 doctoral program with an emphasis on leadership and organizational development by Leadership Excellence And Development Awards for 2018
- No GRE or any other standardized tests required. We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.
- Global Access hybrid format is ideal for working professionals to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online modalities. The online portion provides flexibility, while the classroom component offers an enhanced experience, a personalized/hands-on approach, relational interaction with peers, and increased quality of learning.
- Two program formats: Traditional and Global Access (60 percent face-to-face/40 percent online)
- Robust online modules feature engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
- Face-to-Face classes are conveniently located on our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
- Relevant and emerging field with strong projected employment growth and attractive earning potential.
- Nationally-recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, professional expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
- Cohort model designed to build upon leadership skills, peer support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues.
- Small class sizes and a low faculty:student ratio provides a supportive learning environment, meaningful student-faculty interactions, and long-term professional and personal relationships.
- Extensive Pepperdine alumni network creates influential connections with more than 110,000 professionals.
- Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology generously offers $5,500,000 in scholarships every year, with the majority of students receiving some form of financial assistance.
- * U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities