Why GSEP?

Why Choose Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology?

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good.

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We Believe

Purpose, service, and leadership anchor our community.

GSEP makes a higher degree possible for those ready to make a positive impact on the world.

As a graduate school within a Christian university, GSEP endeavors to educate and motivate students to assume leadership roles in professions that improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.


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We Provide

Small Class Sizes to ensure personal attention and mentoring with esteemed faculty who bridge the gap between academia and real-world employment. You’ll establish strong peer relationships and a lifelong network.

Innovative Learning Formats that combine today’s immersive learning technologies with in-person interaction and support from faculty and peers to build a lifelong professional network.


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Multiple Locations

With locations across Southern California near your home or workplace for you to pursue your degree.

  • West Los Angeles
  • Malibu
  • Irvine
  • Encino
  • Calabasas

What Can You Do With a Degree from Pepperdine University GSEP?

Pepperdine equips students for purpose, service, and leadership through rigorous academics that are grounded in Christian values. The small size of the school encourages students to actively participate in their courses, in turn building the soft skills and industry expertise that companies seek most.

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Upon Graduating, GSEP Students Will Be Able to:

  • Demonstrate self-knowledge.
  • Identify compatible career pathways.
  • Define one or more concrete career objectives to pursue.