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Pepperdine University

Malibu, California, United States
Pepperdine's heritage is rich in community service. It begins with George Pepperdine's founding vision for a leading University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

PhD Programmes

Education & Training (1)



With the growing emphasis on improving educational techniques in the public and private school systems statewide, Pepperdine University met increasing demands for leadership and transformed the existing Department of Education into a professional School of Education. The school was formally established on January 1, 1971.


Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology offers Masters and Doctoral programs to match well defined career tracks. Our Scholar-Practitioner approach to learning offers extensive practicum experience and classes taught by faculty who are professionals currently working in their areas of expertise.


GSEP Career Services, in collaborative partnership with faculty, staff, and the community, is committed to providing students and alumni with the tools and strategies to align their personal values with their career objective and apply their talents in real-world settings, building lifelong employability and careers of purpose, service, and leadership.


Student services

Our Student Services Team is dedicated to providing exceptional service to GSEP students in the following areas: records and enrollment, student advisement, writing support, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and dissertation support.

The Office of International Student Services (OISS) is located on the Malibu campus and provides services to nonimmigrant students enrolled at all five schools of Pepperdine University. If you have specific questions about your visa status, contact the OISS directly.

Housing services

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) provides the Roommate Referral Service as a courtesy to its students seeking housing. While GSEP is pleased to assist in this process, its role is strictly limited to making rental information available to interested students.

Medical services

Pepperdine University provides assistance for students with disabilities. You are encouraged to contact the University’s Disability Services Office (DSO) before starting your academic program to determine the appropriate accommodations for academic success during your time at GSEP.

Student Life

Campus life

The Graduate School of Education and Psycholoy offers its degree programs at five locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties. At every campus, students have access to full-scale educational services -- executive-style classrooms, faculty offices, technology support and reference facilities.

Student clubs

Connect with fellow students beyond the classroom through groups that facilitate greater personal, academic, and cultural connection.

  • Education Student Groups
  • Psychology Student Groups

Malibu, California, United States