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Pepperdine University Master’s in Psychology online

Earn a master’s in psychology rooted in purpose, service, and leadership. Prepare to pursue doctoral study or support organizations in the human-services field.

About the program

  • Invaluable connections: Belong to a powerful global alumni network of over 24,000 experienced and successful scholar-practitioners who can open doors to new opportunities. 
  • Respected faculty: Pepperdine faculty are known for being passionate teachers and mentors who are doing meaningful work both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Rigorous coursework: Courses reflect the same rigor as on-campus programs, and delve into a wide range of psychology topics and theories.

About the Graduate School of Education and Psychology

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) is a learning community where faculty and learners of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, and meaningful service.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Featured courses

The program features a robust course list that empowers learners to explore human behavior. Courses cover the fundamental principles of the psychology field and various psychotherapy techniques from a non-clinical lens. As a student, you’ll complete five foundation courses, nine core courses, and two electives. Sample courses include:

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Examine the major theoretical approaches to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy; explore key assumptions of various applied theories; and learn about strategies for effecting change.
  • Trauma in Diverse Populations: Examine the prevalence, risk factors, effects, and recovery processes for multiple traumatic experiences; explore the cultural context of trauma recovery; and learn about evidence-based treatments.
  • Introduction to Positive Psychology: Gain an understanding of clinical and empirical advances in positive psychology; evaluate the societal myths within this genre; and examine how these principles play out in the real world on a global scale.
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GSEP seeks aspiring psychology professionals who want to better understand human behavior to serve their community and empower organizations to thrive. Learners who embrace academic challenges, and are committed to working with diverse faculty, classmates, and clients are encouraged to apply. Admissions requirements include:

  • Online application

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Official transcripts

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

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