Pepperdine University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.29 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 34 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 7,315 (3,538 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $33,732
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a fantastic program. The faculty members are wonderful and the campus and classes are small. It provides lots of opportunity for networking and getting to know all of the staff, faculty and students. The classwork isn't very difficult but you will definitely learn a lot.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

The MFT program at Pepperdine was fantastic. I had the opportunity to learn in a classroom and practicum setting. From that and the small, focused group setting, I learned valuable counseling and life lessons. The professors and staff are tremendous and bring a wide range of experience.
3.89 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Well, it's not a cheap graduate program. Therefore, you must be sure what your career goals are before attending Pepperdine University. For the Clinical Program there are two options: Master's in Psychology or the Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in MFT. If you are absolutely sure you want to pursue a PsyD then the Master's in Psychology is the better option for you as it has not as many units.
4.04 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel like Pepperdine's Masters in Psychology program is beneficial in preparing students for doctoral degrees or work in the field of mental health. The professors provide ample guidance to students throughout the program and through the process of applying to doctoral programs as well.
4.68 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Although i'm just beginning the program I think the major pro is that fact that they offer a lot of support to incoming grad students. I have never been put off when I ask a question. The con is simply that the grad programs are so expensive.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel that the faculty at Pepperdine University have real world experience that is brought into the classroom. It is great to have a theory and application in all of my classes to be successful in the work place.
3.96 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

This is for the GSEP program, MA in psychology. The program I have experienced so far is very informative and of high quality. The workload is reasonable from most professors. There is some unnecessary repetition of content in the required classes, especially research. This is unfortunate due to the high cost of each class.
4.29 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The atmosphere and professors at this campus are outstanding. They care about your education and want you to succeed. The only negative I would say is that it is a lot less social than undergraduate. At this campus you attend class and leave, so it is a bit harder to engage with others.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Career support is stellar. They spend tons of time with their students making sure they get a practicum site and job opportunities. On the other hand, some of the adjunct professors are really poor quality
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The doctorate program in clinical psychology is challenging and comprehensive all at the same time. Many of the faculty are able to provide real-world applications of their experiences as a Psychologist. The majority of faculty have been supportive and patient. It is expensive to live and work in Los Angeles. I find myself driving throughout the city in order to work at different sites. Some of the technology in the classrooms are in need of updates but I have never had a problem.
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