Pepperdine University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.15 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 127 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 7,632 (3,533 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $30,320
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

The ESEC Program at The Graduate School of Education & Psychology for Pepperdine University is an awesome program. The over-arching concepts of business and social responsibility allow forward-thinking visionaries to be born everyday. The unique design of the program gives full-time employees the opportunity to attend and complete in just about 20 months through face-to face sessions twice a semester and online classes. This has been one of the best decisions I've ever made!
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

 Great faculties and staff support.  Expensive tuition
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2011

Depending on the luck of the draw, Pepperdine can be a truly great eduction program that offers a lot to current and former students. There is an extensive network, and depending also on site location, people with incredible networking skills that they use to help students with field placements and even job placements after the program has ended. Professors know you by name, and have real classroom experience to back their lessons. The downside to the program is that there is no personalization option available. They have a single track that all students follow if they are looking for their credential and masters. It would be drastically improved if there were specialty classes within the university that offered a diverse class selection to fit student interest and needs.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The staff and faculty are really supportive and are willing to help you succeed in your academia path! Small community so you get the attention that you need!
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent academic standards for the most part. Like any program there are teachers who aren't up to par but this is the exception rather than the rule. The grounds are very clean, very safe with advanced technology. The writing lab support is below standard and I haven't been assigned an adviser yet but I haven't asked for one either. The online system is streamlined and very easy to use. It is easy to sign up for classes, process financial aide and make payments. Pepperdine has excellent professional networking opportunities and Pepperdine students are well regarded in any field. Overall, I'm very happy with the graduate program in clinical psychology.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent and convenient location. All the faculty and staff members were helpful even before I applied to the program. It is competitive but rewarding in the challenges. Private education can be quite expensive, but the price is worth the high quality of education received.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pepperdine University has one of the most beautiful campus and study areas. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested in applying.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is rigorous, engaging, and valuable. I feel I will graduate with the knowledge I need to succeed in my profession.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pepperdine's MFT evening program has small classes. The teachers are very engaged and are able to give you lots of personal feedback and advice. This is an excellent program.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I haven't been into the program very long but I feel so satisfied and happy that I went with Pepperdine. The faculty is excellent, nice, supportive and dedicated to making you the most competent, knowledgable and understanding therapist possible. Pros - faculty, they make the schedule one that a working person can work with, they locations are very convenient, I feel like I'm working with good people who are invested in their field. Cons - I wish it weren't so expensive
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