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: 7,826 (3,542 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $32,620
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program. Very intensive schedule. More than one campus you could choose to take class. Some professors are really great. But you need to network hard by yourself to find a job.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The classes are small and you get lots of direct communication with the professors. There is lots of hands on experience. The school has an excellent placement program for internships and career advancement. The only con, there are quite a few adjunct professors and some of them and phoning it in a little.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is AMAZING!! The professors are top notch, all the staff is helpful and cooperative. They make the process easy. The courses are unique, applicable to life, insightful and taught by the best in each field. The Law Library has the most incredible view of the Pacific Ocean which makes you want to go there and study, they also provide hot coffee and DVD's you can check out. The weather is wonderful. Pepperdine has made the graduate school experience enjoyable!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

Great flexible scheduling for working professionals. More courses should be offered every semester to accommodate scheduling needs.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

If you are an independent and motivated person, this is your program. Most projects/papers are application based and helpful in real- world activities. There could be better student services, networking, and interaction with faculty for better connections.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

Fantastic alumni network west of the Mississippi. The faculty are very accommodating and approachable. Their years of experience and connections prove invaluable to an MBA student. Class sizes are intimate and enjoyable, with students and professors openly interacting on a first-name basis. With a reasonable student population, student interaction and networking is effortless and easy. Graduate campus is of modest size, providing centralized location for all student activities, lectures, and events. Social life is a bit on the quiet size when living on-campus; most events occur in neighboring Santa Monica. Though housing is very peaceful and study-friendly, socializing takes much effort. Mixers and networking activities are present, but mostly outside of campus.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

I think Pepperdine is an awesome school that creates many opportunities. It is not the most affordable place to live and is not the closest to LA which can cause a detriment to taking school year internships.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Open door policy- Faculty easily accessible Small community Prestigious and knowledgeable faculty Abundant career information panels, session, etc. International and cross country academic programs Cons: Malibu and surrounding area high cost of living
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program but heavily dependent on your cohort.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that the classes are at night and the campus is close. It is also a Christian affiliated University and has interesting classes. The cons are that the program is too long for those wanting to switch careers mid-life and the school is very expensive. They don't seem to have many scholarships, at least not for those who are white and middle to low class. I'm also not sure if the MFT or if the MSW is a better degree to have but Pepperdine only offers the MFT not the MSW. They are accredited statewide but not nationally so that may be an issue. They've just started the LPCC program so I'm interested in that. We'll see.
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