Pepperdine University

Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Introduction

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements.

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology is part of a pioneering tradition. We value academic excellence, innovative leadership and work that serves the greater good.

The First to Offer

A Model for Success

GSEP students prepare to make a difference through practicums, internships, and state-of-the-art on-campus clinics - experiential learning to a higher degree.

GSEP Hands-On Learning by the Numbers - 2014

Our Programmes

GSEP offers 6 master's programs, 4 doctoral programs, and continuing education programs for working professionals.

Locations

Access an exceptional education at multiple campuses throughout Southern California, as well as online.

Faculty

At GSEP, students interact with faculty who are scholars with professional experience in their fields.

Mission

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

As a graduate school within a Christian university, GSEP endeavors to educate and motivate students to assume leadership roles in professions that improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

At GSEP we embrace human diversity—which we believe to be the natural expression of God's creation—in our work to advance learning and service. GSEP advances, sustains, and advocates for multicultural proficiency.

The strategies for accomplishing this mission are:

  • Promoting discourse that values each member's background, experiences, and perspective;
  • Recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse students, staff, and faculty;
  • Developing curricular models for practice in educational and psychological environments; and reaching out to broader communities to promote understanding and facilitate solutions to diversity challenges.

Our spirit, energy, and actions will be an inspiration to education and psychology communities.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in TESOL

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program prepares students to teach English as an additional language from preschool through the university level, both in the United States and beyond. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Face-to-Face Format. One-Year Program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program enables candidates to pursue a study of the teaching of English as an additional language from preschool through university, both in the United States and beyond. All courses are aligned with the TESOL Professional Teaching Standards developed by TESOL/CAEP and focus on building expertise around the English language system, second language acquisition, language pedagogy and assessment, and the complex relationship between language and culture. Additionally, candidates will extend and deepen their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions as reflective scholar-practitioners collaborating in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Distinctive program features include, integration of technology, clinical practicum placements, and opportunities for participation in professional organizations and conferences. This full-time, technology-infused residency program comprises 32 units addressing the needs of (1) local candidates intending to specialize in teaching English Learners and (2) international candidates wishing to study the teaching of English. The program is offered at the Malibu Campus as a cohort model for completion within one academic or calendar year (three terms).... [-]


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os (MA) (MFT)

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

The program is designed to prepare students to work in community counseling, governmental entities, or educational settings, or to launch their own private practices, all with the aim of working with the underserved Latina/o community. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latina/o Communities

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy with Latinas/os program prepares students to serve Latina/o communities. Students are admitted every fall, participating as a cohort for the 26 units of Latina/o-specific content and experiential Spanish-language development courses within the standard MFT course requirements. Latina/o-specific courses take place only at the Irvine Graduate Campus; all other courses are available at the West Los Angeles and Encino Graduate Campuses as well. This program is administered through Aliento, the Center for Latina/o Communities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy - Day Format (MA) (MFT)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Malibu

This cohort-based program provides an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Changing Lives. Changing the World.

This cohort-based program provides an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. Designed for full-time students, the Daytime Format program is offered at Pepperdine's Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu and takes two academic years to complete.

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Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy - Evening Format (MA) (MFT)

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years January 2019 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

This program's evening format offers an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Designed for Working Professionals

This program's evening format offers an academic and practical foundation that prepares students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as licensed psychotherapists. With graduate campuses located across Southern California and flexible class schedules, the evening format is ideal for working professionals.

Program Overview

The program is designed to prepare students to work in community counseling, governmental entities, or educational settings, or to launch their own private practices. The clinical training and academic preparation also equip students for doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or family therapy. Additionally, Pepperdine offers coursework that prepares students for licensure in both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC). As part of the program, students gain supervised counseling experience in clinical settings.... [-]


Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)

Campus Full time 18 - 24 months January 2019 USA Los Angeles Irvine + 1 more

The psychology master's degree program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of psychology. Within a strong clinical framework, the program offers theoretical and practical learning in a supportive environment, preparing individuals for a host of professional endeavors. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Social Understanding. Scientific Analysis.

The psychology master's degree program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of psychology. Within a strong clinical framework, the program offers theoretical and practical learning in a supportive environment, preparing individuals for a host of professional endeavors.

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Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change (MA)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 19 months September 2019 USA Los Angeles

This online hybrid program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effect change in their local communities and across the globe. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Effect Positive, Sustainable Change in 20 Months

This online hybrid program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effect change in their local communities and across the globe. In less than two years, students create an approach for impactful leadership while learning management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, and creating marketing campaigns.... [-]


Master of Arts in Teaching with Preliminary Teaching Credential (MA)

Campus Full time 11 months January 2019 USA Los Angeles Calabasas + 1 more

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) is designed for students who wish to pursue a master's degree in conjunction with a teaching credential. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Become a Teacher in Just 11 Months

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (with preliminary teaching credential) is designed for students who wish to pursue a master's degree in conjunction with a teaching credential. Our program prepares students to succeed in the classroom with the skills and tools needed to become confident leaders. This degree can be completed in just 11 months.

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MSc

Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology (MS)

Campus Full time 18 - 24 months January 2019 USA Los Angeles

In addition to the rigorous theoretical study, we incorporate three semesters of practicum. This provides students with the opportunity to begin accruing the experience hours necessary for certification. [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Real-world training for careers in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our new Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology program is designed to prepare students for careers in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Students will become highly competent practitioners in this high-growth field, gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to treat children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Graduates obtain the academic preparation required for becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.... [-]