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About Pepperdine University

Starting as George Pepperdine College with just 167 students in 1937, Pepperdine University today enrolls more than 7,000 students in nearly 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. These degrees are offered through five separate schools and include many online options. The school's Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) offers three online master's degree programs: the Master of Arts in Psychology, the Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology, and the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. These degrees can be earned in 18-24 months, and there are no GRE requirements for admission.

The online psychology programs at Pepperdine fall under the term OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, and the online versions share the same curriculum as found in the on-campus programs. In the Master of Arts in Psychology program, students have the opportunity to learn about human behavior and the application of psychological concepts. Some course topics likely to be explored in this MA in Psychology program include group therapy techniques, mental health disorder diagnoses and treatments, counseling and psychotherapy techniques, counseling theories, and advanced psychological research.

The online MA in Psychology is open to all undergraduate majors seeking to learn more about personality, intelligence, and mental and emotional disorders. Graduates of this program are prepared to pursue a career in psychology or a doctorate in the field in just 18 months.

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree or higher

Why Pepperdine University?

Real-Time Learning

Online classes are held live, allowing students to interact with classmates and professors in a high-quality audio and video setting; screen sharing, live annotation tools, and customizable configurations are features of this technology.

Interactive Functions

OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine students can share videos and documents, attend live chats, access breakout rooms, and more.

Customizable Program

Electives can be taken in the MA in Psychology program that allow students to customize their studies towards their interests or desired career path.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to a Pepperdine online psychology graduate program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

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