Mission and Learning Outcomes | Pepperdine University | Seaver College

Mission and Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The Seaver College graduate programs are committed to the sharpening of the mind, the ennobling of the heart, the broadening of the vision and the cultivation of civilized and fruitful discourse within a Christian worldview. The programs are devoted to a relentless search for truth in an atmosphere of freedom of inquiry: to think, to create, to question, to doubt, to believe, and to affirm.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a graduate degree at Seaver College will be able to:

  • Articulate and critique the history, themes, and major works of their field including issues related to ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.
  • Define, practice, and analyze the appropriate research and creative methodologies in their discipline.
  • Produce and perform activities, presentations, projects, and portfolios that meet discipline-specific, academic, or professional standards.
  • Demonstrate graduate-level competencies in their field either through the successful completion of a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.

Distinguished Programs

What sets our program apart from other schools?

  • Value-centered learning geared to prepare students for prominent professional careers or doctoral programs.
  • Small class size and professional attention from terminal degree-holding faculty with important professional and academic contacts. Opportunities abound to work one-on-one with faculty, publish research papers, co-author journal articles, attend academic conferences, and exhibit creative work.
  • Location near Los Angeles, one of the world's dynamic media centers, which offers many career opportunities. Pepperdine's breathtaking campus nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu provides a serene setting for study and personal and spiritual growth.