The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) at Pepperdine University offers wonderful opportunities to pursue an advanced degree. If you love scholarly work and want to make a difference in the world, then graduate education is for you. If you want to be engaged and focused in sustained work, and at the same, time develop personal relationships with faculty and other students, then GSEP is for you.
Pepperdine's Graziadio School provides a broad spectrum of programs designed for individuals at every level of professional development, from those just beginning their careers to senior executives. It offers both master's degrees and a bachelor's degree for full and part time students. The Graziadio School can prepare you to succeed in a world expanding exponentially with new opportunities.
The sustaining principle of Pepperdine's law school is quite simple: lawyers treat their clients the way their law professors treated them. Although our faculty is composed of outstanding classroom teachers, the greatest impact on your life and career will not be what you learn in the classroom. Rather, the impact will be what you learn from conversations in your professors' offices, how they greet you in the hallways, what you feel after talking with a professor about a personal struggle or family tragedy affecting your studies, and the fact that they know you as a person, not a faceless student. Pepperdine graduates are trained to treat their future clients with respect and kindness. They are trained to give advice that recognizes all issues facing the client, not just the technical, legal ones. Using the traditional name for our profession, Pepperdine lawyers are "counselors at law."
Whatever one's political views, those who shape public policy today are confronted by challenges of unprecedented magnitude. In no field is there a greater need for the moral, ethical, and spiritual paradigm that the founding mission and enduring philosophy of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy encourages. Pepperdine's strong focus on the student at the heart of the educational enterprise is especially fitted to nurture the next generation of policy leaders dedicated to making a profound difference.