Pepperdine University Graduate Schools

Pepperdine University (referred to as Pepperdine) is a Private, 4 years school located in Malibu, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Pepperdine University is $37,420 in average. The school has 6,095 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,554 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Pepperdine University (referred to as Pepperdine) is a Private, 4 years school located in Malibu, CA. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (2/28/1949 - Current).
Pepperdine Directory Information
School NamePepperdine University (Pepperdine)
Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263
Phone310-506-4000
Webhttps://www.pepperdine.edu
Online Applicationhttps://seaver.pepperdine.edu/admission/application/undergraduate
Financial Infohttps://www.pepperdine.edu/admission/financialaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Pepperdine University is $37,420 in average. The school has 6,095 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,554 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 97 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$37,420
Student Population6,095
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs97 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Pepperdine University is $37,420 in average for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $1,865.
Pepperdine University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Pepperdine University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)1 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Pepperdine University is $37,420. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.03% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2017-2018$32,500$120
2018-2019$33,700$120
2019-2020$34,900$120
2020-2021$36,200$120
2021-2022$37,300$120
The graduate school tuition & fees of Pepperdine is expensive compared to private graduate schools in California. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the California graduate tuition is $21,757 (public) / $23,632 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Pepperdine University$37,420
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
California Graduate Schools$19,741$22,122
Public$11,486$21,757
Private$23,632
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $19,200 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Pepperdine University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.89% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $19,200. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.89% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$14,870$2,500$14,870$2,500
2018-2019$15,320$2,500$15,320$2,500
2019-2020$15,670$2,500$15,670$2,500
2020-2021$16,160$2,500$16,160$2,500
2021-2022$16,700$2,500$16,700$2,500
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $1,865 at Pepperdine University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.04% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$1,625
2018-2019$1,685
2019-2020$1,745
2020-2021$1,810
2021-2022$1,865
The law school tuition at Pepperdine University is $61,270 for academic year 2021-2022. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at Pepperdine University.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at Pepperdine University
TuitionFees
Law$61,210$60

Graduate Programs at Pepperdine

Pepperdine University offers 37 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 2,216 students have completed their study at Pepperdine University.
Offered Degrees at Pepperdine University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3111,956
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3068
Doctor's degree - other20185
Post Bachelor's Degree107
Total3712,216
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Pepperdine University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Nutrition Sciences program with 7 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 456 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Law program with 153 completers.
Pepperdine University offers 37 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 2,216 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,956 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 185 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 7 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 8 completers-
American/United States Studies/Civilization8-
Communication and Journalism [+] 3 completers-
Communication1-
Radio and Television2-
Education [+] (1 completers) 122 completers-
Education0-
Educational Leadership and Administration22-
Urban Education and Leadership12-
Educational/Instructional Technology0-
Learning Sciences1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)53-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor34-
Legal Studies [+] 139 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies130-
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence4-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 60 completers-
Financial Mathematics60-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 116 completers-
Dispute Resolution116-
Philosophy and Religious Studies [+] 2 completers-
Religion/Religious Studies2-
Theology and Religious Vocations [+] 5 completers-
Divinity/Ministry1-
Theological and Ministerial Studies (other)4-
Psychology [+] 671 completers$45,000
Psychology185$45,000
Clinical Psychology322$41,400
Applied Behavior Analysis164-
Human Services [+] 31 completers-
Public Policy Analysis31$49,300
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 5 completers-
Playwriting and Screenwriting5-
Business [+] 794 completers-
Business Administration and Management424$89,700
Organizational Leadership67-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration53-
Human Resources Development24-
International Business/Trade/Commerce151-
Management Science40-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)2-
Real Estate33-
Total1,956
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 68 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration60$91,000
Educational/Instructional Technology8-
Business [+] 0 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Total68
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 153 completers$61,400
Law153$61,400
Psychology [+] 32 completers-
Clinical Psychology32$69,400
Total185
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Nutrition Sciences7-
Total7

Graduate Student Population at Pepperdine

For academic year 2021-2022, total 6,095 students enrolled into Pepperdine University graduate schools where it has total 9,554 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 2,796 full-time and 3,299 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,974 male and 4,121 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0951,9744,121
Full-time2,7961,0351,761
Part-tme3,2999392,360
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,374 White (38.95%), 651 Black/African American (10.68%), 1,144 Hispanic (18.77%), 568 Asian (9.32%), and 1,358 students with other races. 557 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0951,9744,121
American Indian/Native American18315
Asian568194374
Black/African American651184467
Hispanic1,144295849
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander371126
White2,3748021,572
Two More21444170
Un-Known532218314
Non-resident Alien557223334
Pepperdine University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 6,095 graduate students (100.00% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total6,095
Enrolled Online Exclusively6,095
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses0
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Pepperdine University. 1,482 students are aged 20 to 24 (24.32% of total students), 406 students are aged above 50 (6.66%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Pepperdine University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total6,0951,9744,121
Age 20-21661947
Age 22-241,4163921,024
Age 25-291,8825701,312
Age 30-341,006383623
Age 35-39596219377
Age 40-49723245478
Age 50-64378135243
Over 64281117

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