About Pepperdine

About Pepperdine


The Graduate School of Education and Psychology

The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) offers on-campus and online master’s degree programs that provide the academic preparation and personal attention you need to become a catalyst for inspiration and change. Through rigorous curricula and close faculty mentoring, GSEP prepares you to assume leadership roles in professions that improve and enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. As part of a Christian university, GSEP embraces diversity in our faculty, students, and those they serve.



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 values-based graduate school, 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 perspectives.
  • 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.

2U, Our Technology Partner

Pepperdine GSEP has partnered with 2U Inc. to power and support Psychology@Pepperdine. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students everywhere.

As part of the partnership, 2U provides the following services:

Technology support, including a virtual campus for classes, course work, and networking.
Content development that translates on-campus course materials into engaging online versions.
Admissions support that identifies and reaches the most qualified candidates across the country.
Faculty and student support, including orientation, field placement, and guidance for using the online campus.