Experience


A Personalized Online Experience with Diverse Classmates and Faculty

OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine combines high quality, live-streaming classes with in-person experiences so you can earn an esteemed graduate psychology degree without attending classes on campus.

Hands-On Experience

Face-to-Face HD Video

Students attend face-to-face weekly classes in an online classroom that features high-quality audio and video, screen share capabilities, live annotation tools, and customizable classroom configurations. Each weekly class is taught by Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) professors, who are known for their wide range of clinical experience and dedication to graduate teaching.

Insightful Course Content

Reinforce your classroom learning as you take advantage of interactive functions such as document and video sharing, live chats, break out rooms, polling capabilities, and synchronized annotation. Pepperdine GSEP professors have translated our on-campus course work into online content that brings current applied psychotherapy methods to life.

In-Person Experience

Students earning a Master of Arts in Psychology will complete a two-part Community/Clinical Research and Service course that provides hands-on experience volunteering at agencies near their areas.

Students earning a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or a Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology will work with our dedicated placement team to secure placements at Pepperdine-approved clinical partner sites near their areas.

Meaningful Relationships

Build your professional network and develop lasting connections with classmates and faculty whose diverse life experiences and perspectives will broaden your understanding of key concepts. With access to the online classroom on both desktop and mobile, you’ll experience seamless collaboration with professors and peers.

WeWork Global Access Membership

WeWork is a global community of workspaces with more than 240 locations in more than 20 countries. As an OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine student, you will be granted a complimentary WeWork Global Access membership, providing you with the convenience to work and study anywhere with a WeWork location.

Your membership will provide opportunities to expand your network, attend exclusive WeWork events, and utilize amenities such as workstations, Wi-Fi, printers, private phone booths, and on-site support staff. You will be able to connect and collaborate with other local OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine students in person, strengthening the bond that you have established in the online classroom.

Your education will be rigorous and enriched by diverse professors and classmates who share your values.

Student Support

Our dedicated teams support you from the moment you inquire about the program through graduation and beyond. Whether you're working with an admissions officer, a career specialist, or another team member, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Admissions officers walk you through the program details and guide you through the admissions process.
Student success Advisors acclimate you to the interactive online classroom and provide live tech support during classes.
Placement specialists secure clinical sites near your community where you can gain supervised counseling experience (in the online MFT and ABA program only).
Writing specialists offer individual consultations, tutoring sessions, and seminars that can improve your skills.
Career specialists help you define your professional goals, prepare for interviews, and update your resume.
Alumni of the GSEP share resources that keep you connected to the Pepperdine community after you graduate.

Career Services

We offer 24/7 live access to online career preparation courses through our Virtual Career Center and one-on-one appointments with Career Services team members to assist students with a number of topics:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Career advising
  • Career transitions
  • Networking strategy
  • Employer support