Graduate Programs Overview

Pepperdine University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Malibu, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $36,320 in average for all students.

It offers forty graduate programs: 31 Master's, 7 Doctorate, 2 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 1,472 students have been conferred Master's degree and 287 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NamePepperdine University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Graduate School Students5,241 students
1,547 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$36,320
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 40 Graduate Programs
31 Master's, 2 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Pepperdine University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $36,320 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,745.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,745
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$16,160 (On-Campus) / $16,160 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,500 (On-Campus) / $2,500 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$56,230
Off-Campus Total$56,230
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$31,420$32,620$33,820$35,020$36,320

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Pepperdine University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 40 major areas - 34 Master's (12 online programs), 6 Doctorate , 1 Post-Bachelor'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Legal Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,824 students enrolled in Pepperdine University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 5,241 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,780 male and 3,461 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,532 full-time and 2,709 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,547 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,780
Women Students3,461
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,532
Part-time Students2,709
By race/ethnicity 2,000 White, 559 Black, and 447 Asian students are attending at Pepperdine University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races163
71 students are younger than 22 and 1,024 students are older than 65. The school has 2,804 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,342 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under71
40 & Over1,024
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Pepperdine University, 1,547 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment5,241
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,547
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,694
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,547
California Resident1,090
Other State In U.S.450
Outside of U.S.5

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