Graduate Program Overview

Pepperdine University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Malibu, California. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $37,420. It offers thirty-seven (37) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NamePepperdine University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA
Graduate School Students6,095 students
2,887 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$37,420
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 37 Graduate Programs
31 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 1 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $37,420 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,865.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,865
Books & Supplies$1,250
Room & Board$16,700 (On-Campus) / $16,700 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,500 (On-Campus) / $2,500 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$57,870
Off-Campus Total$57,870
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$32,620$33,820$35,020$36,320$37,420

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Pepperdine University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 37 major areas - 31 Master's (1 online programs), 5 Doctorate , 1 Post-Bachelor'. 1,956 students have been conferred Master's degree and 253 students have received Doctorate degree last year.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.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Human Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Legal Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,554 students enrolled in Pepperdine University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 6,095 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,974 male and 4,121 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 2,796 full-time and 3,299 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 2,887 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 679 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,974
Women Students4,121
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students2,796
Part-time Students3,299
By race/ethnicity 2,374 White, 651 Black, and 568 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 races214
79 students are younger than 22 and 1,325 students are older than 65. The school has 3,655 students aged between 22 and 30 and 1,679 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under79
40 & Over1,325
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, 2,887 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 679 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment6,738
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,887
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses679
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses3,172
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses2,887
California Resident1,968
Other State In U.S.899
Outside of U.S.20

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