Since our founding in 1937, Pepperdine University has had one mission: to strengthen students for lives of purpose, service, and leadership in a learning environment where academic excellence is rooted in a heritage of faith.
Pepperdine Online is the latest evolution of that mission. From Malibu to every corner of the globe, our online graduate programs in business, law, and psychology are preparing students for purposeful work and purposeful lives. We invite you to learn more about our world-class online programs and what it means to be a part of our extraordinary Pepperdine Waves community.
Caruso School of Law
Equipped to Lead. Empowered to Serve.
The Pepperdine Caruso School of Law prepares lawyers, mediators, and other champions of justice with the rigorous legal training they need to tackle the conflicts of today. Pepperdine Caruso Law’s dispute resolution program is consistently ranked among the top three in the United States.1
At Pepperdine Online, students receive a distinct online education rooted in both tradition and transformation. Our values-based approach to education is combined with 21st-century learning best practices to create a sophisticated online experience that promotes deep thinking, purposeful reflection, and meaningful connection.
Collaborate in Real Time: Live Classes
Attend weekly live classes in an environment where rich discussion and debate are encouraged, and collaborative tools—like polling and small breakout rooms—are integrated into the online classroom.
Connect It Back to the Big Picture: Engaging Course Work
Complete interactive modules, watch video lectures, and read case studies that challenge you to think critically about what you have learned and how you can apply it to real-world, values-driven work.
Meet Your Faculty and Peers in California: In-Person Experiences
Collaborate with classmates and get to know Pepperdine faculty in an entirely new way as you work in-person to tackle an intensive project. Most Pepperdine online programs feature in-person immersions or residencies.
Connected to Everything Pepperdine
Our digital campus is a virtual extension of the rich Pepperdine culture and campus. It’s intuitive, engaging, and designed to keep you connected to everything and everyone you need access to, from course work to student support—and, of course, your Pepperdine peers and faculty—from wherever you are, on any device.
I feel like I’m a part of the university as if I were attending classes on campus.”
Denis McDaniel, Director of Sales and MLS Student
Your Learning, Your Way
Studying late? Toggle to dark mode. Curious about a specific topic? Search video transcripts. Need help? Support is one button click away.
Pepperdine’s distinguished faculty members are renowned leaders in their fields who are hardworking and passionate about their work and their students. Our professors teach because they want to—not because they have to—and they see sharing knowledge and mentoring students as not just work, but a noble pursuit and responsibility.
Jeffrey R. Baker, JD – Caruso School of Law
Jeffrey R. Baker, clinical professor of law, assistant dean of clinical education and global programs, advocate for domestic violence justice, and recipient of the Montgomery Advertiser’s Martin Luther King Spirit Honors Award and the Justice for Victims Award.
Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD – Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Dr. Thema Bryant is currently a tenured professor of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, where she directs the Culture and Trauma Research Laboratory.
We are here to support you every step of the way—before, during, and beyond your journey as a Pepperdine student.
Admissions and Application Support
Admissions is your dedicated team for help with questions about the program, the online experience, financial aid, or upcoming deadlines. They can also provide details of any upcoming events—like faculty or student webinars—you may want to attend.
Advising and Student Support
A dedicated student support advisor will support you throughout the entire program, helping you adapt to student life, answering questions about the curriculum, and guiding you on the path toward graduation.
One-click access to 24/7 tech support is available to all students from the digital campus.
Prepare for Life After Pepperdine
Pepperdine’s career services team offers career resources and advising to help you achieve lifelong professional success.
Meet one-on-one with an executive coach to talk about your goals, get help with your resume, or prepare for the big day with a mock interview.
Gain 15-month access to LinkedIn Premium Career, which gives you direct access to hiring managers, salary insights, and more.
Make invaluable connections with other alumni through Pepperdine’s global online community on PeppConnect.
Access Pepperdine job boards with listings from organizations that are looking to hire Pepperdine alumni.
Attend Pepperdine virtual networking events, as well as any upcoming events in your area.
Make Waves with Us
At Pepperdine, our more than 130,000 alumni are servant-minded leaders who are creating real change—not just in their organizations, but their communities, too. When you become a Pepperdine Wave, you become part of that legacy, and you join a community that will empower you to pursue your life’s purpose.
As Pepperdine Waves, serving others is fundamentally part of who we are, and we know that knowledge calls, ultimately, for a life of service.”
Jim Gash President and CEO
We Hope You’ll Join Us
Great things are happening at Pepperdine—and we’re just getting started. Select from the programs below, then request information and connect with admissions by filling out the form at the top of the page.