Online Application Requirements

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School values diversity both in our applicants’ academic backgrounds and life experiences. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and you must submit the following:

Online Application

A nonrefundable application fee of $150 is required, but in some cases, you may be eligible for an application fee waiver. You must contact an admissions counselor either by phone at 1-844-768-2808 or by email before you submit your application to determine if you are eligible for the waiver.

Access the application. 

Statement of Purpose

At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, one of our goals is to advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Describe how your past and future professional endeavors align with this goal. In your response, be sure to discuss your career goals for the next three to five years and how a master’s degree from Graziadio will help you attain them.


Provide a current resume and include a summary of your academic background and professional experience.

GMAT or GRE Scores (Optional)

GMAT or GRE scores are not required for any of our programs. However, if you are applying to either the online MBA or MS in Business Analytics program and wish to submit a score as additional evidence of your abilities, you may do so.

Official Transcripts

We must receive official transcripts from each postsecondary school you have attended. You may have your transcripts delivered electronically to or mailed to the following address:

Pepperdine University
Application Processing Center
P.O. Box 30096 012-003
College Station, TX 77842

To ensure your transcripts and associated materials are received for review, please make sure to send them directly to

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

Letter of Recommendation (MBA Applicants Only)

Online MBA program applications must include at least one (1) letter of recommendation, preferably from a supervisor, professional colleague, or another individual who is able to provide a meaningful assessment of your intellectual, professional, and personal attributes. A maximum of two (2) letters of recommendation will be accepted.

Application Deadlines

Classes begin in January, May, and August. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admissions committee on a rolling basis. To learn about future deadlines, please reach out to an admissions counselor at 1-844-768-2808 or by email.

You can submit your application for any upcoming cohorts. Currently only the fall cohort has set application deadlines, which can be viewed below. As upcoming cohort start dates approach, deadlines will be determined and posted here.

Upcoming Cohort Deadlines

Classes StartEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Monday, January 3, 2022Friday, September 10, 2021Friday, October 8, 2021Friday, November 5, 2021
Monday, May 2, 2022Friday, January 14, 2022Friday, February 4, 2022Friday, March 4, 2022

International Students and Noncitizens/Permanent Residents Deadlines

International students and students who are not US citizens must submit the following application items by their cohort’s deadline.

Required ItemsAugust 2021 Cohort Final DeadlineJanuary 2022 Cohort Final DeadlineMay 2022 Cohort Final Deadline
Intent to Enroll form and enrollment deposit (submit in WaveNet)Thursday, July 1, 2021Monday, November 1, 2021Tuesday, March 15, 2022
International Student Data (ISD) form or proof of an eligible alternate visa.Thursday, July 15, 2021Monday, November 15, 2021Friday, April 1, 2022

Note that it may take up to five business days for the enrollment deposit payment to be received and processed. Please plan accordingly by paying in advance of the final deadline.