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Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology is proud to deliver top-tier psychology programs to students all over the globe through a research-backed, student-first approach to online learning.

Our online psychology programs are designed to prepare purpose-driven individuals to inspire change and enrich lives in their organizations and communities—without having to relocate or put their commitments on hold.

GRE scores are not required to apply.

Pepperdine University was ranked #3 for online counseling master’s programs by OnlineU in 2020.1

Find Your Program

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Online

Designed for aspiring licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPC), this program prepares you to:

  • Provide therapy services for individuals, couples, and families.
  • Find placement and work with clients in or near your own community.
  • Pursue licensure as an LPC or LMFT in 24–36 months.

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Online

Designed for aspiring behavior analysts, the ABA program features an ABAI-verified course sequence that will prepare you to:

  • Work with individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Find placement and work with clients in or near your own community.
  • Graduate ready to apply behavioral concepts to real-world situations in 15–21 months.

Master of Arts in Psychology Online

Designed for professionals who want to gain a better understanding of the fundamental principles of psychology, the online Master of Arts in Psychology program will prepare you to:

  • Understand essential psychological theory to support organizations and/or pursue doctoral study.
  • Work in the psychology space without completing clinical training or working directly with clients.
  • Graduate with a broad understanding of human behavior and the fundamental principles of the psychology field in 18–24 months.

Why Online?

Train with faculty who are passionate and purpose-driven—just like you. Learn from celebrated faculty members, like Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, who are doing meaningful work both inside and outside of the classroom.

Stay connected to all things Pepperdine, anywhere, anytime. Our online campus is available on mobile, desktop, or tablet, so you can attend live classes, complete course work, catch up with classmates, or get in touch with faculty at any time.

Work with real clients in your own community. A placement specialist will help you secure in-person clinical training opportunities located close to home and tailored to your personal and professional goals. No clinical training is required for the Master of Arts in Psychology.

Join a global network of more than 20,000 alumni. Our community is making waves and driving real change all over the world—one client, initiative, or project at a time.

Feel supported at every step of your journey. Get answers to your questions in real time, from the moment you request information until graduation.


Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology values diversity both in our applicants’ academic backgrounds and life experiences. Values-driven individuals who want to transform into the best possible expression of themselves—and help others do the same—are encouraged to apply.

Classes begin in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admissions committee on a rolling basis. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Questions? We’re Here to Help.

Our admissions team is readily available to speak with you and offer support at every step of your application. Request more information and an admissions counselor will contact you.

1 2020 Best Online Master’s in Counseling Degrees (March 9, 2020). Retrieved from OnlineU November 9, 2020, from https://www.onlineu.com/degrees/masters-counselingarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference