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Pepperdine’s Online Master of Arts in Psychology Program

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology is proud to deliver a top-tier online Master of Arts in Psychology program to students all over the nation through a research-backed, student-first approach to online learning.

In as few as 18 months, you will be prepared to work in the human services field, support an organization, or pursue doctoral study in psychology—without having to relocate or put your commitments on hold.

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.
  • Learn core psychology concepts and interpersonal techniques you can apply immediately. You’ll attend weekly live classes and complete engaging course work on your own time in between classes. This program does not require any clinical training.
  • 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.

Curriculum

Our 36- to 48-unit curriculum teaches you core psychological concepts and introduces you to the theories clinical practitioners apply in real-world situations. As a student, you will explore mental and emotional disorders, conduct research, and evaluate methods as you learn how psychological principles can be used to assess personality and intelligence.

You will also have the opportunity to customize your plan of study to focus on the topics and areas that most interest you.

Career Outcomes

After earning your master’s degree in psychology, you can pursue doctoral study or pursue employment in a variety of roles, such as:

  • care coordinator
  • child development specialist
  • community outreach specialist
  • corporate recruiter
  • executive coach
  • grant writer
  • group facilitator
  • market research analyst
  • program manager/director
  • research assistant

Admissions

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.