Online Master's in Psychology Programs from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

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Become a Catalyst for Inspiration and Change

Since its founding in 1971, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) has been an innovative learning community where faculty and students of diverse cultures and perspectives work collaboratively to foster academic excellence, social purpose, and meaningful service.

Today, that innovative learning community and our top-tier psychology programs are available to students all over the globe through our research-backed, student-first approach to online psychology education. We invite you to learn more about our online psychology programs, designed to prepare students everywhere to inspire change and enrich lives in their organizations and communities.

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GSEP by the Numbers

20,000+

Alumni leading with purpose

44,000

Hours of psychotherapy provided

1,100+

People served in our clinics each year

Find Your Online Psychology Master’s Degree Program

We offer a breadth of degree programs and specialized areas of interest.

Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our online ABA program prepares students to develop a deep understanding of behavior analysis and the modern techniques used to recognize, assess, and treat human behaviors. Our ABAI-verified course sequence features concepts and principles of ABA, assessment procedures, and applications of ABA for behavior change. The program can be completed in as few as 15–21 months.

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ABA program

Online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology


Our online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program is designed for students who want to serve individuals, couples, and families as a counselor or marriage and family therapist. Graduates will be prepared to pursue licensure as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) or a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPC) upon graduation. The program can be completed in 24–36 months.

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Clinical Psychology program

Online Master of Arts in Psychology


Our Master of Arts in Psychology program is designed for students who want to gain a thorough understanding of human behavior and psychological principles. Students are prepared to take the next step in a human services field, advance in a related field, or pursue doctoral study in psychology. The program can be completed in as few as 18–24 months.

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Psychology program

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Our Faculty: Passionate and Purpose-Driven

GSEP faculty members are renowned practitioners in their fields who are passionate about their work and their students. Our professors teach because they want to—not because they have to—and they see sharing knowledge, mentoring students, and enriching lives as not just work, but a noble pursuit and responsibility.

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, associate professor, ordained minister, psychologist, author, host of the Homecoming podcast, and recipient of the Sarah Allen Research on the Status of Black Women Award.

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Prepare for What’s Next

At GSEP, we work closely with our current students and alumni as they pursue meaningful career outcomes. Students have access to a number of Pepperdine career resources, including one-on-one career advising, Pepperdine student and alumni job boards, and a complimentary 15-month membership to LinkedIn Premium Career, which provides direct access to recruiters, salary insights, and more.

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On-Campus Psychology Master's Programs

The Psychology Masters programs at Pepperdine GSEP empowers you for personal growth and service. Change lives as a marriage and family therapist, clinical psychologist, or applied behavior analyst. Extensive practicum experience is offered through a scholar-practitioner model. Whether you're looking for a full time program or need the flexibility as a working professional, Pepperdine's Psychology Programs offers a degree for you. Pursue your passion and purpose at Pepperdine GSEP.

Clinical Training in Your Community

Clinical training is an essential component of our online ABA and online master’s in clinical psychology programs. Our dedicated placement team will work with you to find and secure Pepperdine-approved practicum and internship opportunities, where you can observe professionals in the field and gain direct experience working with clients in or near your own community.

Serving the Greater Good for More Than 40 Years

For the last 49 years, Pepperdine has empowered students to transform themselves, and others, into the best possible expression of themselves. That legacy is alive today more than ever, as we help students all over the globe gain the skills they need to achieve personal fulfillment, lead with purpose, and make a lasting impact in the lives and communities they serve.

Together, we will dig deeper to reach higher than ever before.”


Helen Easterling Williams, EdD,
Graduate School of Education and Psychology Dean

Helen Easterling Williams, EdD

We look forward to the next 40 years of psychology education the Pepperdine way: with purpose, service, and leadership.

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