Last Updated on December 28, 2022
Online Psychology Master’s Program
Pepperdine University’s online psychology master’s programs External link prepare students for meaningful careers in psychology, human services, and related fields through a values-based curriculum.
- The online Master of Arts in Psychology program from Pepperdine University provides a broad understanding of human behavior and practical knowledge of how psychological concepts can be applied within various professional settings. Students learn to assess personality and intelligence and treat mental and emotional disorders. The curriculum prepares graduates to pursue doctoral study or a career in the human services field.
- The online Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program from Pepperdine University educates students to work directly with individuals, couples, and families in need of therapeutic services. Students are prepared for licensure in California and several other states as licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) or licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC).See if the MFT program from Pepperdine offers LMFT or LPCC licensure path in your state External link .
- Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology offers an online Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology program that can be completed in under two years. The course sequence is verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and teaches students how to develop meaningful and positive change in behavior with clients who have autism or other developmental disorders. Upon completion of the program and all necessary experience hours, students will be prepared to sit for the board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) exam.
Weekly Live Classes:
Group discussions, evaluation of client-counselor interactions.
Asynchronous learning on track with your cohort.
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Master of Arts in Psychology
- Prepares students to pursue doctoral study or a career in human services
- No GRE Required
- Earn an online MA in Psychology program in as few as 18 months
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Prepare to become an LMFT or LPCC in several states
- No GRE Required
- Offered part time and can be completed in 11 sessions
Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology
- Prepare you to sit for the certification exam to become a BCBA
- No GRE Required
- Earn a master’s in ABA in as few as 18 months
Pepperdine Online Psychology Reviews
- 99 Reviews
- Malibu (CA)
- Annual Tuition: $55,892
Programs with 5+ Reviews
STUDENT & GRADUATE REVIEWS
- Reviewed: 8/10/2021
- Degree: MBA
“I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. LOOK ELSEWHERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET MUCH FOR THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY YOU’RE REQUIRED TO SPEND FOR THIS PROGRAM. SOME OF THE INSTRUCTORS ARE NOT EVEN QUALIFIED TO TEACH THE MATERIAL.”Lynn Williams
- Reviewed: 9/20/2019
- Degree: Psychology
“Pepperdine is an exceptional University. There isn’t a bad thing I can say about the school. During my time at Pepperdine I was apart of the Womens soccer team, which gave me a purpose while I was at school. From there I made life long friends and mentors, that I talk to bi-monthly. Pepperdine prides itself in have intimate class sizes that, the largest class being about 100 students, and that was something I really liked. I would always hear my friends from other school say they had auditoriums filled with 700+ student, and knowing myself I would have been lost in the shuffle. Pepperdine’s campus is also breath taking, the school is located across the street from the ocean and they always have events going on so you feel connected to the university and the community. Lastly, I want to note that the ac anemic advisors and professors are exceptional. while at Pepperdine I was originally a Sports Medicine major and half way through I decided to change to a Psychology major, the professors and advisors worked with me, got me on the right track and I graduated in 4 years.”Rhonda Williams
- Reviewed: 6/21/2019
- Degree: Education
“The courses offer small student to teacher ratios which allows the student to really engage with the instructor. The professors are really interested in learning about your career goals, research interests, and project ideas. The library staff is quite knowledgeable and can help you navigate the databases to find the right peer reviewed articles for your assignments. The course plan clearly outlined which courses were needed to earn the degree. The career counseling office staff helped me navigate the job hunt front and provided interview tips. The job fair also gave me an opportunity to meet representatives from many school districts and find the right career fit for me. The school is expensive so take the time to learn about your financing options.”Television & Film Student
- Reviewed: 4/7/2019
- Degree: Communications
“Pepperdine is a GREAT and WONDERFUL college! All of my professors were caring and passionate about the subjects that they taught and this translates into students who care and who are passionate about the subjects they study. The school strives for excellence, yet at the same time develops a balanced life. I can not recommend Pepperdine enough for college. Schedule a tour and get to meet some people, they are nice and welcoming.”Harout Markarian
- Reviewed: 9/7/2018
- Degree: MBA
“Pepperdine University is a great school with great resources and professors. all professors in the engineering department are very seasoned and have experience in the engineering industry. You will be getting real world experience and not just theoretical.”Elizabeth Waters
- Reviewed: 5/19/2018
- Degree: Psychology
“I loved my experience at Pepperdine University. At Pepperdine, I gained an education that prepared me for my graduate studies and challenged me in my intellectual development; I learned to ask better questions, to think deeply and critically, and to manage a variety of responsibilities at the same time. While all of this was valuable, the biggest takeaway from my Pepperdine experience was the community I developed. Through international programs, life in the residence halls, and my work as a Resident Advisor and on the Pepperdine Ambassadors Council, I developed friendships that will last a lifetime. I met people that had different views from me, and rather than alienate me, they challenged me to think deeply about why I believe what I believe and their influence ultimately made me a more informed and confident person. Pepperdine cultivates this strong community primarily through International Programs, which is ranked #1 in the world. Having studied in Argentina and London, I can attest to the superb nature of these programs and how they made me more globally minded, equipped me with a second language, and enhanced my personal development. On campus, the Great Books Colloquium contributed the most to my academic development, and I would recommend it to all students. I learned the most in my Great Books classes. I love Pepperdine, and I’d choose it again and again. Pepperdine is a Christian institution, and while this is apparent in Pepperdine’s administration and campus life, I never felt like the university was forcing any ideas on me. I always felt like I could express my views freely. Pepperdine is true to its mission; it equips you for purpose, service, and leadership in the great wide world after graduation. And the ocean view isn’t too shabby. Ayo Waves!”