Master of Arts in Psychology

General

Program Description

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Pepperdine University offers its Master of Arts in Psychology program online, enabling students across the country to receive a Pepperdine graduate education without attending classes on campus. The online master’s in psychology program provides a comprehensive overview of psychology and allows students to develop the skills needed to assess personality and intelligence and treat mental and emotional disorders.

To earn their degree, students attend weekly online classes taught by Pepperdine faculty with diverse clinical expertise, complete intensive online coursework accessible through an online campus, and gain in-person experience volunteering at an agency near their community.

The curriculum introduces a range of psychotherapy techniques and offers insight into topics such as multicultural counseling and career development.

The program is designed for students who want to develop a thorough understanding of human behavior and psychological principles. While the online master’s in psychology program doesn’t prepare students for any specific license, it does prepare them to pursue further doctoral study or a career in the human services field.

Financial Aid

Financial aid, including loans and scholarships, is offered to assist students with funding Psychology@Pepperdine degree programs. Most Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) candidates apply for federal student aid.

Private education loans are available to students who require additional financial assistance, and students are also encouraged to seek outside scholarship funding.

Please note that some awards require that specific criteria be met for consideration.

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Last updated February 2019

About the School

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) provides innovative academic programs dedicated to building scholar-practitioners through hands-on learning. We shape individua ... Read More

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) provides innovative academic programs dedicated to building scholar-practitioners through hands-on learning. We shape individuals who will be catalysts for inspiration and change. Read less