Pepperdine University Reviews of Master's in Psychology

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  • Reviewed: 3/14/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"I chose Pepperdine over other programs because of their reputation but have been incredibly disappointed. It's basically a diploma mill. All of my teachers have been adjunct, several are new graduates themselves with no teaching experience, no license, and little clinical or research experience. The MAP program does not prepare you for doctoral programs and several of my classes won't even transfer. I've only had three doctoral level professors and all of them graduated from Alliant. If you just want the degree and easy classes then enroll but if you want to earn a doctorate then Pepperdine is just a waste of time and money."
Julie Sumner
  • Reviewed: 3/13/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology is a small, but progressive program. The classes are innovative, and the instructors are genius and always willing to help. The diversity in the classes enriches your prospective and worldview."
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is a great school and a great program. I really enjoyed my experience getting my Master or Arts in Psychology. There were many opportunities to network with classmates and faculty. You definitely get a sense that the staff and faculty support their students."
Victoria B
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I loved my masters program at Pepperdine! My classes were no more than 10 students and I felt like my professors were always available to me when I needed extra help. Each class is so diverse and fosters such great discussion, enabling an immense amount of personal and professional growth."
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is a fantastic program. The faculty members are wonderful and the campus and classes are small. It provides lots of opportunity for networking and getting to know all of the staff, faculty and students. The classwork isn't very difficult but you will definitely learn a lot."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The MFT program at Pepperdine was fantastic. I had the opportunity to learn in a classroom and practicum setting. From that and the small, focused group setting, I learned valuable counseling and life lessons. The professors and staff are tremendous and bring a wide range of experience."
Eneyew Girma
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Well, it's not a cheap graduate program. Therefore, you must be sure what your career goals are before attending Pepperdine University. For the Clinical Program there are two options: Master's in Psychology or the Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in MFT. If you are absolutely sure you want to pursue a PsyD then the Master's in Psychology is the better option for you as it has not as many units."
Angela Dahiya
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"I feel like Pepperdine's Masters in Psychology program is beneficial in preparing students for doctoral degrees or work in the field of mental health. The professors provide ample guidance to students throughout the program and through the process of applying to doctoral programs as well."
Arturo Reyes
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Although i'm just beginning the program I think the major pro is that fact that they offer a lot of support to incoming grad students. I have never been put off when I ask a question. The con is simply that the grad programs are so expensive."
Andrea Payne
  • Reviewed: 9/12/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"I feel that the faculty at Pepperdine University have real world experience that is brought into the classroom. It is great to have a theory and application in all of my classes to be successful in the work place."
Leah Velador
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is for the GSEP program, MA in psychology. The program I have experienced so far is very informative and of high quality. The workload is reasonable from most professors. There is some unnecessary repetition of content in the required classes, especially research. This is unfortunate due to the high cost of each class."
Brittany Rizzo
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The atmosphere and professors at this campus are outstanding. They care about your education and want you to succeed. The only negative I would say is that it is a lot less social than undergraduate. At this campus you attend class and leave, so it is a bit harder to engage with others."
Jon Sorensen
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Career support is stellar. They spend tons of time with their students making sure they get a practicum site and job opportunities. On the other hand, some of the adjunct professors are really poor quality"
Peter Bippus
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pepperdine University offers satellite graduate campuses throughout Southern California, staffed with high caliber adjunct professors."
Erin McLean
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Overall I have been extremely pleased as a graduate student at Pepperdine University. The curriculum for my program is thorough, and extensive enough so that it ensures each graduate is well-versed in their field. The Pepperdine community/network is focused on fostering all students as best they can, and that atmosphere is easily identifiable on the campus. Also, the quality of academia at Pepperdine is well-known. Great things can be said about the faculty and staff as well, they are easily accessible and always willing to help in any facet. I am glad I have been given the opportunity to complete my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology & Marriage/Family Therapy at Pepperdine."
Laura Bejerano
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The learning environment is wonderful and so is the networking. However the program is expensive and that is a concern."
Leanne Mendoza
  • Reviewed: 5/7/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: Small classes, small faculty to student ratio, high level of faculty and staff support, high availability of classes, knowledgeable professors Cons: Cost"
Shima Patrick
  • Reviewed: 4/24/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"I feel very enriched so far into the first year of my graduate program at Pepperdine. The professors and experience have been amazing so far. Pepperdine is not cheap by any means but the reputation in brings I feel will benefit me in the future."
Renee Doe
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pepperdine has a GREAT program! I am so glad I chose this school!!"
Dashaun Gasque
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"So far, I have enjoyed my experience at Pepperdine because I believe they have a strong Career Services team at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology that do an amazing job to help student determine their future career plans based on one's interest. They have shaped my outlook on the program, but I feel as if there are some aspects of the program that could use some work to meet the needs of the students. Especially for those attempting to pursue careers outside of the normal route students take."