Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Pepperdine School of Public Policy online Master of Public Policy and Leadership and certificate programs. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, contact your enrollment advisor and schedule a time to talk that’s convenient for you.

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Admission Requirements

Are the online Master of Public Policy and Leadership program and related certificates available in all states?

Students from 43 states may apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s online Master of Public Policy and Leadership and certificate programs. Please visit the State Authorization page for more information.

What are the admission requirements for the online Master of Public Policy and Leadership program and related certificates?
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • 95 TOEFL, IELTS 7.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience
  • 1 letter of recommendation 
  • Personal statement and a moral/ethical dilemma essay
  • Transcripts
When can I apply?

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy offers three intakes per year to accommodate our professional students’ active schedules: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

How do I start my application?

When you’re ready, visit this page to start your application. You may also schedule an appointment with an enrollment advisor to talk through the application process and ask any questions you may have.