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Public Policy at Pepperdine

At Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy, graduate students explore how leadership effects positive change. Our Malibu campus is located just 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles - an incubator of fresh ideas and real-world challenges.


Public Policy at a Glance


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Founded in the Church of Christ tradition, Pepperdine University puts the student's character at the heart of the educational enterprise. We believe a sense of purpose is an integral part of a great career.


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Our leadership and administrative staff are dedicated to serving in an environment that nurtures leaders.


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Dean's Report

Our Dean's Report newsletter is published biannually and highlights the semester's distinguished lectures, faculty updates and research, student scholarship, alumni notes, and other special events and news. View the most recent issue.

James E. Prieger

Faculty Highlight

James E. Prieger

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Professor Prieger is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. His research on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on retail firms drew notice from Forbes.  Learn more

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Our Campus

Where Your Views Meet Our View

Our stunning southern California campus is located in the coastal community of Malibu, California, and has been named the most beautiful campus in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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