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Public Policy at Pepperdine

Today's public leaders not only need to possess the tools of effective policy analysis, but they must understand how these policies will be accepted and sustained by a public. Pepperdine offers students that distinctively comprehensive curriculum, which contemplates that there is, indeed, a "public" in public policy – one that must be both involved and informed to form sustainable solutions.


Public Policy at a Glance


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Pepperdine's School of Public Policy takes a holistic approach to educating public leaders – one that combines cutting-edge policy analysis with the enduring principles found in classical literature and history.


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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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