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Preparing
#Wavemakers
in Policy and Politics
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See your future differently from here.

For an era marked by political polarization and distrust, the Pepperdine School of Public Policy prepares public leaders who can work across differences and across sectors to create sustainable policy solutions. We do this via America's unique graduate curriculum, balancing quantitative course work with rigorous study of the Great Ideas, equipping public leaders who analyze our toughest policy challenges historically and philosophically, as well as quantitatively. We call these kinds of leaders "Wavemakers"—those who seek ways to keep the "public" in public policy. Ready to be a Wavemaker?

Quick Facts

At Pepperdine University we believe in cross sector leadership where individuals can make a significant impact in the world and that a Master of Public Policy can be the first step.

  • 36%Employed in the public sector
  • 18%Employed in the private sector
  • 23%Employed in the nonprofit sector
  • 10%Post graduate / doctoral studies

Wavemaker Testimonials

Hattie Mitchell

I specifically chose Pepperdine because of the focus they put on taking what you learn in the program and applying it to improve society."

Founder, Crete Academy

Events

Why Liberalism Failed speakers

"Has Liberalism Failed?"

November 14, 2018 - Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the Woolsey fire.

Patrick Deneen,
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Ted McAllister,
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine School of Public Policy