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The Pepperdine School of Public Policy (SPP) stands committed to our founding principles in preparing the next generation of public leaders. Our unique liberal arts curriculum that balances the quantitative aspects of policy analysis with the study of applied history and philosophy continues to develop public leaders who consider their "moral sense" upon entering careers in the private sector, nonprofit and civic arenas, government, and academia.

Some of our most successful students are those who have graduated from or participated in respected social science programs and co-curricular fellowships. To recognize the rigor of these programs, we launched the Pepperdine Policy Partners Program - "P4" - making available admission and program benefits to P4 applicants:

All P4 applicants are eligible for:

  1. Pending review of program elements (and based on criteria set forth in the SPP Academic Catalog), the transfer of six (6) elective credits

  2. Pending review of program elements or other relevant substantial policy internship experience, waiver of the first term "Professional Development Requirement"
  3. An early class registration time for the first term of enrollment.

Applicants with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.7:

Applicants with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.2 and up to 3.7:

Applicants with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and up to 3.2:

  • Minimum 40 percent of tuition scholarship


As a P4 member, the School of Public Policy seeks your assistance in making prospective students in your network aware of these great benefits.

Currently participating P4 organizations include the Alumni (School of Public Policy) ReferralsAmerican Council of Trustees and AlumniAshbrook Center at Ashland UniversityAEI Values & Capitalism, Capitol Fellows Program, City Year CorpsCharles Koch Institute Educational ProgramsThe Claremont Institute Fellowship Programs, Claremont McKenna CollegeCollege Republican National CommitteeConcerned Women for AmericaCoro Southern California, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Members & Affiliates, CCCU American Studies ProgramDonald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program, The Fund for American Studies, Golden Key International Honour SocietyHeritage Foundation Young Leaders Program, Hertog Foundation, Institute for Humane StudiesIntercollegiate Studies InstituteJohn Jay Institute Fellows Programs, The Lincoln InstituteMatthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova UniversityNational Review Institute, Network of Enlightened Women (NeW)PragerFORCE, The Public Interest FellowshipPublic Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) ProgramRangel International Affairs Program, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and InstituteThomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program, the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, the University of Redlands Public Policy Program, Washington, DC Policy Scholars Program (School of Public Policy), and Young Americans for Liberty.

For more information on P4 and the School of Public Policy, please contact assistant dean of admission and program relations Carson Bruno