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Change requires leadership and not just leadership in government, but also in the private and nonprofit sectors. For more than 25 years, the School of Public Policy has been preparing cross-sector leaders ready to make an impact. Start your journey to becoming a next-generation leader today.


Applications are now closed for international students. 

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Office of Admission
School of Public Policy
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263




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Non-US Citizen Applicants

Students who are not US Citizens may have additional admissions requirements and enrollment steps. Before your application can be considered complete and ready for review, an international application must include official transcripts from all educational institutions in which the applicant has received credit. These transcripts must be originals, contain the official university seal and signature of issuing university official, and be in both the language of instruction and in English. Additionally, the School of Public Policy requires a TOEFL minimum score of 95 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0 for non-U.S. Citizen applicants who did not receive their conferred bachelor's degree from an institution located in a du jure or de facto English-speaking nation. For more details on the admissions and enrollment requirements for non-US Citizen applicants, please review our International Applicant Admissions website.

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P4 and Other Admissions Perks

Are you eligible for admissions requirement waivers? The Pepperdine Policy Partners Program (P4) provides applicants associated with P4 network organizations, based on their undergraduate GPA, a range of admissions requirements waivers. Review the P4 network and benefits and connect with the Office of Admission to confirm your eligibility. Additionally, graduates of Pepperdine University Seaver College and government staffers with at least two years of working professionally at the local, state, and federal level enjoy a standardized test requirement waiver. Connect with the Office of Admission to confirm your test waiver.