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State and Local Policy at Pepperdine: Where Things Happen

State and local policy at Pepperdine is about making communities better places to live. Learn more about our program at our website now!

School of Public Policy Alum Jeremy Wolf at a podium

How School of Public Policy Wavemakers are Impacting the World

Pepperdine School of Public Policy Wakemakers are making a change across the globe. Learn how, and how you can, too, at publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu now!

Dr. James Prieger writing on white board teaching School of Public Policy Student Aotian

What to Know About a Master of Public Policy Specialization in Applied Economic Policy

Pepperdine School of Public Policy offers a Master of Public Policy specialization in Applied Economic Policy. Learn more about this unique program now!

Viewpoint Diversity Blog

Why "Viewpoint Diversity" is so Important at Pepperdine SPP

Viewpoint Diversity is essential in shaping leaders. At the School of Public Policy, we seek to be a place where students can feel free to examine their own political opinions as they learn from others' perspectives.

School of Public Policy Alumni Aotian Zheng

An International Student's Perspective of Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Interested in attending the Pepperdine School of Public Policy? Discover an international MPP student’s perspective of our school at our blog now!

Ashley Trim Labosier giving a presentation

Revitalize Local Involvement with a Public Engagement Certificate

In an age where trust in government is at a low, local democracy needs leaders who can engage the public. Learn more about Pepperdine’s new certificate.

High-speed Rail

Focus California Policy Perspective--California's High Speed Rail Looks More Precarious than Ever

Carson Bruno (MPP '12), assistant dean and adjunct faculty at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, examines California's high-speed rail from a California-policy perspective.

Dean Peterson and SPP students - Give2Pepp Day 2019

Support SPP on Give2Pepp Day 2019

The Pepperdine School of Public Policy asks for your participation and support at this year's Give2Pepp Day, Pepperdine's annual 37-hour day of giving taking place on March 6, 2019.

cross sector leadership conference panelists

How Pepperdine's MPP Prepares Leaders in Government, Business, and Nonprofits

The School of Public Policy prepares cross-sector public leaders who work across differences and create sustainable policy solutions.

Hans Zeiger (MPP '09)

How a Pepperdine MPP Degree Prepares you for a Career in Elected Office

Hans Zeiger (MPP '09) shares how a Master of Public Policy degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy prepared him for a career in elected office.