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At the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, students learn from real policy practitioners in order to become well-rounded and successful leaders. We use a unique curriculum that melds empirical analysis with qualitative reasoning to prepare students for impactful careers on either side of the aisle.

Our Master of Public Policy program...

  • is perfect for those on the path towards a PhD as well as those looking for impactful careers in politics and policy.
  • prepares you for careers in foreign service, think tanks, nonprofit and government leadership.
  • offers unique specializations and joint degree opportunities.
  • is located in the heart of beautiful Malibu, California, and offers one of the best learning experiences in the country.
  • is a top 10 graduate policy program in the West, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.


Hattie Mitchell - Pepperdine University

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

— Dr. Hattie Mitchell (MPP '12), Founder, Crete Academy

Hans Zeiger - Pepperdine University

"The program at Pepperdine helped me to think in a structured way about public policy, giving me the tools to be an effective legislator. Understanding the foundational aspects of our democracy and having a framework for deliberation are critical to making a meaningful impact as an elected official."

— Hans Zeiger (MPP '09), Washington State Senator, 25th District

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