Application Checklist

Applicants for Accounting:

This program is open only to current Seaver College undergraduate students. All other applicants please go directly to http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/masters-degrees/

  1. Application and Application Fee:

    Please complete the online application for graduate admission and submit the $100 application fee.
  2. Official Transcripts:

    Submit one official transcript from each institution you have attended (including extension work). You do not need to submit an official transcript from Seaver College. Please note: International transcripts, including all key information, must be translated into English.
  3. Letters of Recommendation:

    Submit three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or mailed to the address below. Two recommendations should be academic and one should be personal. The personal reference may be from an employer, minister or friend who is not related to you.
  4. GRE or GMAT

    The GRE or GMAT is a requirement of admission. Official scores should be sent directly to Pepperdine University. Please note that when scheduling the exam, official scores will not reach us until approximately four weeks after you request they be sent. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores will be reviewed for tests taken within the last five years.

Applicants for American Studies, Communication and Religion:

  1. Application and Application Fee:

    Please complete the online application for graduate admission and submit the $65 application fee.
  2. Essays:

    You will be asked to submit a personal statement and a brief essay regarding your goals as a graduate student.
  3. Official Transcripts:

    Submit one official transcript from each institution you have attended (including extension work). Please note: International transcripts, including all key information, must be translated into English.
  4. Letters of Recommendation:

    Submit three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or mailed to the address below. Two recommendations should be academic and one should be personal. The personal reference may be from an employer, minister or friend who is not related to you. American Studies applicants' letters of recommendation should include one from a principal or division chair, one from a co-worker, and one personal recommendation.
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

    The general test is a requirement of admission. Official scores should be sent directly to Pepperdine University (Institution Code R4630) from the Educational Testing Services. For further information regarding times, fees, and places where exams will be given, contact GRE-ETS, P.O.Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08641 or www.ets.org/gre Please note that when scheduling the exam, official scores will not reach us until approximately four weeks after you request they be sent.

    American Studies applicants may substitute CSET and CBEST scores for consideration.
  6. Academic Writing Sample:

    Please submit a senior thesis, research paper or critical essay which uses the standard citation and bibliographic format appropriate to your academic discipline.
  7. Resume:

    Please submit a current resume.

Applicants for Media Production

  1. Application and Application Fee:

    Please complete the online application for graduate admission and submit the $65 application fee.
  2. Essays:

    You will be asked to submit a personal statement and a brief essay regarding your goals as a graduate student.
  3. Official Transcripts:

    Submit one official transcript from each institution you have attended (including extension work). Please note: International transcripts, including all key information, must be translated into English.
  4. Letters of Recommendation:

    Submit three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or mailed to the address below. Two recommendations should be academic and one should be personal. The personal reference may be from an employer, minister or friend who is not related to you.
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

    The general test is a requirement of admission. Official scores should be sent directly to Pepperdine University (Institution Code R4630) from the Educational Testing Services. For further information regarding times, fees, and places where exams will be given, contact GRE-ETS, P.O.Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08641 or www.ets.org/gre Please note that when scheduling the exam, official scores will not reach us until approximately four weeks after you request they be sent.
  6. Resume:

    Please submit a current resume.
  7. Creative Work:

    Please provide a link to a website where your creative work can be viewed. These may be written papers, scripts, audio, visual, or digital productions, advertising or public relations campaign materials, news or feature articles, etc. In addition to the link to your creative portfolio, please upload a brief explanation of your specific role in creating each of the portfolio items. For example, if you were the cinematographer and writer, please state this.

Applicants for Nutritional Science Certificate Program - Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (NSCP-ISPP)

  1. ACEND Policies:

    ACEND policies for ISPP allow the following individuals to apply:

    1. Graduates who did not match with DICAS in the past 5 years but possess a DPD verification statement.
    2. Individuals holding a doctorate degree with a verification statement from an accredited DPD program.
  2. Application and Application Fee:

    Please complete the online application for graduate admission and submit the $65 application fee.
  3. Essays:

    You will be asked to submit an essay in 1000 words or less with specific topics that must be included in the essay. Refer to the application form for details.
  4. Official Transcripts:

    Submit one official transcript from each institution you have attended (including extension work). Please note: International transcripts, including all key information, must be translated into English. You are to include DPD courses as approved by verification statement in each college you attended.
  5. Letters of Recommendation:

    Submit three letters of recommendation. Of the three recommendations, one recommender should be from an employer/supervisor, and one from the DPD director.
  6. Experience:

    You are to list experience related to dietetics, and pertaining to the NCSP program in the last five years. Details to be included are: Employer, Position, Start-End Dates, Hours per week and Paid or Volunteer.
  7. Verification Statement and DPD Requirement:

    1. You must have completed your DPD requirements before beginning the program. A verification statement is required for full admission.
    2. To be eligible for an ISPP you must provide written confirmation of an attempt to match through DICAS D&D matching system.
  8. Resume:

    Please submit a current resume.

Applicants for Screen and Television Writing

  1. Application and Application Fee:

    Please complete the online application for graduate admission and submit the $65 application fee.
  2. Official Transcripts:

    Submit one official transcript from each institution you have attended (including extension work). Please note: International transcripts including all key information must be translated into English.
  3. Letters of Recommendation:

    Submit three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or mailed to the address below. Two recommendations should be academic and one should be personal. The personal reference may be from an employer, minister or friend who is not related to you.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

    The GRE is not mandatory for this degree program; however, it is highly recommended and may be influential in the decision-making process for admission to the program.
  5. Three Essays:

    Personal Statement, Goals as a Graduate Student, and Statement of Intent and Purpose for Writing as a Vocation: In addition to the personal statement as well as an essay regarding goals, applicants are required to write a Statement of Purpose and Intent for Writing as a Vocation. This third essay should address the applicant's sense of vocation within the context of Pepperdine's Mission Statement.
  6. Resume:

    Please submit a current resume. Include writing credits or other relevant experience.
  7. Script Writing Sample:

    The writing sample may be a television script or a feature screenplay and should follow standard formatting practices, 25 page minimum. Excerpts or complete scripts are both acceptable. No plays, poems, essays, creative nonfiction, fiction or journalistic work. Please include this in your application when submitting your attachments.

Seaver College Students:

Seaver graduates and current students are not required to send us a hard copy of your degree posted transcript.

International Students Only

  1. All students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum total score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (iBT version) is required. Information concerning this test in your country is available from TOEFL, Educational Testing Services, Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.A. Phone: (609) 921-9000.
  2. Fill out and submit the confidential International Student Data Form. and attach the requested documentation.
Please mail all supplemental materials to:

Leslie Seah
Program Manager, Special Academic Programs
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263-4280

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