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Pepperdine University

12 months
61540 USD/year
61540 USD/year
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Religion from Pepperdine University is offered in five specializations: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Ministry, and Christian Thought. These programs are designed for those who wish to pursue doctoral degrees or who seek teaching positions in public and private schools.


Religion from Pepperdine University classes are offered at a variety of times to accommodate those students currently serving in full-time ministry positions. We offer small class sizes providing an intimate learning environment in which graduate students develop close relationships with mentoring faculty who are leaders in their disciplines.

Graduates with Religion from Pepperdine University will be able to:

  • Evaluate the primary literature, critical methodologies, and secondary literature of a specialized field of religious study.
  • Utilize a foreign language relevant to one's chosen field of specialization. 
  • Competently illustrate the influence of other areas in the study of religion on one's chosen field of specialization.
  • Communicate coherently in professionally competent written form (following a standard style guide) and in effective oral form on matters related to one's chosen field of specialization.
  • Complete and defend a thesis documenting proficiency in all the desired outcomes listed above.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Interpretation 
  • Old Testament 
  • New Testament
  • Christian history 
  • Christian thought 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Preference is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Application and Application Fee
  • Essays
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Resume
  • All students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Malibu Beach

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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