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Pepperdine University

36 months
1810 USD/credit 39820 USD/year
1810 USD/credit 39820 USD/year
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Divinity from Pepperdine University is a three-year professional program designed to prepare recipients for various ministries in the church, and to provide the required educational experiences for those applying for D.Min. and Ph.D. programs.


Divinity from Pepperdine University curriculum provides insight into all the religious disciplines as a backdrop for varied ministries or later research specializations.

Graduates with Divinity from Pepperdine University will be able to:

  • Interpret biblical texts critically and competently, explaining the meaning of a given text within applicable contexts and its significance in pertinent streams of current research.
  • Analyze major and distinctive teachings of the Christian faith, critiquing leading perspectives through the centuries regarding core beliefs and practices and how these compare with other religions, philosophies, or competing worldviews.
  • Explore major historical developments of Christianity, especially – but not solely – in the West, discerning internal and external factors that have shaped it in various cultures.
  • Apply and evaluate current methods for incorporating the teachings of a faith – especially the Christian faith – into the lives of individuals in a faith community, beginning with oneself.
  • Communicate coherently in professionally competent written form (following a standard style guide) and in effective oral form on matters of religion, illuminating historical, theological, and pastoral implications for contemporary societies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 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

    39820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    39820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 36 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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