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Tuition and Financial Aid

Master of Science in Human Resources

Earning your master's degree is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime: continuing your education is an investment in yourself.

The Graziadio School of Business and Management is dedicated to helping you explore the various ways to finance your education and to guide you through the financial aid process to help you meet your educational goals.

Tuition / Financial Aid

Full-Time Program Tuition

Tuition for the 39-unit Full-Time MS in Human Resources (MSHR) is $54,620.00 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Estimated tuition and fees listed below. Tuition increases are generally effective in the fall of each academic year. For more information on the cost of tuition, please contact us.

Other Costs

Application for admission $100
Registration and student activities fee $1,000
Business Society activity fee (per trimester) $40
Books and supplies $1,000 (per trimester, approximate)
Annual student health insurance (optional) $2,612
On-campus graduate housing (optional) $6,300 (per trimester, approximate)

Student Services Award

Students who prepay the first term tuition by the appropriate deadline will be awarded a 10% reduction in tuition for the first term only. The payment is non-refundable after the deadline and will not be reduced if students drop or withdraw from classes. The Student Services Award is available only to Full-time MSAF, MSGB, and MSHR students. Visit our community website to get more information about tuition payment methods.*

Total first term tuition:   $23,200
Student Services Award (10%):   -$2,320
Student payment:   $20,880*

*If a student is awarded a scholarship, the student payment should be the deduction of $20,880 by the amount of scholarship award for the term.


Financing Your Degree

You have several options to choose from when financing your degree. Potential funding sources and payment options for students to consider include:

Financial Aid

There are three main types of financial aid: Federal Direct Stafford loans, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, and alternative educational loans. To begin the financial aid application process, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year.


The Graziadio School offers a number of special scholarships for students meeting specific scholarship criteria. Awards are made annually according to established requirements and amounts may vary based on the availability of funds. For a list of scholarships, click here.

Company Reimbursement

Many companies offer full or partial tuition reimbursement for their employees. Check with your human resources department to determine what kind of education benefits are available. The University will allow a deferral of payment for students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employers and not receiving financial aid.

Payment Plans

The Graziadio School offers payment plans for your convenience. There are three options to consider – simple payment, two payment, and three payment options per trimester.

Veterans' Benefits

Pepperdine University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and assists students who have VA benefits. For more information regarding the GI Bill, post 9/11 benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and other VA benefits, click here.

Why Pepperdine?

On Your Time

Choose between full-time and part-time course options tailored to your schedule.

Strategic Lead

Classes are taught from the respective business disciplines as opposed to HR applied to business.

Values First

We champion values-centered leadership built around kindness and purpose.

Small Class Sizes

At Pepperdine, classes are kept small to ensure a personalized experience and collaborative learning environment.