Admission Requirements | MBA/MPP | Graziadio Business School | Pepperdine University

MBA/MPP Admission Requirements

For the Pepperdine joint MBA/MPP program, admission to both the Graziadio School and the Pepperdine School of Public Policy is required. We carefully consider each applicant's academic and career potential to assemble a diverse and inspiring MBA cohort. Our admissions teams will conduct a thorough evaluation of your credentials, scores, leadership qualities, and academic performance, as well as your extracurricular activities and interests.

Please review the MBA requirements below carefully and contact us with any questions so that we can help you apply your best to Pepperdine.

Application for Admission

Complete online Application for Admission

Start your application online today.

Pay the non-refundable $100 application fee.

Submit essay

Provide essay required with the submission of your online Application for Admission. Essay topic(s) are available on the application.

Submit resume

Provide a current resume required with the submission of your online Application for Admission.

One year minimum work experience is required for the MPP/MBA program.

Provide official GMAT or GRE scores

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years is required for admission.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

GMAT: 37B-BJ-56
GRE: 5996

Provide official English Proficiency Test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)

Applicants who earned their undergraduate/graduate degree(s) in a language other than English must submit the English Proficiency Test score taken within the last two years from one of the agencies listed below:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Contact: www.toefl.org or call (617) 671-2075.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE). Contact: usreco@pearson.com or call (323) 255-2771.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Contact: www.ielts.org or call (609) 921-9000.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

TOEFL: 7485
PTE: Not required
IELTS: Not required

Provide official transcripts

You must provide an official transcript with your posted bachelor's degree. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admissions Office. The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope prior to enrollment. If you have not completed your bachelor's degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.

Applicants who attended schools outside the United States are required to submit certified transcripts in English. Submitted transcripts must include a cumulative grade point average (GPA on a 4.0 scale, A = 4.0) that has been evaluated by a credentials service such as the World Education Services, Inc. at www.wes.org.

Mailing Address:
Graziadio School Admission Office
Pepperdine University
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Program Admission Information

  • Letters of recommendation are not required for the program.
  • The International Student Data (ISD) form and financial support documents are not required at the time of application.
  • Use one e-mail throughout the application process and all correspondence in order to ensure proper processing by Admissions. Be aware that @163.com and @126.com addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.

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Admission

Office of Admission

Pepperdine University
Graziadio School of Business and Management
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 568-5535
E-mail: GSBM.Admission@pepperdine.edu