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Online Program Application Requirements

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School values diversity both in our applicants' academic backgrounds and life experiences. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and you must submit the following:

Online Application

A non-refundable application fee of $160 is required. You must contact an admissions counselor before you submit your application to determine if you are eligible for the waiver.



Statement of Purpose

At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, one of our goals is to advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Describe how your past and future professional endeavors align with this goal. In your response, be sure to discuss your career goals for the next three to five years and how a master's degree from Graziadio will help you attain them.


Provide a current resume and include a summary of your academic background and professional experience.

GMAT or GRE Scores (Optional)

GMAT or GRE scores are not required for any of our programs. However, if you are applying to either the online MBA or MS in Business Analytics program and wish to submit a score as additional evidence of your abilities, you may do so.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges or universities you’ve previously attended are required. These transcripts include (but are not limited to) transcripts from transfer institutions, college courses completed post bachelor degree (where credit was awarded), Study Abroad and college courses taken while in high school.

The official transcript(s) must be in English and issued electronically by the Registrar’s secured transcript provider (preferred). Electronic transcripts should be sent to the Admission Office at pgbs.admission@pepperdine.edu. If entering a recipient's email address is not an option, specify Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. 

  • Transcript Provider Instructions
    • Parchment: Select Pepperdine University – Graziadio Business School
    • National Student Clearinghouse: Student must provide delivery information
      • For electronic transcripts (preferred) - Enter Recipient Email Address: pgbs.admission@pepperdine.edu
      • For snail mail - Enter Recipient Address (see address below)


If electronic transcripts are not available, an official transcript from the Registrar in a sealed envelope can be mailed to: 

Graziadio School Admission Office
Pepperdine University
LOS ANGELES, CA 90045-9206

International Students: see the International Students webpage for translated, evaluated transcript information.

Letter of Recommendation (MBA Applicants Only)

Online MBA program applications must include at least one (1) letter of recommendation, preferably from a supervisor, professional colleague, or another individual who is able to provide a meaningful assessment of your intellectual, professional, and personal attributes. A maximum of two (2) letters of recommendation will be accepted.



Application Deadlines

Classes begin in January, May, and August. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed by the admissions committee on a rolling basis. To learn about future deadlines, please reach out to an admissions counselor.

You can submit your application for any upcoming cohorts. As upcoming cohort start dates approach, deadlines will be determined and posted here.



International Students and Non-Citizens/Non-Permanent Residents

International students and students who are not US citizens must submit the following application items by their cohort's deadline.

Important Deadlines for International Students and Non-Citizens/Non - Permanent Residents

Final deadline to submit completed International Student Data (ISD) form or proof of an eligible alternate visa.

Note that it may take up to five business days for the enrollment deposit payment to be received and processed. Please plan accordingly by paying in advance of the final deadline.