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Pepperdine University was founded in 1937 as Pepperdine College in South Central Los Angeles, California. In the 1960s the school faced problems with its location and decided to move. In 1972 the school moved to its current location in Malibu, California and just a year earlier it had obtained University status by adding its Law School. Pepperdine University operates with the mission of being "committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership." The university is affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
Pepperdine University provides bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and is classified as a private, not for profit, four-year institution. The different academic schools are:
Frank R. Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management
The School of Law
The School of Public Policy
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology
For students with a hectic schedule, the university offers online courses for almost all of its degree programs, graduate and undergraduate.
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