Graduate School of Education and Psychology Celebrates Two Milestones in Awarding Doctoral Degrees

April 19, 2012  | 1 min read

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology—currently the only school of Pepperdine granting doctoral degrees—is celebrating the 30th anniversary of first conferral of the EdD degree and 25th anniversary of the doctor of psychology in clinical psychology program.

“I can recall the excitement 21 years ago when we first learned that our PsyD program received its accreditation from the American Psychological Association. We were gratified at the time to achieve that milestone, and we are even more gratified to reflect upon the hundreds of outstanding psychologists who have now graduated from our program,” says Robert deMayo, associate dean of the psychology division. “The true indicator of our program’s success is not the high demand for our program, which increases with every year, but rather the amazing things our graduates have gone on to achieve in their communities.”

GSEP as a whole is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Friends, students, alumni, and staff will gather to celebrate these special milestones on October 19, 2012, at the annual Celebration of Excellence scholarship dinner. Reunions for specific programs will be organized by program chairs, giving alumni an opportunity to reconnect and network with faculty and peers.