All Brandman University programs are accredited by WSCUC, assuring that the University meets quality standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. Explore the additional program and professional accreditations Brandman holds.

Regional Accreditation

WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Brandman University is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The WSCUC Senior College and University Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid. All programs offered by Brandman University are encompassed by this regional accreditation.


Professional Accreditations

NCATE LogoNational Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The School of Education at Brandman University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE),  This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs that are offered at the following Brandman campuses in California: Antelope Valley, Culver City, Fairfield, Hanford, Irvine, Menifee, Modesto, Monterey, Oceanside, Ontario, Palm Desert, Riverside, Roseville, San Diego, Santa Maria, Travis AFB, Victorville, Visalia, Walnut Creek, and Yuba City. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.



CTC LogoCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)

Brandman University's Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.




Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.



Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Brandman University's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Brandman University's Master in Social Work has achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Candidacy for a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation indicates that it has made progress toward meeting criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. A program that has attained Candidacy has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the compliance standards set by the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, but has not yet demonstrated full compliance.

Students who enter programs that attain Candidacy in or before the academic year in which they begin their program of study will be retroactively recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program once the program attains Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is typically a three-year process and attaining Candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain Initial Accreditation. Candidacy applies to all program sites and program delivery methods of an accredited program. Accreditation provides reasonable assurance about the quality of the program and the competence of students graduating from the program.

For more information about social work accreditation, you may contact Accreditation.

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