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 of Social Work program anticipates pre-candidacy status from the Council on Social Work Education in early 2018, candidacy status during the 2018-19 academic year, and initial accreditation status during the 2020-21 academic year. Candidacy is typically a 3-year process. It indicates that the program is progressing towards accreditation and provides reassurance about the quality of a social work program. Attaining candidacy does not guarantee that a program will eventually attain initial accreditation. Pending CSWE's approval of candidacy status during the 2018-19 academic year and initial accreditation during the 2020-21 academic year, students who enter Brandman’s MSW program during or after the 2018-19 academic year will be recognized as having graduated from a CSWE-accredited program. At present, the Master of Social Work program is not accredited by CSWE, and its future CSWE standing is not guaranteed.

Accreditation of a baccalaureate or master’s social work program by the Council on Social Work Education’ Commission on Accreditation indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of program quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited program has sufficient resources to meet its mission and goals and the Commission on Accreditation has verified that it demonstrates compliance with all sections of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

Accreditation 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 visit the CSWE Accreditation Web page.

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