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.
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.
The School of Education at Brandman University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. 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.
Brandman University's Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
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.
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 is currently in Pre-Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.
Pre-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 submitted an application to be reviewed for Candidacy. A program that has attained Pre-Candidacy has not yet been reviewed by the Commission on Accreditation or been verified to be in compliance with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. The Council on Social Work Education does not publicly disclose whether programs have currently attained Pre-Candidacy Status until they are granted Candidacy. Students who enter the program while it is still in Pre-Candidacy will not be recognized as attending a program in Candidacy unless the program attains Candidacy in the academic year in which those students enter.
The Candidacy Process is typically a three-year process and there is no guarantee that a program in Pre-Candidacy will eventually attain Candidacy or Initial Accreditation. 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 by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on 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 contact Accreditation.