Palm Desert Campus
Higher Education in Palm Desert
The Brandman campus in Palm Desert, California, was established in 1979 to bring educational programs to the 29 Palms Marine Corps. Base. Located in the Coachella Valley, this college campus is close to the Palm Springs resort area and is home to thousands of senior “snowbirds” that relocate from cold weather regions during the winter months.
Today, Brandman is open to all students and provides year-round sessions, flexible formats, personal coaching, scholar-practitioner faculty and an exceptional education value. For 24/7 answers regarding tuition, financial aid, transfer credits and more refer to the admissions section or call (800) 746-0082 weekdays, during regular office hours.
Degrees & Programs
Fields of study offered at the Palm Desert campus include psychology, social work, sociology, applied studies, liberal studies, criminal justice, legal studies, business administration, education and more. Our classes are offered in a blended format which combines the convenience of online classes with the practical application experience that one gets by attending an on-campus course.
Most of our classes hold an on-campus session once a week while all other coursework is done online. Students have the benefit of in-person interactions with professors and classmates without interfering with work schedules.
Welcome to the Palm Desert Campus
We’re located in the center of the Coachella Valley. After 38 years, PDC continues to provide adult learners with the opportunity to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees/credentials in this desert region. Each academic term, more than 200 students enroll while working full-time. The majority of our students are the first in their families to attend a university. They seek a quality learning experience that is affordable and offers the flexibility of an 8-week course schedule. The campus provides student support services that are offered face-to-face and virtually with professional and dedicated staff. The students have consistently rated faculty at the highest level of teaching effectiveness. PDC is a wonderful small campus, where students succeed.
Meet with your academic advisor to develop an education plan for the year. Once you have your plan in place, work with a One Stop specialist who will assist you with the financial aid process.MEET OUR TEAM