UMass Global FAQ's
Once approved, Brandman would change its name to UMass Global in 2021. As UMass Global, the university would extend Brandman’s best-in-class programs to nontraditional students who live in Massachusetts and nationwide.
A special message about UMass Global from Chancellor Gary Brahm
I am pleased to share the good news that Brandman University and the University of Massachusetts are one step closer to forming a strategic partnership. By coming together, the two institutions will leverage the others’ relationships, skills, and expertise to deliver superior online and blended higher education opportunities for working adults throughout the nation. Once approved, Brandman would change its name to University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) in 2021.
As UMass Global, the university would extend Brandman’s best-in-class programs to nontraditional students who live in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Enhancing our capacity to serve students on the East Coast would complement our already-strong presence along the West Coast. We believe that an affiliation with UMass is in the best interest of the students we serve. By working together, we could enhance Brandman’s ability to expand upon its reputation for offering innovative academic programs and delivering positive outcomes for nontraditional students.
As UMass Global, we would remain the same university our students know and love. Our focus on high-quality programs for active-duty military, veterans, working adults, and other nontraditional students with busy schedules would remain steadfast. Once approved, Brandman University would leave the Chapman University System to affiliate with UMass and change its name to UMass Global. At this time, new members would be appointed to the Board of Regents to guide the university to even higher levels of success.
We look forward to bringing you more information over the coming months as this exciting relationship between Brandman and UMass progresses. For more information, please see the FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Questions
As updated on March 10, 2021
Would Brandman maintain its essential character?
Yes. The University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) would remain the institution the Brandman community knows and loves. It would have the same chancellors, academic and student support leaders, faculty, and staff. As UMass Global, the university would extend Brandman’s best-in-class programs to nontraditional students who live in Massachusetts and elsewhere.
The university would keep its campuses, on-base sites, and offices in California, Oregon, and Washington when a new Board of Regents is installed. Locations are subject to change based on student needs and other considerations.