Graduate Admission


Make Sure You Meet Our Admission Requirements

To apply for graduate admission, you must fulfill one of the following admission options. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

  1. Option One
    • A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential.
  2. Option Two
    • A GPA between 2.5 - 2.99 (MAE/MAT requires 2.75-2.99) calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential
    • A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT, CSET, or MAT)
  3. Option Three
    • An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  4. Option Four
    • Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain the following:
      • Writing samples that show graduate level communication and analytical skills
      • Detailed resume showing professional development, achievements, awards, and professional recognition
      • Letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work
      • Letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the discipline requested

Submit a Graduate Application for Admission

When applying, please make sure you complete all required sections of the application.

The application is for use of all applicants to Brandman University Graduate Programs so applicants should check for additional requirements and forms that may be required for the program to which you are applying.

If you need further accommodations to complete the application, please register with the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services.


Complete Any Required Graduate Level Examinations

For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please view our Brandman University Catalog.

Request that your official test scores be sent to:
Brandman University
ATTN: Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

For your convenience in registering for a graduate exam, please refer to the following.

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examinations): or 1-800-473-2255
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): or 1-800-462-8669
  • MAT (Millers Analogies Test): or 1-800-622-3231. California Coast University in Santa Ana, CA is a test site. For a testing appointment, please call 714-547-9625 extension: 1201.
  • The CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers) and the SSAT (Single Subject Assessment for Teaching): or 1-800-205-3334.

Send Us Your Official Transcripts & Additional Documentation

In order to process your application, the Office of Admission must receive official transcripts from ALL the baccalaureate degree granting institution and institutions where post baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university is considered a violation of academic integrity.

An official transcript is one sent directly from the institution of record to Brandman University in a sealed envelope or submitted electronically to Brandman University from the institution of record.   A transcript issued to the applicant MAY be accepted if it is delivered in the official unopened and sealed envelope from the institution of record.

Please be aware that only credits from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted as transfers within the United States. International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts and follow the guidelines in Information for International Students and Applicants with Foreign Documents.

Transcript Ordering Guideline

After your application has been submitted, additional required document(s) can be sent in the following ways:

  • Mail:
    Brandman University
    ATTN: Office of Admission
    16355 Laguna Canyon Road
    Irvine, CA 92618
  • Email:
  • Fax: (866) 659-1143


To avoid delays in processing it is important that you submit ALL documents as soon as possible. Once all documents have been received, your application will be evaluated and you will be notified by mail of our admission decision.