Military and Public Service Professionals

Military and Public Service Professionals

Originally founded to serve the unique needs of military personnel and their families then expanding to serve all nontraditional students, Brandman University offers flexible and affordable degree-completion options. We have partnered with some of the top organizations for military and public service organizations to ensure you are getting the most out of your previous training.

Military and Public Service Professionals

Education Experiences in the Armed Services

Brandman has consistently been recognized as a military-friendly institution and was originally founded to meet the needs of military service members and their families. We offer competitive tuition and reduced military rates and participate in many of the top programs to help military active duty, veterans, spouses, and family members finance their education.

American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Evaluation

Students may earn credit for both military service and military coursework for academic credit using ACE guidelines. Military students are awarded 6 credits for military service. Based on ACE recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military, additional credits may be awarded. These credit recommendations appear on the service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST). Brandman will accept these credits which can articulate to a discipline, major, or emphasis area depending upon the ACE recommendation as to number of credits, discipline, and level.

Earn a Master’s Degree in Only 7 Classes

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree is unique program that builds upon the fundamentals taught in military leadership schools and enhances your professional perspective as you continue your career. Whether your goal is to advance through the ranks or attain a higher position in your field, the program’s curriculum exposes you to new leadership concepts and processes that are effective in both the corporate sector and your military career. Transfer up to 15 credits toward the MAOL degree. The opportunity applies to active duty, active reserve, and retired or former service members with the following experience:

  • Commissioned Officers
  • Senior NCOs who are E7 or above
  • Warrant Officers who are CWO2 and above

Available at select Brandman University campuses, including those located directly on base, or fully online, the MAOL degree was designed with military leaders in mind.

Peace Officers and Public Safety Training

International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI)

From the beginning, IPSLEI has focused on a vision of excellence in the exercise of leadership among all people in service to the safety of the public. IPSLEI members come from all walks of life but share a common purpose - to serve others.
Students who successfully complete the four IPSLEI courses identified below will receive 12 undergraduate units towards completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree within the School of Business and Professional Studies. Courses one, two, and three count towards a total of 9 units of special topics elective courses (OCLU 320- OLCU 320 Selected Topics in Organizational Leadership). Course four may be counted in lieu of OLCU 325, Leadership Skills Development Lab

The goals of these courses are to:

  1. Assist students in developing a personal philosophy of leadership and ethics
  2. Guide students in developing skills for leading others ethically
  3. Prepare students to act on opportunities for ethical organizational leadership
  4. Guide students through an in-depth exploration of ethics and the challenge of leadership

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

IPSLEI believes that through effective, realistic, and purposeful leadership dialogue and interaction among public safety personnel from all disciplines and at every level, we learn the true meaning of interoperability and create the safest environments for our organizations and communities. Brandman has proudly partnered with IPSLEI to award 15 general elective credits for successful completion of education and training received from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training for a Basic POST Certificate.