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Military & Veterans

Brandman University was born in 1958 when Chapman University, one of California's oldest, most prestigious, nonprofit institutions, opened a campus at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to serve the specific needs of military students. 

Why Brandman University is the Right Fit

  • Brandman participates in the Principles of Excellence program
  • 46 credits for military experience (plus credit for CLEP & DSST)
  • Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers (CWO2+), and Senior NCO's (E7+) can earn a Masters in Organizational Leadership in only 7 classes
  • Military Services staff ready to serve
  • High graduation/success rates, low loan default rates

What People Say About Us

Military friendly gold award 


Brandman University is the only California institution to achieve a 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School Gold ranking by VIQTORY, an organization that connects the military community with civilian opportunity.

US News and World Report Best Online Bachelor's program for Vets


Ranked for seven consecutive years (2013-2019) as one of the best online bachelor's degree programs that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

Best for Vets award


Brandman is the highest ranked private institution in California in its category and the second highest overall in California. Nationwide, Brandman ranked 15th.

A legacy of military education. A heritage of academic excellence.

Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans, Brandman is a private, nonprofit university and regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.


Active Duty

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Spouses & Dependents

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Education Benefits

Students can utilize the various Chapters of the GI Bill® to pay for tuition. Learn about specific education benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill, MGIB-AD, VR&E, MGIB-SR, REAP & DEA.

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As a veteran, I definitely encourage other veterans to seek out what services the school offers. And even if you don't think you can qualify for the advantage, at least ask. It's not accepting a handout. It's encouraging other members in the military to take part in the program.
Chris S. | BA, Organizational Leadership,
I’m over the moon that staff there made it so easy, and I learned so much that I could apply to my work right now. I improved myself in leadership competencies and it’s made me a much better leader for the Department of the Navy.
Michele R. | BA, Organizational Leadership,

I don't know that there is a more significant role that was played in my mental health rather than Brandman. With recent studies and reports of veteran suicide rates on the rise, giving us relationships with other with similar backgrounds and giving us a purpose and belonging, will go a long way in reducing this number.

Zane S. | MBA,

At Brandman I was offered a smart pen and an ipad. These were assisted technology for people with memory problems to help them excel and do well in school.

Jason | MBA,

Next Steps

An education is a significant investment in your future. At Brandman, we want every student to prosper and have the right financial support they need during this important time in their lives. 

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Veteran Resource Center

Providing Brandman's military and Veteran students opportunities for connection and support

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