Suggested Examples:

  • “Online Programs”
  • “Business Degrees”
  • “Brandman Resources”
  • “Social Work”

Reasons to Believe (RTB)

Why Brandman - Sharing the Benefits


Regional Accreditation

BU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) Senior College and University Commission. This is the same level of institutional accreditation that most state and well known universities have.

  • Differences: 2 types of institutional accreditation: regional or national
    • Regionally accredited institutions are academically-oriented, typically leading to an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree.
    • Nationally accredited institutions are typically those that offer vocational, career, or technical programs.
  • Transferability:
    • Regional accreditation may assist you as you move forward in your education. Most schools accept transfer credits from regionally accredited universities.
    • Brandman University does not accept credits from nationally accredited institutions.

Program Accreditation

  • Social Work:
    • The MSW Program is regionally accredited by WASC and is in candidacy for professional accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The MSW Program anticipates earning initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in spring 2021. CSWE approved the program for candidacy status on March 11, 2019 and initial accreditation is anticipated in 2020/21. Pending CSWE’s awarding of initial accreditation at that time, students who enroll in the MSW Program during or after the 2018/2019 academic year will have earned accredited degrees.
    • Our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program received CSWE accreditation in 2016.
    • To review more accreditation information, please visit the Directory of Accredited Programs on the CSWE website and locate Brandman University on Page 7. You can also view the latest decision granted for Brandman’s MSW program here:
  • School of Education:
    • All programs hold NCATE accreditation, which is a prestigious, national, professional accreditation.
    • Credential Programs:
      • The fourth largest provider of teaching credentials among private/independent universities in California (or TOP 5)
      • Brandman Credential and Authorization Education programs are accredited by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
  • School of Nursing:
    • ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
    • CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy