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Annual Tuition: $12,480

60% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
55% of students said they would recommend this school to others
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A. Rubio

Reviewed: 4/24/2023

Degree: Teaching

I was really happy when I was in my Masters program at Umass (Masters in Education). It was a great experience. However, when I went back to school to take course through the extended learning department it became a complete nightmare. I honestly can not remember every terrible little thing that happened but some of the highlights include Umass writing me that my course was graded and then not putting in on my transcript. Another terrible highlight is when I paid additional money for units and they... Read More

CTEL Program Umass Global

Reviewed: 12/1/2022


I applied for my CA CLAD credential in March 2022. Here we are in December and still waiting. This is AFTER I spent over $2,000 and took 12 units with them the year prior and submitted a portfolio with them. Every time I call it goes to voicemail. Great work.

Just a notch above a diploma mill

Reviewed: 10/20/2022

Degree: Liberal Arts

The school will essentially accept anyone that can get a student loan and fog a mirror. You will not be prepared for any career and job placement and alumni network is essentially nonexistent. Go somewhere else. If you just want or need a paper with your name on it from an accredited school than give it a shot. Don’t expect this school to prepare you for the workforce.

Social work student

Reviewed: 10/4/2022

Degree: Social Work

If you are looking for masters in social work look somewhere else or have zero expectations. Most professors and the people in the internship department including the director and the assistant do the bare minimum. Make sure to find your own internship, they have no links to any agencies. Very unorganized and unprofessional.


Reviewed: 8/24/2022

Degree: Business

One Stop Specialists and financial aid people are a complete joke and pretty sure they have no idea what they are doing most of the time. Incapable of answering questions same day lucky if you get an answer within a week. This college will do anything to keep your federal financial aid for as long as they can including erasing previous work that you mastered and telling you a month later you have to redo it because they had technical issues even when you have proof that class was completed and will... Read More

Jacob Nicholas Fincher

Reviewed: 8/15/2022

Degree: Teaching

I am missing out on a job because the credentialing department cannot get its act together. Everyone works from home so you can only contact them through email. When you do email it takes weeks for them to get back to you. When they do get back, they do not answer your questions. If you are looking to become a teacher do yourself a favor and go to APU or GCU you will be much happier.


Reviewed: 4/5/2022

Degree: Counseling

I did the Masters in counseling with a PPS Credential, for school counseling program. When it said that I was getting a Master's in counseling I thought it would qualify me to continue to go on to get Licensed as a clinical counselor after the program. However that is not the case with this program! This program is great if you want only the PPS Credential. I have to take a whole other masters if I want to work specifically in mental health with students. Because schools are hiring LPCCs and MFTs... Read More

Andrea Sanchez

Reviewed: 3/1/2022

Degree: Business Administration

I began this journey in 2018, with Brandman University. I am now in the home stretch, with UMASS Global. I am an older adult learner who was petrified to be back at school. And yet to my surprise, I was learning so much and enhancing the knowledge I already had. I feel the instructors/professors are all very knowledgeable, professional, willing to help all students. I did find myself researching a lot of things when I did not fully understand something, YouTube was my best friend, mostly because... Read More

James G

Reviewed: 9/2/2021

Degree: MBA in Human Resources

I completed both my under graduate and a Master’s program in just under 3 years. This school is a joke, every class was a cake walk. The VA paid my way through because they were a very cheap way to go. I suggest to stay away especially if you want a quality education and knowing they are renaming their school


Reviewed: 7/9/2021

Degree: Business Administration

I am surprised to see so many low reviews for Brandman. I am almost finished with the MBA program and have had an overall great experience with it. It's great for people who work full time and need to take classes at their own pace. Granted online schooling isn't the same (in my opinion) as learning in person, but I think the professors do the best they can with what they have.


Reviewed: 2/10/2021

Degree: Social Work

For those speaking on Chapman, Brandman is soon to become apart of UMass. I would personally recommend my program to people but can't speak on any other degrees or programs. I've had great, helpful and knowledgeable Professors (many from Chapman) & OneStop/Financial aid are helpful. I will say that sometimes the bare minimum is assigned leaving the student to research a lot on their own, but that's not a problem for me as that's why I chose an online program. I have learned so much and it's been... Read More


Reviewed: 12/20/2020

Degree: Computer Engineering

This is a good option if you just want a degree. The format is just they post a prompt, and you post a discussion. I found it not very valuable and hard to follow. Save your money look else where. If you want to actually learn and have teachers who are engaged, then this place is not for you.


Reviewed: 11/25/2020

Degree: Computer Engineering

I'm a recent grad and proud alumnus of Brandman University. The staff was always incredibly friendly and helpful. In my experience, Brandman employs experienced and well-qualified professors in their respective fields to instruct the courses, which lends to a rich learning environment. I had a great experience from initial enrollment inquiry up until graduation. Thanks to the G.I. Bill and this school's participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, I was able to load up on as many courses that I could... Read More


Reviewed: 10/20/2020

Degree: Management

I can not rate the education program yet because it has taken them 3 months to register me. I was very eager to start my masters program and gave them everything needed fairly quickly but they are very slow to get back and when they do, they made your next appointment for 2 weeks later. Other institutions do everything in their power to get you started as soon as possible. Not Brandman, I’m still waiting. At this point, I’m going back to Liberty and their strict schedule.


Reviewed: 12/17/2019

Degree: Education

In an email to The Panther, Chapman's student newspaper, Chapman President Daniele Struppa wrote that Brandman is a “separately incorporated, accredited, independently managed institution, with its own governance board.” In other words, Chapman wants nothing to do with Brandman. Brandman, on the other hand, leeches off Chapman's excellent reputation to attract enrollments. It is indeed misleading; it's meant to be.

P.S. Castillo

Reviewed: 10/6/2019

Degree: Organizational Leadership

Outstanding school and program for the working professional trying to move up to executive, training or director level. Brandman faculty and staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The few administrative issues with schedule and finance were worked out in no time. The classes are challenging and beneficial with a logical schedule that culminates in your final assignment. My capstone class is a few weeks away and look forward to finishing this useful and exceptional program.


Reviewed: 9/18/2019

Degree: Organizational Leadership

This is not a Chapman education. To say that Brandman is part of the Chapman "system" is, in my opinion, misleading. I can't speak to the undergrad or master's program but Brandman does not offer a quality doctoral program. I would not recommend it unless you just long for a degree and not a solid doctoral education experience with credible outcomes. I doubt anyone in the academic community will mistake a Brandman doctoral degree for a Chapman degree. I did not graduate from Brandman. I discovered... Read More


Reviewed: 9/18/2019

Degree: Organizational Leadership

Brandman is not the same quality as Chapman and I find their advertising as part of Chapman "system" deceitful. Doctoral degrees are very important which means you should find a school that respects intellectual pursuit over rubric. I can't speak to their undergrad or master's program but I would never recommend Brandman for a doctoral degree. There are online or hybrid doctoral programs that are far better than Brandman. Do your research and find a good school for your doctoral work. I did not graduate... Read More


Reviewed: 8/9/2019

Degree: Organizational Leadership

My first problem is with my counselor. As a first time student, I wasn't sure what I wanted to study initially. When I figured it out, I contacted my counselor and asked her to change my program, and she would not change it. The reason was that she wanted me to wait a few months to decide on a degree before changing it. I can understand where she is coming from, but I am the one paying so why question it? My second problem is with my Professor. I was confused on two assignments during my course.... Read More

Frustrated Student

Reviewed: 4/12/2019

Degree: Criminal Justice

As an adult student who pays for my education out of my pocket, going to Brandman University was one of the WORST decisions that I have ever made in my life. I truly wish that I had read the reviews here before reaching out to this pathetic excuse of a college. The One Stop is a hot mess. The counselors never return my messages or answer my emails. My last straw was the counselor's inability to answer a simple question about the request of college transcripts. There is NO excuse for such incompetence.... Read More


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