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About UMass Global

University of Massachusetts Global, formerly Brandman University, has been serving students since 1958. In that time, we have helped students with busy lives and additional commitments reach their educational goals.

Our Story - Past & Present

University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) was established in 1958 by Chapman University and was initially named Chapman University College. The university's original purpose was to deliver high-quality education to the military with the first campus located at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in California.

In 2009, the institution was renamed to Brandman University and became its own regionally accredited institution, accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). With a continued focus on the military, the university expanded its programs to include the adult learner and invested in hybrid, online, and competency-based learning modalities to meet the needs of busy adult students.

In May of 2021, Brandman University formed a strategic partnership with the University of Massachusetts, and in September 2021, became University of Massachusetts Global, a non-profit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts system.

  • Focusing on the non-traditional student, UMass Global’s student body is diverse, ranging in age from 18-65.
  • From the time the rankings began in 2012, our online programs have ranked consistently among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
  • At University of Massachusetts Global, the faculty members are practitioners, as well as experts in their field.
  • University of Massachusetts Global is a private, nonprofit institution regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • UMass Global offers several options for financial aid.
  • Current students benefit from mentoring and networking opportunities, as well as career coaching. 
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We will be the visionary, worldwide leader in higher education, equipping students to achieve personal growth and success.



The mission of UMass Global is to provide students with an accessible, inclusive and transformative education based on excellence and flexibility, creating lasting value and relevance for a dynamic world.

Academic Facts

University of Massachusetts Global offers undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its five schools in the areas of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health.

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All University of Massachusetts Global programs are accredited by WSCUC, assuring that the University meets quality standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. Explore the additional program and professional accreditations UMass Global holds.

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Whether online or on-campus, UMass Global structures courses to suit your needs.

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Gordon Winn
The fact that Brandman University* was a nonprofit school, really sealed the deal for me. I wanted to be able to attend a college, where I knew that my money, my tuition, was being used for the school and not being paid to the shareholders.
Gordon W. | BA, Organizational Leadership
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
The distinguished faculty at Brandman* and their dedication to their students as well as the administration have made it possible for us students to overcome the challenges we faced and helped us bring our educational goals to fruition.
Maribel L. | B.A. Legal Studies
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
Obtaining an MBA always was on my bucket list, however, until I found Brandman* I was facing large loans and a strict school regiment. The flexibility of Brandman’s* program along with Kia’s tuition assistance made the perfect combination. An MBA gave me the self-confidence to trust my ideas and question conventional thinking.
Julie M. | MBA
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
I would recommend Brandman* for a quality education to anyone. I know the faculty is absolutely committed to a quality education. They’ll make sure that you’ll get what you’re coming there for, the knowledge you need.
James M. | MA Organizational Leadership
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
Keith F. | MBA Program

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