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Palm Desert Campus

Higher Education in Palm Desert

The UMass Global campus (formerly Brandman University) in Palm Desert, California, was established in 1979 to bring educational programs to the 29 Palms Marine Corps. Base. Located in the Coachella Valley, this college campus is close to the Palm Springs resort area and is home to thousands of seniors that relocate from cold weather regions during the winter months. Today, UMass Global is open to all students and provides year-round sessions, flexible formats, tutoring, scholar-practitioner faculty and an exceptional education value.

Questions? Call (800) 746-0082 and speak to an enrollment coach who will guide and support you through program selection, the admissions process, and preparing for a successful start to classes.


Office Hours

MON - THU 9 AM - 6 PM

FRI 8 AM - 5 PM


Phone: 800.746.0082

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Phone: 760.341.8051

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Welcome to the Palm Desert Campus

We’re located in the center of the Coachella Valley. After 38 years, PDC continues to provide adult learners with the opportunity to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees/credentials in this desert region. Each academic term, more than 200 students enroll while working full-time. The majority of our students are the first in their families to attend a university. They seek a quality learning experience that is affordable and offers the flexibility of an 8-week course schedule. The campus provides student support services that are offered face-to-face and virtually with professional and dedicated staff. The students have consistently rated faculty at the highest level of teaching effectiveness. PDC is a wonderful small campus, where students succeed.


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Meet with your academic advisor to develop an education plan for the year. Once you have your plan in place, work with a One Stop specialist who will assist you with the financial aid process.


Palm Desert Campus Degrees & Programs


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