Brandman University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.14 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 101 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CCNE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 16,008 (7,652 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 64% part-time, 36% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,220
Source: NCES

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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

From the office staff to the faculty the support is terrific. Class times and locations are convenient. Many classes are offered in various modes in order to meet varying schedules for working individuals. The learning material provided and teaching strategies in the classes I have taken was relevant and easily allowed for a deeper understanding.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: - online so I can fit it around work and family - quality - do not have to travel Cons: - do not attend actual class - year round so relatively little breaks
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The pro's of my graduate program were the knowledgeable and experienced faculty and advisors. I was fortunate to be taught by industry level professors with vast experience! The staff and faculty were very accommodating to my situation, because I was commuting almost two hours to and from class. The con's of my program were at the beginning, the technology was not the most advanced for the online students, but through out my program, the technology got better. Mid way through my program, the online technology was suiting for online students.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The teachers were experienced and interesting. But I felt that the 8-week course was not enough time to learn the necessary information that I needed to be a competent therapist.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The program works with the student to ensure they can complete the program while maintaining the rest of their life. Professors are nice but have not been very academically challenging. Professors are all knowledgeable and class room instruction is relevant.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2015

It has been a smooth transition into a graduate program. The classes are small and the communication with advisers is thorough and comprehensive. Overall, this has been a great choice for me and my family.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Online courses, teacher to student ratio, IT Dept. assitance when needed, networking, instructors. Cons: Tuition cost
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The only two cons to my graduate program is the fact that most of it is online. This is because not enough students in the area of my campus are taking the courses. The other con is that financial aid was cut for the graduate program, so I have to pay out of pocket or find more loans or scholarships.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I think this program is great, especially for the working adult. Course load and expectations are also inline with that, but course content is not compromised.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

Brandman is not a well known school but the instructors are dedicated and bring real life experience to the classroom. The class sizes are small and they focus on the practical application of the work and how it will help you in your job. The students network with each other and provide resources to help each other succeed. It feels more like trainings and meetings to enhance our careers than the typical school setting and I love it. Also, courses start every 8 weeks so you don't have to apply and wait for months on end to start school, you can make the decision to get a degree and start no more than a 2 months down the road.
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