Message from the Chancellor

Commitment to Access and Collaboration

Established more than 60 years ago, Brandman University (formerly Chapman University College) is committed to providing quality undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates, teaching credentials and professional development programs to working adults online and at campuses throughout California and Washington. As we move into our next 60 years, we have a new vision – to be the leader in the evolution of adult education.

To expand our educational opportunities for working students, in 2009 Chapman University announced the renaming of Chapman University College to Brandman University, a separate, fully accredited university, and the first member of the Chapman University System. This transition was born of the desire to offer an increasing diversity of degrees through innovative online and on-campus approaches to a greater number of adult students in California, Washington, the United States and abroad.  As Brandman University, we are able to be highly innovative as we expand our services to meet the needs of adult students. As part of Chapman University, we will continue to proudly uphold the heritage of academic excellence synonymous with a Chapman degree since 1861.

Over the past several years, Brandman has also emerged as a leading pioneer in online competency based education with the development of Brandman MyPath, an innovative solution to one of the biggest challenges in the American workforce. Through Brandman MyPath, Brandman offers accredited associate, bachelor and master's degrees through new technology, allowing students to move at their own pace in less time than the normal four years while working completely online via a tablet or laptop device.

I personally invite you to become acquainted with us and experience the vision and core values that drive us - quality academic programs, innovative delivery systems, and personalized student services. You can visit one of our campuses located throughout California and Washington, or online at to see how we can help you expand your intellectual and professional horizons.

Gary Brahm