UMass Global at a Glance
University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) is committed to serving adult learners, offering education that blends into busy lives. Founded in 1958, with over two decades of experience in the design and delivery of online coursework, UMass Global is a nationally recognized leader in higher education innovation. We offer more than 80 online degree and certificate options, many available in MyPath — our online, self-paced, competency-based education model.
UMass Global offers 2 flexible ways to learn that are built for your life:
- 100% Online Course-Based
- Online Competency-Based
A Legacy of Military Education
Recognized as a military friendly institution, UMass Global, formerly Brandman University, has consistently been ranked by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans.” UMass Global is a private, nonprofit university and regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission.
UMass Global faculty have their pulse on current employer needs and are committed to continuously updating and improving the curriculum to reflect what is going on in the real-world. Although UMass Global’s education and industry experts are future-focused, what you learn can be applied directly to your career, right now.
Dedicated Support Services
UMass Global supports students at all stages of their academic career. UMass Global offers step-by-step support by providing an enrollment coach to help you plan how to fit school into your busy life, an academic advisor to assist in building out an academic plan, and career services resources to help you manage your career goals. Alumni receive lifelong access to UMass Global alumni and career development services.
UMass Global is proud to be nonprofit. The University focuses on students, their educational career success, and how it impacts the community.
UMass Global boasts high graduation and student satisfaction rates with 9 out of 10 former Brandman students stating they would recommend the University to their friends. U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly honored UMass Global for educational excellence in its online bachelor’s programs as well as master’s programs in business and education.
Major U.S. Companies Trust in the Quality of UMass Global
The University partners with organizations to help recruit, retain, and meet employer needs. Together, UMass Global and its partners build custom programs and employee scholarship opportunities exclusively into each company's HR benefit plans with the goal of improving employee’s performance while achieving strategic business objectives.
One example of this model is the Automobile Club of Southern California, a AAA affiliate which has employees in 21 states including California. This employer-sponsored higher education enables employees to work toward college degrees without skipping a beat on the job. In addition, through a partnership with Guild Education, UMass Global is proud to offer online education to the employees of companies such as Discover, Disney, and Walmart, to name a few.