Skip to main content
Office of the Provost

Specialized accreditations

Below is a list of all programs at the University of Washington that are accredited.

College of Arts and Sciences

Accrediting Body Last review Next review
Burke Museum American Alliance of Museums 2008 2018
Chemistry American Chemical Society (ACS) 2015 2019
Communication (Journalism) Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism & Mass Communications (ACEJMC) 2015 2020-21
Henry Art Gallery American Alliance of Museums 2011 2019
Music National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2011 2021
Psychology, Clinical American Psychological Association (APA); animal facilities accredited by Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) 2010 2017
Speech and Hearing Sciences Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (for the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA))
2013 2021

College of Built Environments

Architecture (M. Architecture) National Architectural Accrediting Board Inc. (NAAB) 2014 2022
Construction Management (BS, MS) American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) 2013 2019
Landscape Architecture (BLA) Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2014 2022
Landscape Architecture (MLA) Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2016 2022
Urban Design and Planning (MUP) Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) 2016 2021

College of Education

School Administrators (M.Ed., Ed.D.) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI/PESB) 2015 2020
School Psychology (Educational Specialist – Ed.S.) American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 2015 2020
School Psychology (Educational Specialist – Ph.D.) American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 2015 2020
School Psychology (Educational Specialist – Ed.S.; Ph.D.) American Psychological Association (APA), National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 2012 2019
Teacher Education (M.I.T.; M.Ed.) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI/PESB) 2015 2020

College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019

College of the Environment

Bioresource Science and Engineering (BS) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2018
Master of Forest Resources (MFR) (Forest Management) Society of American Foresters (SAF) 2016 TBA

Continuum College

Campus Intensive English Program (Non-degree, Non-credit) Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) 2016 2026
UW in the High School (UWHS) National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) 2007 2021

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance (MPA) National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 2014 2020-21

Foster School of Business

Accounting (BA, MPAcc) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, International Association for Management Education) 2016 2020
Foster School of Business (BA, MBA, PhD) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, International Association for
Management Education)
2016 2020

Graduate School

Health Services Administration Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) 2013 2020-21

School of Dentistry

Endodontics Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016
General Practice Residency Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2010 2017
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2015 2020
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2013 2020
Oral Medicine Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2010 2017
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016
Pediatric Dentistry Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016
Periodontics Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016
Prosthodontics Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016
School of Dentistry & the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA) 2009 Nov. 2016

School of Law

Law (JD) American Bar Association (ABA) and Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2011 2018

School of Medicine

Clinical Psychology Internship American Psychological Association (APA) 2006 2020
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 2013 2019
Medical Technology National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 2011 2018
Occupational Therapy Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 2011 2021
Physical Therapy (MPT) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) 2013 2022-23
Physician Assistant (MEDEX NW) Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) 2011 2018
Prosthetics & Orthotics National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)  2010 2017
School of Medicine (M.D.) Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) representing the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges 2010 2017-18

School of Nursing

Certified Nurse Midwifery American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) 2008 2018
Continuing Nursing Education American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) 2013 2018
DNP Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) 2014 2019
Nursing (BSN, MN, MS) Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE) 2009 2019

School of Pharmacy

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2022
Community Pharmacy American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2016 2017
Critical Care Pharmacy American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2019
Doctor of Pharmacy Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) 2013 2019
General Practice Pharmacy American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2022
Oncology Pharmacy American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2019
Palliative Care/Pain Management Pharmacy (began in 2013) American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2019
Pharmacy & Health System Pharmacy Administration/MS American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHSP) 2015 2022

School of Public Health

Environmental Health (BS) National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council 2011 2017
Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics (MS, MPH, PhD) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) 2011 2020
Health Informatics and Health Information Management (BS, Certificate) Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) 2016 none*
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) 2013 2020
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (EOM) (MPH) Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education 2016 2020
* Once CAHIIM accreditation is earned, program status continues until cause to change status emerges.

School of Social Work

Social Work (BA) Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2013 2021
Social Work (MSW) Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2013 2021

The Information School

Library & Information Sciences (Masters) American Library Association (ALA) 2013 2020

UW Bothell

Business Administration (BA, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 2016 2020-21
Education (K-8, Secondary and Middle Level, and Principal Certification Programs) Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 2014 2019
Electrical Engineering (BS) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2013 2019
Nursing (BSN, MSN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2008 2016-17

UW Tacoma

Business Administration (BA, MBA) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International, the Association for Management Education) 2011 2021
Education (Teacher Certification & Education Administrator Certification
Professional Certificate Program)
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); Washington Professional Educator’s Standard Board (PESB) 2012 2017
Nursing (BSN and MN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2009 2019
Social Work (BASW, MSW) Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 2013 2021