The University of Iowa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The following programs also maintain specialized accreditation with academic and professional accrediting agencies in their fields:

CollegeProgram (Degree)Accrediting Agency
BusinessCollege-wide (BBA, MAc, MBA, PhD) and Accounting (BBA, MAc, PhD)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
DentistryDentistry (DDS, PhD)Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association
EducationRehabilitation and Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA); School Counseling (MA); Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
EducationCounseling Psychology (PhD)American Psychological Association (APA)
EducationCouple and Family Therapy (PhD)Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
EducationEducator Preparation Programs - Teacher Education Program, Educational Leadership (principal and superintendent), School Teacher Librarian, School Counseling, School Social Worker, School Speech Pathologist, School AudiologistIowa State Board of Education, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
EducationSchool Psychology (PhD)American Psychological Association (APA)
EngineeringBiomedical Engr (BSE); Chemical & Biochemical Engr (BSE); Civil & Environmental Engr (BSE); Electrical & Computer Engr (BSE), Industrial Engr (BSE); Mechanical Engr (BSE)Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Graduate CollegeLibrary and Information Science (MA)American Library association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation
Graduate CollegeUrban and Regional Planning (MA, MS)Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
LawLaw (JD)American Bar Association (ABA)
Liberal Arts & SciencesClinical Psychology (PhD)Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) and American Psychological Association (APA)
Liberal Arts & SciencesDance (BA, BFA, MFA)National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
Liberal Arts & SciencesJournalism and Mass Communication (BA, BS)Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
Liberal Arts & SciencesMusic (BA, BM, MA, PhD, DMA)National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Liberal Arts & SciencesSocial Work (BASW, MSW)Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Liberal Arts & SciencesSpeech Pathology and Audiology (MS, AUD)Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Liberal Arts & SciencesTheatre Arts (BA)National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
MedicineAthletic Training Program (MS)Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
MedicineMedicine (MD)Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
MedicineNuclear Medicine Technology (BS)Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
MedicineNutrition - Dietetic InternshipAccreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
MedicinePhysical Therapy (DPT)Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
MedicinePhysician Assistant Program (MPAS)Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
MedicineRadiation Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS)Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
MedicineRadiation Sciences - Radiologic Technology (BS)Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
MedicineRadiation Sciences - Radiation Therapy (BS)Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
NursingAnesthesia Nursing (MSN, DNP)Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program (COA)
NursingNursing (BSN, MSN)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
NursingNursing (DNP)Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
PharmacyPharmacy (PharmD)Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Public HealthIndustrial Hygiene (MS)Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Public HealthMaster of Health Administration (MHA)Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Public HealthCollege-wide (BA, BS, MS, MPH, MHA, PhD)Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

For more information about university accreditation or the 2019 accreditation visit, contact the Office of the Provost or the Higher Learning Commission.

For more information about specialized accreditation, contact the department, the Graduate College (which provides administrative oversight for specialized accreditations at UI), or the accrediting agency.