University of Iowa

Directory of University Accreditations

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:

College Program (Degree) Accrediting Agency
Business College-wide (BBA, MAc, MBA, PhD) and Accounting (BBA, MAc, PhD) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Dentistry Dentistry (DDS, PhD) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association
Education Rehabilitation 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)
Education Counseling Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association (APA)
Education Couple and Family Therapy (PhD) Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Education Educator Preparation Programs - Teacher Education Program, Educational Leadership (principal and superintendent), School Teacher Librarian, School Counseling, School Social Worker, School Speech Pathologist, School Audiologist Iowa State Board of Education, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
Education School Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association (APA)
Engineering Biomedical 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 College Library and Information Science (MA) American Library association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation
Graduate College Urban and Regional Planning (MA, MS) Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)
Law Law (JD) American Bar Association (ABA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Athletic Training Program (BS, MS) Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association (APA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Dance (BA, BFA, MFA) National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Journalism and Mass Communication (BA, BS) Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Music (BA, BM, MA, PhD, DMA) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Social Work (BASW, MSW) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Liberal Arts & Sciences Speech Pathology and Audiology (MS, AUD) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Liberal Arts & Sciences Theatre Arts (BA) National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
Medicine Medicine (MD) Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
Medicine Nuclear Medicine Technology (BS) Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
Medicine Nutrition - Dietetic Internship Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Medicine Physical Therapy (DPT) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Medicine Physician Assistant Program (MPAS) Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
Medicine Radiation Sciences - Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Medicine Radiation Sciences - Radiologic Technology (BS) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Medicine Radiation Sciences - Radiation Therapy (BS) Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
Nursing Anesthesia Nursing (MSN, DNP) Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program (COA)
Nursing Nursing (BSN, MSN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing Nursing (DNP) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Pharmacy Pharmacy (PharmD) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Public Health Industrial Hygiene (MS) Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Public Health Master of Health Administration (MHA) Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Public Health College-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.