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Specialized & Professional Accreditation

Professional degree programs at FIU are accredited or approved by the appropriate professional associations, or are pursuing full professional accreditation or approval. To obtain information about the Specialized Accreditation agencies, their criteria and review process, contact the Chairperson/Director of the respective degree program (Search FIU Phonebook). 

Accrediting Agencies by College

(* Denotes accreditors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education)

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

Architecture (MArch)-  National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

Art & Art History (BA) - *National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (NASAD)

Art Education (BS, MAT) - *National Association of Schools of Art and Design; Commission on Accreditation (NASAD); Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Art Education (MS) - *National Association of Schools of Art and Design; Commission on Accreditation (NASAD)

Communication (BS) - Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

Interior Architecture (MIA) - Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

Landscape Architecture (MLA)- Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)

Music (BA, BM, MM) - *National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Music Education (BM, MS) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Theatre (BA) - *National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (NAST)

College of Arts, Sciences & Education 

Biology Education (BS)- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Chemistry (BA) - American Chemical Society (ACS)

Chemistry Education (BA) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Counselor Education (MS) School Counseling track - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Counselor Education (MS) Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation track - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Early Childhood Education (BS) ESOL and Reading Endorsement track only - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Earth Science Education (BA) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Educational Leadership (MS) - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Elementary Education (BS) ESOL and Reading Endorsement track only - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

English Education (BA) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Exceptional Student Education (BS) ESOL and Reading Endorsement track only - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Forensic Science (MS) - Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

Mathematics Education (Education) (BA) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Psychology (Ph - Clinical) - *American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (APA)

Physics Education (BA, BS) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Physical Education (BS) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Professional Training Option - (Minor in Education) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Reading/Literacy Education (MS) - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

School Psychology (EdS) - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

College of Business

Accounting (BAAC, MAAC) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Business Administration (BBA, MBA, DBA, PhD) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Business Analytics (BBA, MBA) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Finance (BBA, MSF) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Health Informatics and Analytics (MSHIA) - Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM

Healthcare Management (MBA) - Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME

Human Resources Management (BBA, MS) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

International Business (BBA, MIB) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB

Information Systems (BBA, MSIS) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

International Real Estate (MSIRE) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB

Information Resources Management (BBA) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Logistics Materials and Supply Chain Management (BBA, MS)  - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Marketing / Marketing Management (BBA, MS) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Real Estate (BBA) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB

College of Engineering & Computing

Biomedical Engineering (BS) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Civil Engineering (BS) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Computer Engineering (BS)- Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Computer Science (BS) – Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Construction Management (BS) - American  Council of Construction on Education (ACCE)

Electrical Engineering (BS) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Environmental Engineering (BS) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Engineering Management Track in Operations Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics (MSEM)- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Mechanical Engineering (BS) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

College of Law

Law (JD) - *American Bar Association (ABA)

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Medicine (MD) - *Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

Physician Assistant (MPAS) - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Anesthesiology (DNP) - *Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

Athletic Training (MS) - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Health Services Administration (MHSA) - Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education   (CAHME)

Nursing (BSN, MSN, DNP) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Occupational Therapy (MS) - *American Occupational Therapy Association; Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Physical Therapy (DPT) - *American Physical Therapy Association; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Speech Language Pathology (MS) - *American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA-ASHA)

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Dietetics and Nutrition (BS, Dietetic Internship)  - *Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Public Health (MPH, PhD) - *Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Social Work (BS, MSW) - Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Geography Education (BA) - (certified as Social Sciences Education) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

History Education (BA) - (certified as Social Sciences Education) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Political Science (BA) - (certified as Social Sciences Education) -Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Public Administration (BPA) - Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (NASPAA

Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality Management (BS) - Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)