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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. For accreditation expiration dates and programs pursuing initial accreditation see University Accreditation Goals. To obtain information about the Specialized Accreditation agencies, their criteria and review process contact the Chairperson/Director of the respective degree program through the Academic Affairs Directory.

Accrediting Agencies by Program


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Anesthesiology Nursing

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (CoA-NA)


National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

Art Education

National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation (NASAD)

Art History

National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation (NASAD)

Art Museums

American Association of Museums

Athletic Training

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 


AACSB International - 
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


American Chemical Society (ACS) 

Computer Science

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Construction Management

American Council for Construction Education Board of Trustees (ACCE)

Counselor Education

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Dietetics and Nutrition

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Dietetic Internship


Council for The Accreditation of Educator Preparation(CAEP)


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Forensic Science

American Academy of Forensic Sciences


Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education 

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Accreditation for College Programs in Hospitality Administration 

Interior Architecture

Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) (formerly FIDER)

Journalism and Mass Communication

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

Landscape Architecture

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 


American Bar Association


Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) 


National Association of Schools of Music 
Commission on Accreditation (NASM) 


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Occupational Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 

Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 

Physician Assistant

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

Psychology (Clinical Science)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Public Administration

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) 

Public Health

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Psychology

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education 
Office of Social Work Accreditation and Educational Excellence (CSWE) 

Speech Pathology and Audiology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (ASHA)


National Association of Schools of Theatre
Commission on Accreditation (NAST)