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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

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 Arts, Sciences & Education 

Biological Sciences (BS) (Education Track) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation  (CAEP)

Chemistry (BS) - American Chemical Society (ACS)

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

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

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

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

Educational Leadership (MS) -  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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

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

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

Forensic Science (Undergraduate Certificate, MS) - Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)

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

Psychology (PhD, Doctoral Internship) - *American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APA)

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

Physical Education (BS) (K-12 track) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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

Reading Education (MS) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Psychology (EdS) - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

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

Art Education (BS, MAT) (Grades K-12 track) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation  (CAEP)

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

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

Art Education (MAT) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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

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

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

Digital Arts (BFA) – *National Association of Schools Art and Design (NASAD)

Interior Architecture (MIA) - Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA); *National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

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

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

Museum Studies (Graduate Certificate) - *National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

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

Music Education (BM, MS) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); *National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

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

Visual Arts (MFA) - *National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

College of Business

Accounting (BAcc, MAcc) - 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) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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

Health Informatics and Analytics (MS) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marketing (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) - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Construction Management (BS) - American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

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

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

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

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

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

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

Nursing Practice (DNP) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Nursing Science (PhD) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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

Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) - *Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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 (BA) (Social Studies Education major) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

History (BA) (Social Studies Education major) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Political Science (BA) (Social Studies Education track) - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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