Marshall University is accredited as an institution of higher learning by The Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission can be reached at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; toll-free 1-800-621-7440; (https://www.hlcommission.org/)
Marshall University in its entirety is accredited by HLC and all of the University’s programs are covered by the HLC accreditation. Several of our University’s academic programs are accredited and/or recognized by their own specialized accrediting bodies, in addition to the HLC designation.
Each program listed below is fully accredited and in good standing with their respective specialized accrediting body (except as noted).
|College||Academic Program||Accrediting Body||Accreditation Status||Effective Dates of Accreditation Cycle||Date of Next Self-Study/Site Visit|
|College of Arts & Media||Journalism-BA||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)||Accredited||2027-2028|
|College of Arts & Media||BFA-Music major, including concentrations in Music Theory and Composition, Performance; Bachelor of Arts in the Arts Music major; Master of Arts in Music with concentrations Music Composition, Music Education, Mustic History and Literature, Performance, and Jazz Studies; BA in Music Education||National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)||Accredited||2022-2023|
|Lewis College of Business||All degree programs in the Lewis College of Business. These include the BBA; MBA; BA in General Business; MS -Health Care Administration; MS-Human Resource Management; Doctor of Business Administration, MS-Information Systems, MS -Health Informatics; MS-Sports Administration||The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) International||Accredited||2026-2027|
|Lewis College of Business||BBA-Accounting; MS-Accountancy||The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) International-Accounting||Accredited|
|Lewis College of Business||Brad D. Smith Graduate School of Business in cooperation with CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia/Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs||Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs||Accredited||Spring 2023|
|Lewis College of Business||MS-Health Informatics||Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education||Accredited||2023-2024|
|College of Engineering & Computer Sciences||BSE-Engineering-BSE; BSME-Mechanical Engineering; BSBME-Biomedical Engineering; BSCE-Civil Engineering; BSEE-Electrical and Computer Engineering||Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET||Accredited||BSE- 2008-Present
|College of Engineering & Computer Sciences||BS- Occupational Safety and Health||Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET||Accredited||2021-Present||2027-2028|
|College of Engineering & Computer Sciences||BS- Computer Science||Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET||Accredited||2016-Present||2023-2024|
|College of Education & Professional Development||Teacher Education Program (Initial and Advanced Level)||Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)||Accredited||April 2019-June 2026||Fall 2025|
|College of Education & Professional Development||EdS School Psychology||National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)||Nationally recognized through the provider’s next CAEP accreditation||Fall 2025|
|College of Education & Professional Development||MA, Counseling (School and Mental Health)||Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)||Accredited||January 13, 2016-October 31, 2025||2024-2025|
|College of Health Professions||MS- Athletic Training (Professional)||Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE)||Accredited||2019-2029||2028-2029|
|College of Health Professions||MS- Communication Disorders||Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA)||Accredited||2021-2029||2029|
|College of Health Professions||BSN-Nursing; MS-Nursing and three Post-Master’s Certificates (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration Post-Master’s Certificates); ASN-Nursing (Cooperative program between St. Mary’s Hospital and Marshall University)||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.||Accredited||Fall 2026|
|College of Health Professions||BS-Medical Laboratory Sciences
AAS-Medical Laboratory Technology
|National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)||Accredited||2022-2028||April 2027|
|College of Health Professions||Dietetics (Bachelors and post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship)||The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics||Accredited||-2026||Spring 2024|
|College of Health Professions||Radiography Program at St.Mary’s School of Medical Imaging||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)||Accredited||2022-2030||Fall 2026|
|College of Health Professions||Sonography Program at St. Mary’s School of Medical Imaging||Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs||Accredited||2021-2026||2026|
|College of Health Professions||Respiratory Therapy (Bachelor)||Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)||Accredited||2019-2029||July 2029|
|College of Health Professions||BS and MS-Social Work||Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)||Accredited||BS- 2019-2027
|June 2027- BSW
June 2024- MSW
|College of Health Professions||Doctor of Physical Therapy||Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education||Accredited||2020-2030||Spring 2030|
|College of Health Professions||MPH (Master of Public Health; Global & Community Health Emphasis); MPH (Research Evaluation & Policy Emphasis); BS-MPH (Joint Degree); MPH-PharmD (Joint Degree)||The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)||Accredited||2018-2025||2024-2025|
|College of Liberal Arts||Psychology: Psy.D. Program||American Psychological Association (APA)||Accredited||2019-2029||2028|
|College of Science||Forensic Science, MS
Forensic Science, MS with area of emphasis in Digital Evidence
|Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) through the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)||Accredited||MS- 2020-2026
MS, Digital Evidence emphasis- 2023-2028
|Fall 2025- MS-Forensic Science
Fall 2027 MS Forensic Science-Digital Evidence Certificate
|School of Medicine||Medicine (M.D.)||Liaison Committee on Medical Education||Accredited||2026-2027|
|School of Medicine||Physician Assistant Program (Masters)||Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc||*Accreditation-Probation (Please click the link or scroll to the bottom of the page for more information)||June 2025|
|School of Medicine||Residency and Fellowship Programs||Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education||Effective date for institutional letters (Marshall University School of Medicine and Marshall Community Health Consortium) are January 2023; All individual residency programs have either continued or initial accreditation. Effective dates range from July 2019 to February 2023|
|School of Medicine||General Practice Dental Residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital||The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)||Status is Approval without Reporting Requirements||2025|
|School of Medicine||Continuing Medical Education||Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education||Accredited||2023-2024|
|School of Medicine||Human Research Protection Program||Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs||Accredited||May-June 2025|
|School of Medicine||Animal Resources Facility||Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care||Accredited|
|School of Pharmacy||Pharm. D. (Doctor of Pharmacy)||Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education||Accredited||2022-2030||2029-2030|
|College of Science||Chemistry (ACS Chemistry)||Certification by the American Chemistry Society||Certified since 1963||2024-2025|
*At its June 2023 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the Marshall University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Marshall University on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in June 2025.
Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance.
Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-marshall-university.