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; (

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.

Specialized Accreditations

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
BSME- 2016-Present
BSBME- 2020-Present
BSCE- 2020-Present
BSEE- 2018-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
MS- 2016-2024
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