Missouri State University’s regional accreditation is through the Higher Learning Commission. On a 10-year review cycle, Missouri State has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915. HLC accreditation is for the entire university not specific academic programs.

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Academic programs having an accreditation review process with similar goals as the MSU program review are given the opportunity to utilize the accreditation process as its periodic review. Reports from the accreditation evaluators are used in a manner similar to reports from an external evaluator for further deliberation by the department/program which then prepares a response. While program review is on a seven-year cycle, accreditation varies from 5–10 years. Programs may use the accreditation cycle with approval from the provost and respective deans.

In addition to the college, department and specific program, information concerning the accrediting or certifying body, year first accredited, dates of past and future site visits, and links to evaluation reports may be found. Notification of accreditation letters are also available to view.


Accrediting Body Academic Unit Program Cycle Start of Current Cert. Cert. Expires Comments
AACSB International College of Business All B.S. in Business; All Master programs 5 years SP 2018 FA 2023  
ABET - Computing Accreditation Commission Computer Science Bachelor of Science Computer Science/Computer Science option 5 years FA 2021 FA 2025  
ABET – Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission  Technology & Construction Management BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology 6 years September 2022 September 2028

Next site visit in fall 2027

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics— Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Public Health Sports Medicine  BS in Dietetics  and Dietetic Internship Certificate Program 10 years July 2021 FA 2031  
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration Hospitality Leadership Bachelor of Science— Hospitality & Restaurant Administration 7 years SU 2018 SU 2025  
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. Physician Assistant Studies Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies 10 years March 2021 SP 2031  
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy Program 7 years 2017 2024

Onsite evaluation
will be scheduled
within the 2023/2024 academic year. 

American Council for Construction Education Technology & Construction Management BS in Construction Management 6 years Feb 2023 SP 2029

Next site visit in
fall 2028

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics— Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Public Health Sports Medicine  Bachelor of Science in Dietetics 8 years July 2023 FA 2021


American Physical Therapy Association— Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy 10 years Oct 2018 Oct 2028

Status updated.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Public Health and Sports Medicine Entry-level Master's in Athletic Training (formerly B.S. in Athletic Training) 10 years SU 2018 SU 2028

Approval to move
from B.S. to
entry-level master's degree.
Comprehensive review and on-site review
will occur at normally scheduled time.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education School of Nursing All Bachelor and Master programs 10 years March 2019 Dec 2029


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  School of Nursing Doctor of Nurse Practice 5 years March 2019 Dec 2029


Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language Institute English Language Institute Initial 5yr, then 10 years maximum Aug 2015 FA 2025  
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs School of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MS School Counseling

6 years Spring

Spring 2023

New date: March 31, 2024


A new accreditation expiration date was approved by the CACREP board.

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences and Disorders Speech-Language Pathology (MS) 8 years Nov
Oct 2025  
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences and Disorders Doctor of Audiology 8 years Nov
Oct 2025  
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Biomedical Sciences

Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, Entry Level

Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice - Completion

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Entry Level

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, Completion

10 years Nov 2016 Fall 2026  
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Sports Medicine  Master of Public Health 7 years June 2018 July 2025  
Council on Social Work Education—Commission on Accreditation Social Work All Bachelor and Master programs  7 years Oct 2018 Oct 2025


Higher Learning Commission University Institutional accreditation 10 years SP 2016 SP 2026  
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education College of Education/Educator Preparation Programs across the university All initial teacher certification programs as well as programs in school counseling and educational administration (principal and superintendent) Every Year 2022 2023

Each year, MoDESE calculates accreditation status for each of our programs. All of our programs are accredited. 


State Board of Nursing of Missouri (Approval only) Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing 5 years Fall 2022 Fall 2027  
National Association of Schools of Art and Design Institution wide curricula in Art and Design BA in Art and Design; BA in Art History; BA in Visual Arts and Culture; BS in Electronic Arts; BS in Interior Design; BSED in Art Education; BFA in Art; BFA in Design; MFA in Visual Studies; Master of Art Education 5 years (first accredited)/10 years (thereafter) November 11, 2022 November 11, 2028  
National Association of Schools of Music—Commission on Accreditation Music Undergraduate and graduate 8 years SU 2016 SU 2024

Received a commendation
for a comprehensive
and thoughtful response. Next visit is scheduled
for the 2023-24 academic year. 

National Association of Schools of Theatre—Commission on Accreditation Theatre and Dance  Undergraduate 10 years March 2020  2030  
Project Management Institute—Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs Technology and Construction Management Master of Science in Project Management 5 years August 2019 July 2024  
Certifying body
Certifying Body College / Dept. Program Cycle Start of Current Cert. Cert. Expires Comments
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education—Program of Merit Review Committee (Merit Evaluation only) Sociology, Anthropology and Gerontology Bachelor of Science in Gerontology 5 years July 2018 SP 2023  
Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology (Certification only) Psychology MS I/O Psychology N/A July 2004 Does not expire  
Programs by other universities
Accrediting/ Certifying Body College/
of Progms.
Program(s) Cycle Start of Current Cert. Cert.
ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology Missouri University of Science & Technology The Missouri University of Science and Technology off-campus Electrical and Civil Engineering


BS in Electrical Engineering

BS in Civil Engineering

BS in Mechanical Engineering

    September 2027  

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City


PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy)

6 years currently

July 2017

June 30, 2023

Next visit will be in either Fall 2023 or Spring 2024.