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 College / Dept. 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 View letter
ABET - Computing Accreditation Commission Computer Science Bachelor of Science Computer Science/Computer Science option 5 years FA 2021 FA 2025 View letter
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics— Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Biomedical Sciences Dietetic Internship Certificate Program 7 years July 2016 FA 2023 View letter
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration Hospitality Leadership Bachelor of Science— Hospitality & Restaurant Administration 7 years SU 2018 SU 2025 View letter
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 View letter
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) Occupational Therapy Master of Occupational Therapy Program 7 years 2017 2024

View letter

Interim report
due 2020. 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 2017 SP 2023

View letter

Next site visit in
fall 2022

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics— Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Biomedical Sciences Bachelor of Science in Dietetics 7 years April 2014 2022

View letter

Site visit in fall

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

View letter

Status updated.

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

View letter (Email
dated June 13, 2018
from CAATE)

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

View letter - Bachelor

View letter - Master

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

View letter

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 Counseling,
Leadership and Special Education

MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MS School Counseling

6 years Spring
Spring 2023

View letter

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences & Disorders CSD options in Speech-Language Pathology (MS) 8 years Nov
Oct 2025 Annual report approval letter
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Communication Sciences & Disorders Doctor of Audiology 8 years Nov
Oct 2025 Annual report approval letter
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 View letter
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions  (COAPRT) Kinesiology Bachelor of Science Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration 7 years Oct 2015 FA 2022

View letter

COAPRT granted a requested extension until Spring 2024.

Council on Education for Public Health Master of Public Health Program  Master of Public Health 7 years June 2018 July 2025 View letter
Council on Education of the Deaf Communication Sciences & Disorders MS Special Education: Deaf/Hearing Impaired 6 years July 2016 June 2022 View letter
Council on Social Work Education—Commission on Accreditation Social Work All Bachelor and Master programs  7 years Oct 2018 Oct  2025

View letter

BSW Online Program

Higher Learning Commission University Institutional accreditation 10 years SP 2016 SP 2026 View letter
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education College of Education     Feb. 2012   DESE requires a
yearly reporting
system by programs.
18 month certification period. Revision of MoSTEP will establish new approval process
and timeline.
State Board of Nursing of Missouri (Approval only) Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing 5 years Sept. 2012 2017 View letter
National Association of Schools of Music—Commission on Accreditation Music Undergraduate and graduate 8 years SU 2016 SU 2024

View letter

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 & Dance  Undergraduate 10 years April 2009 SP 2019 View letter
Project Management Institute—Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs Technology & Construction Management Master of Science in Project Management 5 years August 2019 July 2024 View letter
Certifying body
Certifying Body College / Dept. Program Cycle Start of Current Cert. Cert. Expires Comments
American Chemical Society—Committee on Professional Training (certification) Chemistry BS in Chemistry Comprehensive 4 years July 2017 2022  
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education—Program of Merit Review Committee (Merit Evaluation only) Psychology Bachelor of Science in Gerontology 5 years July 2012 SP 2017  
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


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City


PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy)

6 years currently

July 2010

June 30, 2016

The next comprehensive
review for the UMKC PharmD program will occur in 2015–2016.