The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the postsecondary institutional accrediting agency for a seven-state region of the country. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission qualifies Eastern Washington University for access to federal funding for teaching, research and student financial aid. Eastern is also approved by the U.S. Attorney General for non-quota immigrant students and is on the approved list of the American Association of University Women. The academic excellence of Eastern’s programs is recognized by numerous accreditations.
The Addiction Studies program is approved by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals Approved Education Provider Program.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC).
The university’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
Chemistry / Biochemistry
The department’s professional bachelor of science option is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the ACS certifies graduates in this option.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The university’s graduate program in speech-language pathology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Eastern’s undergraduate program in Dental Hygiene is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
The Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree programs and the Master of Education Degree programs are approved by the State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board.
Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.
Health Services Administration
The Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration Degree is accredited by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mental Health Counseling
The master’s program in Counselor Education: Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and fulfills the state of Washington requirements for mental health counselor licensure.
The undergraduate and graduate programs in music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The undergraduate nursing programs taught at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane are accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The Occupational Therapy Program at Eastern Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
The Department of Physical Therapy is fully and unconditionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Both the undergraduate and graduate Urban and Regional Planning programs are accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is fully accredited by NASPAA – Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.
Recreation and Leisure Services
The university’s program in Recreation and Leisure Services at the baccalaureate level is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Programs.
The master’s program in Counselor Education: School Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and fulfills Washington state requirements for Educational Staff Associates (ESA) school counselor licensure.
The School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and is approved by the Washington State Board of Education as an Educational Staff Associates (ESA) Certification program.
The School of Social Work undergraduate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Applicant for Accreditation: The Master’s in Public Health program has applied for accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and is considered an “Accreditation Applicant.” This is usually a three-year process, but once the program is accredited, program’s graduates for the three prior years will be covered under this accreditation.