Accreditations

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.


Addiction Studies

The Addiction Studies program is approved by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals Approved Education Provider Program. 

Athletic Training

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).

Business

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).

Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.

Dental Hygiene

Eastern’s undergraduate program in Dental Hygiene is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Education

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

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.

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.

Music

The undergraduate and graduate programs in music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Nursing

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.

Occupational Therapy

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).

Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy is fully and unconditionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Planning

Both the undergraduate and graduate Urban and Regional Planning programs are accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.

Public Administration

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.

School Counseling

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.

School Psychology

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.

Social Work

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.