Accreditations

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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.


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

AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accredited the university’s undergraduate and graduate business programs.

Chemistry / Biochemistry

The department’s professional and environmental bachelor of science options are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the ACS certifies graduates in these options.

Communication Disorders

The Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has accredited the university’s graduate programs in speech-language pathology.

Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET .

Dental Hygiene

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

Education

The State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board has accredited the Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree programs and the Master of Education Degree programs.

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 .

Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET .

Health Services Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in Health Services Administration Degree is accredited by the Association for University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Mental Health Counseling

The master’s program in Applied Psychology: 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 certification.

Music

The National Association of Schools of Music has fully accredited the undergraduate and graduate programs in music.

Nursing

The undergraduate nursing programs taught at the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane have been 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.

Planning

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

Recreation and Leisure Services

The Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Programs has accredited the university’s program in recreation and leisure services at the baccalaureate level.

School Counseling

The master’s program in Applied Psychology: 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 certification.

School Psychology

The School Psychology Program is accredited 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 Council on Social Work Education has accredited the School of Social Work undergraduate and graduate degree programs.