Specialized Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities, and licensure by the state of Oregon, Pacific offers many degree programs that also carry specialized professional accreditation.

College of Arts & Sciences

Music Program

The Music Program in the College of Arts & Sciences of Pacific University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Bachelor of Music Therapy program in the College of Arts & Sciences of Pacific University is approved by the American Music Therapy Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Bachelor of Music Education program in the College of Arts & Sciences of Pacific University is approved by the National Association of Schools of Music.

NASM
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21,
Reston, VA 20190
703-437-0700

Social Work Program

Pacific University’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Pacific’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is accredited by CSWE. CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.

CSWE
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200,
Alexandria VA 22314
703-683-8080

College of Business

The BA in Business Administration and MBA are in accreditation candidacy with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

College of Education

Licensure programs in the College of Education are accredited by the following.

Teacher Standards and Practice Commission | 503-378-3586

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation | 202-466-7496

Speech-Language Pathology Program

The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology at Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

College of Health Professions

School of Audiology

The doctoral AuD program in audiology at Pacific University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Bachelor in Health Science
Certification of Pacific University’s Bachelor of Health Science program is in process. The program will be seeking certification with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Master in Health Administration
Accreditation for Pacific University’s Master in Health Administration program is in progress. The program is seeking accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals is exploring recognition by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE’s Program of Merit is a voluntary program of review available to any program in aging.

School of Dental Hygiene Studies

Pacific University’s program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611
800-621-8099, ext. 4653

School of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) 
The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) at Pacific University is a professional entry-level occupational therapy program and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). 

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
301-652-AOTA

School of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program of the Pacific University School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60603-3410

Phone: (312) 664-3575

Fax: (866)-228-2631

School of Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Pacific University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). 

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
770-476-1224 | 770-476-1738 (fax)

School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Pacific’s Doctor of Physical Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Master in Athletic Training
The Master of Science in Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  

School of Graduate Psychology

MA Program

Pacific University's MA program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council. MPCAC is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors.

Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council

595 New London Road, #265

Latham, New York 12110

518-369-1472

PhD Program
Pacific University’s PhD program is accredited by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. The APA Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

American Psychological Association 
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
800-374-2721

PsyD Program
Pacific University’s Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. The APA Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
800-374-2721

Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
Pacific University’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  The APA Commission on Accreditation (APA-CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology.

American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
800-374-2721

College of Optometry

Optometry Doctorate (O.D.)
The Optometry Doctorate and residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) is the only accrediting body for professional optometric degree (O.D.) programs, optometric residency programs and optometric technician programs in the United States and Canada.

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
314-991-4100 | 314-991-4101 (fax)