Specialized Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation, several degree programs in specialized fields or disciplines also have accrediting bodies. Such specialized accreditation is under the purview of the respective academic programs and is not the responsibility of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Listed below are the degree programs currently having specialized accreditation.

Georgia State University Specialized Accreditation Schedule

College Discipline Degree Accrediting Agency Reaffirmation Date Next Reaffirmation Date
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Public Administration MPA Nat’l Association of Schools of Public Affairs Admin. (NASPAA)   2007  2015
Social Work BSW/MSW Council on Social Work Education 2012 2020
College of Arts and Sciences Art BFA, BA, MFA, MaEd Nat’l Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 2011 2021
Music BM, EdS, MM Nat’l Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 2013 2023
Psychology (clinical) PhD American Psychological Association (APA) 2012 2018
College of Education Communication Disorders Med American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2007 2014
Counseling MS, PhD Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) 2011 2018
Counseling Psychology PhD APA 1998 2013
Rehabilitation Counselor Education MS Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) 2008 2016
School Counseling Med Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2012 2019
School Psychology PhD APA, and National Association of School Psychology (NASP) 2007-2008 2015
Teacher Education and Teacher Certification Bacc, Master’s Doctoral Nat’l Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Professional Standards Commission 2013 2020
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions Cardiopulmonary Care/Respiratory Therapy BS American Medical Association (AMA), Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CAAHEP/CoARC) 2010 2020
Nursing BS, MS Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2004 2013 site visit fall2014
Nutrition and Dietetics BS;   Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), MS;  Coordinated Program (CP) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) DPD: 2011

CP:   2008



Physical Therapy MPT/DPT Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 2012 2022
School of Public Health Public Health MPH Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2012 2019
College of Law Law JD American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools 2000 2014 spring
J. Mack Robinson College of Business Business Administration BBA, MBA, MS, MIB, MPA, MSRE, MTx, Ph.D, MAS, MHA, MSHA, MSISAC, EDB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) 2010 2014/2015


MHA Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) 2013 2020
Accounting BBA, MPA, MTX, Ph.D Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) 2010 2014/15