Accreditation & Self-Study

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY is accredited by:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Every ten years, our accreditation is subject to review, to ensure the institution's compliance with standards of accreditation. This entails the preparation of a self-study report and a site visit by an evaluation team. Five years after the decennial review, the University is required to submit a Periodic Review Report.

While many institutions do a comprehensive self-study report, MSCHE permits the use of what they call a selected topics approach: focusing on an issue(s) of specific importance to the institution, without requiring a comprehensive analysis of its programs and services and without having to address all of the accreditation standards in the self-study report itself. In this case, under new MSCHE guidelines, compliance with standards not covered in the self-study is demonstrated through submission of documents earlier in the self-study process. As it has done in the past, New York University has chosen to use the selected topics approach, and its 2014 self-study will focus on multi-school collaborations.

Click here to view the University's current MSCHE Statement of Accreditation.

Accreditation by school

(as of September 2015)

College of Arts and Sciences
Program Accrediting Agency
Journalism and Mass Communication (BA) Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
Chemistry (BA, BS) American Chemical Society
College of Dentistry
Program Accrediting Agency
DDS American Dental Association
Dental Hygiene Program (AAS) American Dental Association
Endodontics (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Pediatric Dentistry (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Periodontics (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Prosthodontics (Advanced education program) American Dental Association
Graduate School of Arts and Science
Program Accrediting Agency
Ergonomics and Biomechanics (MS) Oxford Research Institute Review Board
Journalism (MA) Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
School of Professional Studies
Program Accrediting Agency
Human Resources Management (MS) Society for Human Resources Management
School of Law
Program Accrediting Agency
Law American Bar Association, Council on Legal Education
Law Association of American Law Schools
School of Medicine
Program Accrediting Agency
MD American Medical Association - Liaison Committee on Medical Education
College of Nursing
Program Accrediting Agency
Nursing (BS,MS,DNP) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing-Midwifery (MS) Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Pediatric (NP MS) Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
College of Global Public Health
Program Accrediting Agency
Public Health (MPH)
Council on Education for Public Health
Tandon School of Engineering
Program Accrediting Agency
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (BS)
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Civil Engineering (BS) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Computer Engineering (BS) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Electrical Engineering (BS)
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Mechanical Engineering (BS) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Silver School of Social Work
Program Accrediting Agency
Social Work (BSW, MSW) Council on Social Work Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Program Accrediting Agency
Art Therapy (MA) American Art Therapy Association, Inc
Counseling Psychology (PhD) American Psychological Association
Drama Therapy (MA) National Association for Drama Therapy
Mental Health and Wellness (MA) Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation council
Nutrition and Dietetics: Clinical Nutrition (Dietetics Internship) (MS) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Dietetics: Clinical Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics) (MS) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition and Food Studies: Nutrition and Dietetics (Didactic Program in Dietetics) (BS) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Music Therapists (MA) American Music Therapy Association
Occupational Therapy (MA) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, American Occupational Therapy Association
Physical Therapy (MA, DPT, PhD) American Physical Therapy Association
School Building Leadership (MA) Teacher Education Accreditation Council
School Counseling (MA) Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
Speech-Language Pathology (MA) American Speech-Language and Hearing Association-Council on Academic Accreditation
Teacher Education Programs  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Stern School of Business- Graduate
Program Accrediting Agency
Business (BS, MBA, MS) American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business
Wagner School of Public Service
Program Accrediting Agency
Health Policy and Management (MPA) Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy (MPA) National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Urban Planning (MUP) Planning Accreditation Board (American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)