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Accreditation & Licensure

DePaul University is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic institution, and has been accredited by numerous associations and organizations.

Institutional Accreditation

DePaul University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Specialized Accreditation

American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar: Law (LAW) – professional schools

American Chemical Society – Department of Chemistry, Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry

American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation: Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD doctoral programs

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Masters Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) : Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A./M.Ed. degrees), College Counseling and Student Affairs (M.A./M.Ed. degrees), and School Counseling (M.A./M.Ed. degrees) specialty areas.

Council on Education for Public Health – master’s of public health

Council on Social Work Education – master’s degree program in social work

National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation: Music (MUS) – institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree granting programs

National Association of Schools of Public Service and Administration – master’s degrees in public service

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International: AACSB – baccalaureate and graduate programs in business, baccalaureate and graduate programs in accounting

Professional Licensure

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §668.43, and in compliance with the university’s obligations as a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), DePaul University provides the following disclosures related to degree programs that are intended to lead to professional licensure or certification.

These disclosures are strictly limited to the University’s determinations of whether these educational programs, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet various states’ educational licensure or certification requirements. DePaul cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Students pursuing these degrees are strongly encouraged to verify their particular situation with their intended state’s licensing entity.

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College of Science and Health