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Program Accreditation List

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The next university-level comprehensive review occur in 2028. Information on the university's current accreditation status and past accreditation cycles is available on the Accreditation page (also accessible in the Resources section of the site).

A list of University of Massachusetts Amherst programs accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies can be found below. 

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Program Agency Next
Review
Architecture (M.Arch) National Architectural Accrediting Board

2024

History of Art and Architecture (B.A., M.A.) National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) TBD
Language programs (M.A.T) State of Massachusetts Program Approval 2024*
Music (B.A., B.Mus., M.M.) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) In Progress
Music Education (Ph.D.) National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) In Progress

*The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is no longer participating in NCATE/CAEP accreditation. A new program approval process is in development. Dates may change.

College of Natural Sciences

Program Agency Next Review
Chemistry (B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D) American Chemical Society In Progress
Clinical Psychology (Ph.D) American Psychological Association (APA) In Progress
Natural Resources Conservation - Forest Ecology and Conservation concentration (B.S.) Society of American Foresters (SAF) 2031

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Program Agency Next Review
Landscape Architecture (B.S., M.L.A.) American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) / Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) In Progress
Regional Planning (M.R.P.) Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) 2026

College of Education

Program Agency Next Review
Education Licensure preparation programs (B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.) State of Massachusetts Program Approval 2024*
School Psychology (Ed.S.) State of Massachusetts Program Approval 2024*
School Psychology (Ph.D.) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) / American Psychological Association (APA) In Progress

*The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is no longer participating in NCATE/CAEP accreditation. A new program approval process is in development. Dates may change.

College of Engineering

Program Agency Next Review
Biomedical Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Civil Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Industrial Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 2026-2027

Isenberg School of Management

Program Agency Next Review
Accounting (B.B.A., M.S.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026
Finance (B.B.A.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026
Hospitality and Tourism Management (B.S.) Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) 2024
Management (B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026
Marketing (B.B.A.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026
Operations and Information Management (B.B.A.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026
Sport Management (B.S., M.S.) Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) 2026

Marieb College of Nursing

Program Agency Next Review
Clinical Nurse Leader (M.S.) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2030
Nursing (B.S.) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2030
Nursing Education (M.S.) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2030
Nursing Practice (Ph.D.) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 2025

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Program Agency Next Review
School of Public Health and Health Sciences (College-level accreditation) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Audiology (Au.D.) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) 2026
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (B.S., Ph.D.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Kinesiology (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Nutrition (B.S., M.S.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Nutrition (Dietetic Internship Post-Baccalaureate program) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) In Progress
Public Health - concentrations in Biostatistics, Community Health Education, Environmental Health Education, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management (M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D.); Nutrition (M.P.H., Ph.D.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Public Health Practice (M.P.H.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Public Health Sciences (B.S.) Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) 2029
Speech-Language Pathology (M.A.) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA) / Council on Education for Public Health 2026