Higher Learning Commission

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Some colleges and programs are also accredited by other agencies, associations, or professional organizations, including those listed below.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

The Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Teacher education programs in agriculture and family and consumer sciences are coordinated with educational programs in the College of Education and Health Professions and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree program in the Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Sam M. Walton College of Business offers degree programs for graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levels and has been a member of and accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, since 1931. The accounting program was separately accredited in 1986 at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The master’s in business administration program was approved in 1963. Accreditation by AACSB and membership in that organization signifies the college’s commitment to AACSB goals of promoting and achieving the highest standards of business education.

College of Education and Health Professions

The teacher education programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The M.A.T. program in childhood education is in compliance with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The various M.A.T. licensure programs in secondary education are in compliance with the standards of the specialty organizations including National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Science Teachers Association, and National Council for the Social Studies. The Master of Science degree program in speech pathology-audiology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, but is currently on probationary status. See Communication Disorders program page for more information. The Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers the following graduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (visit http://www.abet.org for more information): Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (M.S.En.E.), and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.M.E.)

School of Law

The degree programs in the School of Law on the Fayetteville campus are accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.