The University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.
An accredited school or college is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
The University is also accredited by The Connecticut Office of Higher Education.
The baccalaureate Biochemistry program is approved by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 302
Rockville, MD 20852-3110
The baccalaureate Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society for the professional training of chemists.
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street
NW Washington, DC 20036, USA
The Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. The graduate program in School Counseling is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary and special education teachers are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Office of Higher Education. The Initial Teacher Licensure program and the Advanced Teacher Licensure program are also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
The Nursing Program is approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post graduate APRN certificate for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners at the University of Saint Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE).
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The Didactic Program in Dietetics and the Dietetic Internship Program are granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) as the sole accrediting agency for nutrition and dietetics education.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
The University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60503
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Saint Joseph Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by the University of Saint Joseph.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097
The baccalaureate Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
The Masters in Social Work program (MSW) was granted Full Initial Accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at the October, 2016 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation. The initial accreditation period retroactively covers the MSW program’s Candidacy stage beginning in 2014 and is in effect until October, 2020.
The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Gengras Center School at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.
The Nursing Career Fair took place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Health care and medical companies in attendance included: Bristol Hospital and Healthcare Group, Community Health Resources (CHR), Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Hartford Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Seabury, Travelers, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. “The Nursing Career Fair is a …
Former FBI Special Agent Gerard F. Downes spoke at the University of Saint Joseph via Skype on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017to an engaged crowd including students currently enrolled in USJ’s new elective, The Serial Killer Handbook. His presentation centered on his four decades of experience in the FBI and law enforcement. During that time, he …
Connecticut’s Largest Contemporary Dance Festival The celebrated 5X5 Dance Festival brings together choreographers, performers, educators, and students to study and perform. Artists, students, and audiences share their experiences, talents, and inspirations through master classes, workshops, discussions, and performances. The 15th Annual 5X5 Dance Festival performances and master classes will be held in the University of …
On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the University of Saint Joseph’s BRAVE Leadership Club attended the sixth International Day of the Girl Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. International Day of the Girl is a day dedicated to celebrating girls worldwide, by encouraging them to reach their full potential and increasing awareness of …
Come and celebrate the Word of the Lord and be in Communion with Him. A light meal is provided after the Liturgy!...
Dennis Barone, Ph.D., professor of English and American Studies, presented the inaugural Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the University of Saint Joseph. In his lecture, entitled “Praying Toward Acceptance: Aspects of African, Anglo, and Italian American Cooperation,” Dr. Barone described the circumstances of the Hartford Italian …
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) welcomed new faculty members at the start of the 2017-18 academic school year. “At the University of Saint Joseph, we know our students’ distinctive education starts with knowledgeable professors who are leaders in their respective fields,” remarked Provost Michelle Kalis, Ph.D. “We are happy to welcome these expert faculty …
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) today announced it has signed a letter of agreement to form a partnership with the College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University in the United Arab Emirates. Today’s signing ceremony, held at USJ’s West Hartford campus, was led by University of Saint Joseph President Rhona Free, Ph.D., and Dean …