Accreditation


Accreditation

University Level Accreditation

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
Phone: 855.886.3272

The University is also accredited by The Connecticut Office of Higher Education. 

Academic Program Accreditation

Biochemistry

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
Phone: 240.283.6600

Chemistry

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  
Phone: 202.872.4600

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

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.

Education

Programs for the preparation of elementary, secondary and special education teachers are approved by the Connecticut State Board of Education and the Commission for 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.

Marriage and Family Therapy

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.

Nursing

The Nursing Program is approved by the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at the University of Saint Joseph are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program 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.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.887.6791  

Nutrition and Dietetics

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
Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6995
Phone: 312.899.5400

Pharmacy

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
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60503
Phone: 312.664.3375
Fax: 312.664.4652

Physician Assistant Studies

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
Phone: 770.476.1224
Fax: 770.476.1738

Social Work

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.

School for Young Children

The School for Young Children at the University of Saint Joseph is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Gengras Center School

The Gengras Center School at the University of Saint Joseph is approved through the Connecticut State Department of Education.