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Accredited Programs

School, College, and Program Accreditations

The University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the WASC Senior College and University Commission. 

Various programs at Pacific also have specialized accreditations.

School

Accrediting Agency  Program Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
University of the Pacific WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) University of the Pacific 1949 2012 2019 2018-19 Fall/Spring
The College  National Association of Art and Design (NASAD) Art (BA) 1980 2014 2021-22 2021-22 Full Review
Graphic Design (BFA) 1980 2014 2021-22 2021-22 Full Review
Studio Art (BFA) 1980 2014 2021-22 2021-22 Full Review
American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry (BA, BS) Biochemistry (BS) 1955 2016 ongoing 2021: 5-year report due
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences: Athletic Training Program (BS)
2003 2008 On probation as of June 20, 2017 pending progress report Oct 1, 2017: Progress Report due, Feb 2018 Site Visit
Conservatory of Music National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Composition (BM) Jazz Studies (Jazz Composition, Jazz Performance) (BM) Music (BA). Music Education (Choral, Instrumental) (BM, MM) Music History (BM) Music Industry Studies (BS) Music Management (BM) Music Therapy (BM, MA, Equivalency) Performance (Brass, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds) (BM) The Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program 1928 2016 2023-24 May 1, 2018: Progress Report due
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Music Therapy (BM, equivalency/Masters, MA) 1950 2015 2023-24 2023-24: review with NASM
Eberhardt School of Business The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Entire school 1983 2010 2018-19 2018-19: Continuous Improvement Review
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (Note: NCATE has consolidated into CAEP) Entire school 1956 2011 2020 Spring 2020: site visit
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (K-12) (CCTC) Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Disabilities Preliminary Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Preliminary Education Specialist Added Authorization: Autism Spectrum Disorders 1924 2011 2018 Spring 2018: site visit
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) School Psychology (EdS) 2008 2011 2020 Spring 2020: site visit
McGeorge School of Law American Bar Association (ABA)  Juris Doctor 1969 2014 2020 to be scheduled
Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Entire school 1974 2014 2020 to be scheduled
School of Engineering and Computer Science Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Bioengineering (BS) 2011 2013 September 30, 2019 July 1, 2018: Self-Study due
Computer Science (BS) 1989 2015 September 30, 2017 Fall 2016: Site visit
Engineering Management (BS) 2003 2015 September 30, 2019 July 1, 2018: Self-Study due
Civil Engineering (BS) Computer Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Engineering Physics (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS) 1971 - 1985 2013 September 30, 2019 July 1, 2018: Self-Study due
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA) Dental Education program (DDS) 1910 2015 2021 2021: Site Visit
Graduate Orthodontics (MSD) and Dentofacial Orthopedics programs 1943 2015 2021 2021: Site Visit
Advanced Education in General Dentistry program 1991 2015 2021 2021: Site Visit
Endodontics (MSD) program 2012 2017 2023 2023: Site Visit
Dental Hygiene (BS) 2003 2012 2019 2019: Site Visit
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation [in cooperation with Alameda County, CA] (ADA / CODA) Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program 1935 2015 2020 2020: Site Visit
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Physician Assistant (MPAS) 2016 2016 2018 October 4, 2016: Provisional Accreditation granted. November 2018: Next site visit
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Pharmacy (PharmD) 1962 2016 June 30, 2024 October 15, 2018: written interim report due
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Physical Therapy program 1988 2011 June 30, 2021 Fall 2020: site visit
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Speech-Language Pathology (MS) 1973 2012 October 31, 2019 Fall 2019
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Audiology (AuD) 2014 2015 2020 February 1, 2016: Progress Report submitted
Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) Audiology (AuD) 2014 2015 TBD in Fall 2017 March 3, 2015: awarded "developing status"
Updated 2017.09.12