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Additional Accreditation

WASC LogoSince 1949, University of the Pacific has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Pacific's last review was conducted in 2019 and current accreditation is valid through 2027.

In addition, Pacific is accredited with the following agencies in support of specialized academic programs across our schools and colleges (see table below).


Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
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) [Approval with Reporting Requirements] 2003 2019 2021 2021: 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 (Accreditation provisional) 2019 2020-2021 Sept 14-15, 2020: Site visit

 

Benerd College

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
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 2020 Spring 2020: Site visit

 

College of the Pacific

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
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 2022-23 Program in teach out; 2022-23: Self-study and site visit; Transitioning to MS only

 

Conservatory of Music

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
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) Performance (Brass, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, Woodwinds) (BM)  1928 2016 2023-24 To be scheduled
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Music Therapy (BM, MA) 1950 2015 2023-24 2023-24: Review with NASM

 

Eberhardt School of Business

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)  Entire school 1983 2019 2023-24 2023-24: Site visit

 

McGeorge School of Law

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
American Bar Association (ABA)  Juris Doctor 1969 2014 2020 March 8-12, 2020: Site visit
Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Entire law school 1974 2014 2020 March 8-12, 2020: Site visit

 

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Bioengineering (BS) 2011 2019 Sept 30, 2025 July 1, 2024: Self-study
Computer Science (BS) 1989 2019 Sept 30, 2023 July 1, 2022: Self-study
Engineering Management (BS) 2003 2019 Sept 30, 2025 July 1, 2024: Self-study
Civil Engineering (BS) Computer Engineering (BS) Electrical Engineering (BS) Engineering Physics (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS) 1971 - 1985 2019 Sept 30, 2025 July 1, 2024: Self-study

 

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Accrediting Agency  Accredited Since Last Review Accredited Through Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Pharmacy (PharmD) 1962 2016 June 30, 2024 Oct 1, 2020: 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 Oct 31, 2019 Nov 12, 2019: Site visit; Spring 2020: Official Accreditation Decision
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) Audiology (AuD) 2014 2015 2020 Oct 4, 2019: Site Visit; Spring 2020: Official Accreditation Decision
Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) Audiology (AuD) 2014 2018 April 30, 2028 To be scheduled
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Athletic Training (MS) Preliminary Accreditation Feb 28, 2020: Site Visit

 Updated: January 2020

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