University of the Pacific has been accredited since 1949 and in 2018 received reaccreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) through 2027. In its reaffirmation of Pacific’s accreditation, WSCUC praised Pacific's academic excellence, educational innovation and financial sustainability.

Reaccreditation ensures a college or university maintains high educational standards and is committed to continually improving. It enables student access to federal financial aid such as grants and loans, ensures credits and degrees are transferable to other universities and considered credible by employers, and allows colleges and universities to apply for federal and private grants to support research and student services. It also supports colleges and universities in developing and sustaining effective academic programs.

Additional Accreditation

Since 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).

Updated: November 2020

Dental Education program (DDS)

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA)

Since: 1910 | Last Review: 2015 | Accredited Through: 2021

Next Site Visit: 2021

 

Graduate Orthodontics (MSD) and Dentofacial Orthopedics programs

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA)

Since: 1943 | Last Review: 2015 | Accredited Through: 2021

Next Site Visit: 2021

 

Advanced Education in General Dentistry program

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA)

Since: 1991 | Last Review: 2015 | Accredited Through: 2021

Next Site Visit: 2021

 

Endodontics (MSD) program

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA)

Since: 2012 | Last Review: 2017 | Accredited Through: 2023

Next Site Visit: 2023

 

Dental Hygiene (BS) [Approval with Reporting Requirements]

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association / Commission on Dental accreditation (ADA / CODA)

Since: 2003 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: 2021

Next Site Visit: 2021

 

Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program [Approval with Reporting Requirements (3)]

Accrediting Agency: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation [in cooperation with Alameda County, CA] (ADA / CODA)

Since: 1935 | Last Review: 2015 | Accredited Through: 2021

Next Site Visit: 202

Education programs encompassing:

  • Preliminary Multiple Subject with intern
  • Preliminary Single Subject with intern
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities with intern
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Disabilities with intern
  • Pupil Personnel Services: School Psychology with intern
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Accrediting Agency: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (K-12) (CCTC)

Since: 1924 | Last Review: 2011 | Accredited Through: 2027

Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date: To be scheduled

 

School Psychology (EdS)

Accrediting Agency: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Since: 2008 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: February 1, 2025

Report Dues: March 15, 2024

Chemistry (BA, BS), Biochemistry (BS)

Accrediting Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Since: 1955 | Last Review: 2016 | Accredited Through: Ongoing

5-year report due: 2021

 

Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences: Athletic Training Program (BS)

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Since: 2003 | Last Review: 2008 | Accredited Through: 2022-23

Program in teach out; 2022-23: Self-Study and Site Visit; Transitioning to MS only

Music programs encompassing:

  • 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) 

Accrediting Agency: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Since: 1928 | Last Review: 2016 | Accredited Through: 2023-24

Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date: To be scheduled

 

Music Therapy (BM, MA)

Accrediting Agency: American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Since: 1950 | Last Review: 2015 | Accredited Through: 2023-24

Review with NASM: 2023-24

Entire school

Accrediting Agency: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Since: 1983 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: 2023-24

Site Visit: 2023-24

Juris Doctor

Accrediting Agency: American Bar Association (ABA)

Since: 1969 | Last Review: 2014 | Accredited Through: 2030

Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date: To be Scheduled

 

Entire law school

Accrediting Agency: Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

Since: 1969 | Last Review: 2014 | Accredited Through: 2030

Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date: To be Scheduled

Bioengineering (BS)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Since: 1911 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: Sept 30, 2025

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2024

 

Computer Science (BS)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Since: 1989 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: Sept 30, 2025

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2024

 

Engineering Management (BS)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Since: 2003 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: Sept 30, 2025

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2024

 

Civil Engineering (BS); Computer Engineering (BS); Electrical Engineering (BS); Engineering Physics (BS); Mechanical Engineering (BS)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Since: 1971-1985 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: Sept 30, 2025

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2024

Audiology (Aud)

Accrediting Agency: Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA)

Since: 1914 | Last Review: 2020 | Accredited Through: January 31, 2025

Annual Report: Feb 1, 2021

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE)

Since: 1914 | Last Review: 2018 | Accredited Through: April 30, 2028

Next Visit, Review or Self-Study Date: To be scheduled

 

Athletic Training Program (MS)

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Last Review: 2020 | Accredited Through: June 30, 2025

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2024

 

Clinical Nutrition (MSCN)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ASEND)

Accredited Through: May 11, 2024 (Candidacy for Accreditation)

Site Visit: January - June 2023

 

Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Accrediting Agency: American Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE)

Candidacy Status

Self-Study Date: July 1, 2022 | Site Visit: March 2023

 

Physical Therapy Program

Accrediting Agency: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Since: 1988 | Last Review: 2011 | Accredited Through: June 30, 2021

Site Visit: Fall 2020

 

Physician Assistant (MPAS) [Accreditation Provisional]

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Since: 1916 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: 2020-2021

Site Visit: Sept 14-15, 2020

 

Social Work (MSW)

Accrediting Agency: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Candidacy Status

Site Visit: Spring 2021

 

Speech-Language Pathology (MS)

Accrediting Agency: Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Since: 1973 | Last Review: 2019 | Accredited Through: October 31, 2027

Annual Report: Feb 1, 202

Pharmacy (PharmD)

Accrediting Agency: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Since: 1962 | Last Review: 2016 | Accredited Through: June 30, 2024

Site Visit: Fall 2023