Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Certification
D'Youville is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Board of Regents Certification
D'Youville is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to award degrees and certificates for programs registered with the New York State Board of Regents.
Accreditation of Individual Programs
It is important to note that not all academic programs and departments have a specialized accreditation. For those programs that have distinct and specialized accreditations, D'Youville has sought them out and they are listed below.
D'Youville seeks academic program accreditation from appropriate specialized accreditation agencies. They assure the educational community, students and their families, the general public, and other organizations, that an academic program has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.
In addition, some state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure.
D'Youville has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Master of Business Administration with concentrations in General Business Administration, Marketing, and Human Resources
- Master of Science in International Business
- Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in International Business
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in International Business
- Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Business Management, Business Management (Advance), and Accounting
The Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at D'Youville is awarded programmatic accreditation by the:
Council on Chiropractic Education
8049 North 85th Way
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321
Phone: (480) 433-8877
D'Youville's Coordinated Program in Dietetics has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This is the American Dietetic Association's accrediting agency for education programs that prepare students for careers as registered dietitians.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 312-899-0040, ext. 5400
Our five-year dietetic program (three-year pre-professional and two-year coordinated program) is also approved and registered by the New York State Education Department.
The D’Youville education programs are currently accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
1140 19th Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
In addition, the following programs are approved by the associated NCATE Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs):
- Liberal Studies for Education (LSE) Bachelor’s/Master’s program – Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
- Childhood Education Master’s program – ACEI
- Special Education Master’s program – Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Master’s program – TESOL
For Canadians: After you complete your graduate teacher education program, D'Youville recommends to the appropriate body that you have met all requirements and are eligible to apply for the teaching certificate. The decision to issue a teaching certificate is made by the New York State Education Department and the Ontario College of Teachers.
Ontario certification is for Canadian citizens residing in Ontario who wish to teach in Ontario. If you are not a Canadian citizen or if you wish to teach in a province other than Ontario, you may not fulfill the necessary requirements. It is your responsibility to determine whether D'Youville's program will prepare you for your goals. For more information, contact the Ontario College of Teachers at 416-961-8800 or call toll-free in Canada at 888-534-2222. www.oct.ca
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, the master degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the post-graduate APRN certificate at D’Youville are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
D'Youville's occupational therapy degree program is fully approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). You must graduate from an ACOTE-accredited program to be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
D'Youville's School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by:Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603-4810
D'Youville's Physician Assistant department is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). It accredits programs nationally through a peer review process that includes documentation and periodic site visit evaluation. By defining the standards for Physician Assistant education, ARC-PA goals are to encourage sound educational practices and innovation by programs, and to stimulate continuous self-study and improvement.
12000 Findley Road, Suite 240
Duluth, GA 30097
D'Youville's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is registered by the New York State Department of Education. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This is the only accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit entry-level physical therapists at the master's and doctoral degree levels.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314