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Accreditation / Certification

North Central Association

Undergraduate Program

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org), 312-263-0456) to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees.

Graduate Program

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the Doctoral and Master’s degree level and programs in School Psychology and Educational Leadership are accredited at the Education Specialist level.

American Bar Association (ABA)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Chemistry Department is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society.

American Council of Construction Education (ACCE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s degree in Construction Management in the Department of Professional Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Paseka School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools - less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs (CAATE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Programs.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree in Nursing and the master's degree in Nursing programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s graduate program in Counseling has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The specialized accreditation is granted by CACREP which is an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The program offers two CACREP accredited emphases: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling (K-12).

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to offer a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Minnesota State University Moorhead is certified to educate police officers in the State of Minnesota.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (BOSA)

Minnesota State University Moorhead's Educational Leadership program is an approved licensure program for Principal K-12, Superintendent, Director of Special Education and Director of Community Education through the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Minnesota State University Moorhead's graduate program in school psychology is approved and meets training standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). MSUM has been NASP/NCATE approved for 30 years. MSUM was one of the first programs in the country to receive NASP/NCATE approval. NASP is an affiliate organization of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

The Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. MSUM offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The School of Teaching & Learning at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (http://www.ncate.org). This accreditation covers all programs at the initial baccalaureate or post baccalaureate levels, and the advanced teacher education post baccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.

Minnesota State University Moorhead's teacher licensure/endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.

The Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s program in Operations Management in the Department of Professional Management is accredited by the Association of Technology, Managements and Applied Engineering.