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Specialized and Programmatic Accreditations

Accreditation status of programs at Northwestern University.

Program/unit/school Accrediting agency Last review Review frequency Next review
Northwestern University Higher Learning Commission 2015 10 Years 2025
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry American Chemical Society 2017 10 years 2027
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

American Psychological Association

Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System

2018

 

 2021

3 Years

 

 10 Years

2024

 

 2031

Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg School of Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2022 5 Years 2027
Northwestern Teacher/Educator Programs
Undergraduate School of Education and Social Policy (SESP)/Other School Elementary Education Teacher Licensure (Grades 1-6) Illinois State Board of Education 2021 Varies
Undergraduate SESP/Other School Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Illinois State Board of Education 2019 Varies

Graduate SESP Elementary Education Teacher Licensure (Grades 1-6)

 

Illinois State Board of Education 2015 Varies
Graduate SESP Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Illinois State Board of Education 2019 Varies
Graduate SESP Teacher Leadership (Grades PreK-Age 22) Illinois State Board of Education 2013 Varies
Undergraduate Music Education Teacher Licensure (Grades PreK-12) Illinois State Board of Education 2020 Varies
Graduate Music Education Teacher Licensure (Grades PreK-12) Illinois State Board of Education 2020 Varies
Graduate School of Communication Speech, Language, Learning, Speech Language Pathologist Non-Teaching Educator Licensure (Grades PreK-Age 22) Illinois State Board of Education 2014 Varies
School of Communication (formerly School of Speech)
Doctor of Audiology Program The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2015 7 Years 2023
Speech-Language Pathology The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2015 7 Years 2023
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Manufacturing & Design, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 2017 6 Years 2023
The Graduate School
M.A. in Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs 2023 8 Years  2031
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

2017 8 Years 2024

Master in Public Health

M.S. in Biostatistics

M.S. in Epidemiology
The Council of Education in Public Health 2017 7 Years 2025
Law School
Law School American Bar Association 2018 10 Years 2027-2028
Association of American Law Schools 2018 10 Years  2027- 2028
Feinberg School of Medicine
M.D. Program Liaison Committee on Medical Education 2021 Up to 8 years 2028-2029
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 2023 4-6 Years 2029
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program American Board of Genetic Counseling 2023 Up to 8 years 2031
Internship in Clinical Psych. (Dept of Psych. & Behavioral Sciences) American Psychological Association 2011 7 Years 2018
Ph.D. in Clinical Psych. (Dept. of Psych. & Behavioral Sciences) American Psychological Association 2011 7 Years 2018
Prosthetics & Orthotics National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetics Education 2014 5 Years 2019
Physical Therapy (Doctor Physical Therapy) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 2014 Up to 10 Years 2025
Physician Assistant Program Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant 2013 10 Years 2023
Residency Training Programs Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Institutional Review Committee, ACGME
Residency Review Committee
2019 Up to 10 Years 2027
Block Museum
Block Museum American Association of Museums  2023 Every 10 Years 2033
Former Accreditations
Medill School of Journalism Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2017 N/A N/A
Bienen School of Music National Association of the Schools of Music 2019 N/A N/A
Northwestern University Dental School 1891 - 2001
Northwestern University Dental School American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation Initially accredited in 1943. NUDS maintained its accredited status until its official closing in June 2001.
Northwestern Programs in Nursing Education/Center for Nursing, 1979-1990
Baccalaureate Program in Nursing National League for Nursing Initially accredited in 1980. Officially closed in 1988 and phased out in 1990.
Graduate Program in Nursing National League for Nursing

Initially accredited in 1983. Officially closed in 1988 and phased out in 1990.