Accreditation and Approval

USD has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1956.

Eligible professional programs within the university are accredited by the following agencies:
Agency Program
ABET (formerly Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology)
BS/BA in Electrical Engineering;
BS/BA in Industrial & Systems Engineering
American Bar Association (ABA) Juris Doctor program
American Psychological Association (APA) Predoctoral internship program in
Professional Psychology
Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business International (AACSB)
School of Business
Commission on Accrediation for
Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
MA in Marital & Family Therapy
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) School of Nursing
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Professional Education Unit in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Eligible programs within the university have been approved by the following agencies:
Agency Program
American Bar Association (ABA) Paralegal program
American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry program
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Teacher credentialing programs in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences