Accreditation and Approval

The University of San Diego is incorporated under the laws of the state of California and is invested with full power to confer degrees. It is  accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is approved for veterans. Contact information for WSCUC: 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501

Eligible professional programs within the university are accredited by the following agencies:
Agency Program
ABET-Engineering Accreditation Commission (formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) BS/BA in Electrical Engineering;
BS/BA in Industrial & Systems Engineering
BS/BA in Mechanical Engineering
American Bar Association (ABA) Juris Doctor program
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

MA in Counseling
School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health specializations

American Psychological Association (APA) Counseling Center 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
Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 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
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education program in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences

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