Accreditations

West Chester University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of six institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. West Chester University‚Äôs accreditation with Middle States began in 1946, and our accreditation has been continuously reaffirmed since that time.

In addition to MSCHE, the following West Chester University programs are accredited by specialized or national organizations. For copies of the most recent accreditation letters, please contact Dr. Stefanie Schwalm, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment, at

Stefanie Schwalm

 or 610-436-3444.

Graphic and Interactive Design, Studio Art, BFA

Accreditation Agency:
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700

Theatre, BA

Accreditation Agency:
National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700

Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, BS; Business, MBA; Human Resource Management, MS

Accreditation Agency:
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
777 S. Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
813-769-6500

Public Administration, MPA

Accreditation Agency:
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)
1029 Vermond Avenue NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
202-628-8965


Clinical Counseling, MS; Higher Education and Student Affairs, MS; School Counseling, MEd

Accreditation Agency:
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
1001 N Fairfax Street, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-535-5990

Educator Preparation Programs

Accreditation Agency:
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) formerly NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20036
202-223-0077

Additional information on Specialized Professional Associations

Social Work, BSW and MSW

Accreditation Agency:
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
703-683-8080


Nutrition, BS and Dietetic Internship (Certificate)

Accreditation Agency:
Accreditation Council for Education and Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800-877-1600x5400

Exercise Science, BS

Accreditation Agency:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

Athletic Training, MS

Accreditation Agency:
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
6850 Austin Center Boulevard, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
844-462-2283

Nursing, BSN, MSN, DNP

Accreditation Agency:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington , DC 20001
202-887-6791

Respiratory Care, BS

Accreditation Agency:
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
777 Cannon Drive
Hurst, TX 76054-4876
817-283-2835

Communication Sciences and Disorders, MA

Accreditation Agency:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Pathology (ASHA)
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498-2071

Public Health, MPH

Accreditation Agency:
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
202-789-1050

Environmental Health, BS

Accreditation Agency:
National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)
PO Box 66057

Burien, WA 98166
206-522-5272


Music Education, BM, MM; Music Performance, BM, MM; Music, BM, MM 

Accreditation Agency:
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700


Computer Science, BS

Accreditation Agency:
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-347-7700

Clinical Psychology, PsyD

Accreditation Agency:
American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation (APA)
750 First St NE
Washington , DC 20002-4242
202-336-5500

Forensic and Toxicological Chemistry, BS

Accreditation Agency:
Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC)
410 N 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719-636-1100

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