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University Accreditation

Accreditation status of programs at Northwestern University.

Program Accrediting agency Last visit Visit/review frequency Next visit
Northwestern University Higher Learning Commission 2015 10 Years 2025
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry American Chemical Society 1993 As arranged by ACS
Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association 2011 7 Years 2018
Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg School of Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 2017 5 Years 2022
School of Education & Social Policy
Teacher Certification (SESP/WCAS) Illinois State Board of Education 2013 4 Years 2017
Teacher Certification (Music) Illinois State Board of Education 2013 4 Years 2017
Teacher Certification (Comm.) Illinois State Board of Education 2013 4 Years 2017
Teacher Certification (SESP) Illinois State Board of Education 2013 4 Years 2017
Medill School of Journalism
Medill School of Journalism Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 2011 6 Years 2017
Bienen School of Music
Bienen School of Music National Association of the Schools of Music 2009 10 Years 2019
School of Communication (formerly School of Speech)
Program in Audiology The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2016 8 Years 2024
Speech Language Pathology The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 2016 8 years 2024
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing & Design, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. 2011 Fall 6 years 2017
The Graduate School
M.A. in Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs 8 Years 2023  
Law School
Law School American Bar Association 2010 7 Years 2017
Association of American Law Schools 2013 7 Years
(varies)
2017  
Feinberg School of Medicine
M.D. Program Liaison Committee on Medical Education 2015 Up to 8 years 2021
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 2011 4-6 Years 2017
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program American Board of Genetic Counseling 2015 Up to 8 years 2023
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 2024
Physician Assistant Program Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant 2012 7 years 2020
Masters in Public Health (Dept. of Preventive Medicine) The Council on Education in Public Health 2010 May 7 Years 2017
Residency Training Programs Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Institutional Review Committee, ACGME
Residency Review Committee
2010 Up to 10 years 2020
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.