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Programmatic Accreditation

Many academic programs are accredited by professional associations. Accreditation is required in these fields for graduates to sit for licensing exams or to practice their profession. Being a graduate of an accredited program is a measure of excellence.

Program Resources

Programmatic Accreditation Communication Plan (PDF)
Standardized Description of UT (Word)

The following list of accredited programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was last updated April 30, 2015.

Accrediting agency Programs accredited Date of last review Next review completion date
AACSB Accounting, BS and Master of Accountancy 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
ACEJMC Advertising and Public Relations, BS in Communications 2011 30-Jun-2017
ABET Aerospace Engineering, BS in AE 2012 30-Sep-2018
NCATE Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agricultural Education concentration, BS 2014 31-Oct-2020
NAAB Architecture, B Arch and M Arch 1-Jan-14 1-Jan-2022
NCATE Art Education, (second major with BA in Art or BFA in Studio Art) 2014 31-Oct-2020
NASAD Art History, BA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASAD Art, BA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASAD Art, BA with second major in Art Education 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASM Artist Certificate in Music 1-Jan-13 1-Jan-2023
ABET Biomedical Engineering, BS in BME 2012 30-Sep-2018
ABET Biosystems Engineering, BS in BE 2012 30-Sep-2018
AACSB Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Organizations and Strategy, PhD 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
AACSB Business Analytics, BS and MS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
NASM Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy 1-Jan-13 1-Jan-2023
ABET Chemical Engineering, BS in CHE 2012 30-Sep-2018
ACS Chemistry, BS in Chemistry 13-Dec-12 31-Dec-2015
NCATE Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Pre K-3 Track; early Development and Learning PreK-K Track, BS 2014 31-Oct-2020
NCATE Child and Family Studies, Teacher Licensure (PreK-3) concentration, MS 2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Civil Engineering, BS in CE 2012 30-Sep-2018
APA Clinical Psychology, PhD 2009 31-Dec-2016
ABET Computer Engineering, BS CPE 2012 30-Sep-2018
ABET Computer Science, BS in CS 2012 30-Sep-2018
APA Counseling Psychology, PhD 2009 31-Dec-2016
CACREP Counseling, Mental Health Counseling concentration, MS 25-Jul-12 31-Oct-2020
CORE Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling concentration, MS 31-Dec-05 31-Aug-2015
CACREP Counseling, School Counseling concentration, MS 25-Jul-12 31-Oct-2020
NCATE Counseling, School Counseling Concentration, MS 2014 31-Oct-2020
CACREP Counselor Education, PhD 25-Jul-12 31-Oct-2020
ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), Nutrition, BS in Health and Human Sciences 4-Nov-08 1-Sep-2017
ACEND Dietetic Internship 4-Nov-08 1-Sep-2017
AACSB Economics, BS, MA, and PhD 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
NCATE Education, Educational Administration concentration, EdS 2014 31-Oct-2020
NCATE Education, Leadership Studies in Education, PhD 2014 31-Oct-2020
NCATE Educational Administration, MS 2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Electrical Engineering, BS in EE 2012 30-Sep-2018
AACSB Finance, BS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
SAF Forestry, BS in Forestry 2006 31-Dec-2016
NASAD Graphic Design, BFA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
AACSB Human Resource Management, BS and MS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
ABET Industrial Engineering, BS in IE 2012 30-Sep-2018
ALA Information Science, MS 2009 30-Jun-2016
NCATE Information Sciences, MS 2014 31-Oct-2020
NASAD Interior Design, BS 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
CIDA Interior Design, BS in Interior Design 1-Jul-11 1-Jul-2017
ACEJMC Journalism & Electronic Media, BS in Communications 2011 30-Jun-2017
LAAB Landscape Architecture, M Landscape Arch 22-Aug-12 30-Jun-2018
ABA Law, JD 17-Oct-13 31-Dec-2020
AACSB Logistics, BS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
AACSB Management, BS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
AACSB Marketing, BS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
AACSB Master of Business Administration – Full-time, Aerospace and Defense, Executive, Physician Executive, Professional 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
ABET Materials Science and Engineering, BS in MSE 2012 30-Sep-2018
ABET Mechanical Engineering, BS in ME 2012 30-Sep-2018
NAACLS Medical Laboratory Sciences (previously named Clinical Laboratory Sciences), BS 31-Oct-10 31-Oct-2017
NASM Music, BA and B Music (all concentrations) 1-Jan-13 1-Jan-2023
NASM Music, M Music (all concentrations) 1-Jan-13 1-Jan-2023
NCATE Music, Music Education concentration, B Music 2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Nuclear Engineering, BS in NE 2012 30-Sep-2018
CCNE Nursing, BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing 21-Oct-05 31-Dec-2015
CCNE Nursing, DNP (initial) In process In process
COA Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration, MS in Nursing 17-Oct-14 1-Sep-2024
AACSB Public Administration, BS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
CEPH Public Health, Master of Public Health 2008 31-Dec-2015
NASP School Psychology, EDS and PhD 2014 31-Dec-2021
APA School Psychology, PhD 2014 31-Dec-2021
NCATE School Psychology, PhD 2014 31-Oct-2020
CSWE Social Work, BS in Social Work and MS in Social Work 2010 31-Oct-2018
NCATE Social Work, MSSW 2014 31-Oct-2020
NCATE Special Education, BS 2014 31-Oct-2020
AACSB Statistics, BS (intercollegiate with College of Arts and Sciences) and MS 12-May-12 30-Jun-2017
NASAD Studio Art, BA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASAD Studio Art, BFA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASAD Studio Art, BFA with second major in Art Education 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NASAD Studio Art, MFA 10-Nov-11 30-Jun-2020
NCATE Teacher Education, MS, EdS 2014 31-Oct-2020
NAST Theatre, BA, MFA Mar-15 31-Mar-2021
COAPRT Therapeutic Recreation concentration of the Recreation and Sport Management major, Bachelor of Science 2-Oct-08 31-Dec-2016
AVMA Veterinary Medicine, DVM 2012 31-Dec-2015


Accrediting agencies:

AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
ABET Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
ACEJMC Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
ACEND Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association CADE)
ABA American Bar Association
ACS American Chemical Society
ALA American Library Association
APA American Psychological Association
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CACREP Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
COA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
COAPRT Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions
CEPH Council on Education for Public Health
CIDA Council on Interior Design Accreditation
CORE Council on Rehabilitation Education
CSWE Council on Social Work Education
LAAB Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board
NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NAAB National Architectural Accrediting Board
NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NASP National Association of School Psychologists
NAST National Association of Schools of Theatre
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
SAF Society of American Foresters




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