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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. Graduating from an accredited program is a measure of excellence.

Program Resources

Programmatic Accreditation Communication Plan (PDF, revised July 2021)

Standard Institutional Description (PDF, revised July 2021)

The following list of accredited programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was last updated November 21, 2019. Copies of official notifications from these accreditors are maintained in the Accreditation Office.

Accrediting agency Accredited program Date of last review Expiration date
AACSB Accounting, BS, Master of Accountancy, PhD Accounting 10-Jun-2017 30-Jun-2022
ACEJMC Advertising and Public Relations, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
ABET Aerospace Engineering, BS in AE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
CAEP Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agricultural Education concentration, BS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
NAAB Architecture, B Arch and M Arch 1-Jan-2014 1-Jan-2022
CAEP Studio Art, BFA with a minor in Art Education 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
NASAD Art History, BA 10-Nov-2011 30-Jun-2022
NASAD Art, BA, and BA with minor in Art Education 10-Nov-2011 30-Jun-2022
NASM Artist Certificate in Music 19-Dec-2014 1-Jan-2023
ABET Biomedical Engineering, BS in BME 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Biosystems Engineering, BS in BE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
AACSB Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Organizations and Strategy, PhD 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
AACSB Business Analytics, BS, MS, PhD 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
NASM Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy 19-Dec-2014 1-Jan-2023
ABET Chemical Engineering, BS in CHE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ACS Chemistry, BS in Chemistry 28-Aug-2019 14-Jun-2022
CAEP Child and Family Studies, BS, MS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Civil Engineering, BS in CE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
APA Clinical Psychology, PhD 1-May-2017 1-May-2023
ABET Computer Engineering, BS in CPE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Computer Science, BS in CS 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
APA Counseling Psychology, PhD 12-Aug-2016 12-Aug-2023
CACREP Counseling, Mental Health and School Counseling concentrations, MS 13-Aug-2020 31-Oct-2028
CAEP Counseling, School Counseling Concentration, MS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
CACREP Counselor Education, PhD 13-Aug-2020 31-Oct-2028
ACEND Dietetic Internship 13-Aug-2018 31-Dec-2025
AACSB Economics, BS, MA, and PhD 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
CAEP Educational Administration, MS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Electrical Engineering, BS in EE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
AACSB Finance, BS, PhD 10-Jun-2017 30-Jun-2022
SAF Forestry, BS (Forest Resources Management, Restoration and Conservation Science, Urban Forestry Concentrations) 11-Jan-2018 31-Dec-2027
SAF Forestry, BS

Wildland Recreation Concentration

11-Jan-2018 30-Jun-2018
NASAD Graphic Design, BFA 10-Nov-2011 30-Jun-2022
AHTA Horticultural Therapy Graduate Certificate 1-Apr-2021 31-Mar-2026
AACSB Human Resource Management, BS, MS 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
ABET Industrial Engineering, BS in IE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ALA Information Science, MS 26-Jun-2016 30-Jun-2023
CAEP Information Sciences, MS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
NASAD Interior Architecture, BS in Interior Architecture (formerly Interior Design) 10-Nov-2011 30-Oct-2022
CIDA Interior Architecture, BS in Interior Architecture (formerly Interior Design) 4-May-2018 30-Jun-2024
ACEJMC Journalism & Electronic Media, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
LAAB Landscape Architecture, MA in Landscape Arch, MLA, MSLA 5-Apr-2019 31-Dec-2024
ABA Law, JD 23-Apr-2013 30-Jun-2023
AACSB Management, BS 24-May-2017 31-Oct-2022
AACSB Management Science, PhD 24-May-2017 31-Oct-2022
AACSB Marketing, BS, PhD 24-May-2017 31-Oct-2022
AACSB Master of Business Administration – all concentrations 24-May-2017 31-Oct-2022
ABET Materials Science and Engineering, BS in MSE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Mechanical Engineering, BS in ME 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
NAACLS Medical Laboratory Sciences, BS (with the UT Medical Center) 13-Oct-2017 31-Oct-2027
CAMPEP Medical Physics, MS and Graduate Certificate 17-Aug-2019 31-Dec-2022
NASM Music, BA and B Music, M Music (all concentrations) 19-Dec-2014 30-Jun-2023
CAEP Music, B Music, Music Education concentration 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
ABET Nuclear Engineering, BS in NE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
CCNE Nursing, BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing 30-Mar-2015 31-Dec-2025
CCNE Nursing, DNP 22-Oct-2020 31-Dec-2030
CCNE Nursing, Graduate Certificate Programs including Post-Graduate APRN Certificate 30-Mar-2015 31-Dec-2025
COA Nursing, MS in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration 17-Oct-2014 17-Oct-2024
ACEND Nutrition, BS in Health and Human Sciences (Dietetics concentration) 13-Aug-2018 31-Dec-2025
AACSB Public Administration, BS 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
CEPH Public Health, MPH 27-Jun-2016 1-Jul-2023
ACEJMC Public Relations, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
COAPRT Recreation and Sport Management major, BS, Therapeutic Recreation concentration 28-Oct-2016 28-Oct-2023
APA School Psychology, PhD 13-Aug-2014 Jun-2021
CAEP School Psychology, PhD 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
NASP School Psychology, PhD 1-Feb-2015 Jun-2021
CSWE Social Work, BS and MS in Social Work Oct-2019 Oct-2025
CAEP Social Work, BS and MS in Social Work 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
AACSB Statistics, BS (intercollegiate with College of Arts and Sciences) and MS 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
NASAD Studio Art, BA, BFA, MFA 13-Nov-2015 30-Jun-2022
NASAD Studio Art, BFA with a minor in Art Education 10-Nov-2011 30-Jun-2022
AACSB Supply Chain Management (formerly named Logistics), BS 24-May-2017 30-Jun-2022
CAEP Teacher Education, MS, EdS 14-Nov-2014 31-Oct-2020
NAST Theatre, BA, MFA 22-Apr-2015 31-Mar-2022
AVMA Veterinary Medicine, DVM 22-Oct-2015 31-Dec-2022
SAF Wildlife and Fisheries Science, BS (Wildlife and Fisheries Management Concentration) 1-Jan-2018 31-Dec-2027

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)
ASHA American Speech – Language – Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 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
CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
COA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
COAPRT Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, National Recreation and Park Association
CEPH Council on Education for Public Health
CIDA Council on Interior Design Accreditation
CSWE Council on Social Work Education
LAAB Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, American Society of Landscape Architects
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
SAF Society of American Foresters