University Accreditations

University Accreditations

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Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.



Accrediting Agency
Last Accreditation Review / Next Visit
Current Accreditation Status
and Levels of Accreditation



Institutional Accreditation
   
Murray State University
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
2004 / 2014
Level Change (December 2010)
SACSCOC On-Campus Committee Review of Level Change (June 2013)
    Accredited to award Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.



    Professionally Accredited Programs

    Journalism and Mass Communications
    Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
    2010 / 2016
    Accredited to award BA, BS

    Chemistry
    American Chemical Society
    2013 / 2016
    Accredited to award BA, BS

    Didactic Program in Dietetics
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    2003 / 2013
    Accredited to award BS/Postgraduate internship

    Speech-Language Pathology 
    Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) 
    2008 / 2016
    Accredited to award MS

    Veterinary Technology
    American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    2009 /2015

    Accredited to award BSA

    Occupational Safety and Health
    Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ASAC/ABET)
    2005 / 2017
    Accredited to award BS, MS

    College of Business
    The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
    2013 / 2018
    Accredited to award BAB, BSB, MBA, MSIS

    Athletic Training
    Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
    2012 / 2021
    Accredited to award BS

    Nursing
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    2004 / 2014
     Accredited to award BSN, MSN, MS

    Nurse Anesthetist
    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
    2011 / 2021 -- Five-Year Review in 2016
    Accredited to award MS

    Social Work
    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
    2010 / 2019
    Accredited to award BSW

    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET)
    2010 / 2016
    Accredited to award BS

    Civil Engineering Technology (includes construction option)
    Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC/ABET)
    2004 / 2017
    Accredited to award BS

    Clinical Psychology
    Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPAC)
    2003 / 2013
    Accredited to award MA, MS

    Art
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
    2007 / 2016
    Accredited to award BA, BS, BFA

    Music
    National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
    2004 / 2013
    Accredited to award BA, BS, BM, MME,

    Theatre
    National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

    2008 / 2014
    Accredited to award BA, BS

    College of Education
    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
    2009 / 2016
    Accredited to award BA, BS, BFA, BM, EdS, MAEd, MME, MS

    Teacher Education/Certification
    Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
    2009 / 2016
    Accredited to award BA, BS

    Interior Design
    National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
    2011 / 2016
    Accredited to award BS



    Facility Accreditation

    Breathitt Veterinary Center
    American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians AAVLD
    2010 / 2021

    Small Business Development Center
    Association of Small Business Development Centers

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