Accreditation

Official Recognition and Accreditation

The University of San Diego (USD) is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and is invested with full power to confer degrees. USD has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 748-9001. USD is approved for veterans.

The USD Department of Chemistry is on the list of colleges and universities approved by the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (800) 333-9511.

The undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Business are accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602-5730; (813) 769-6500.

The dual BS/BA degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201; (410) 347-7700.

The Counseling program in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 535-5990.

The Marital and Family Therapy program in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 253-0473.

The Professional Education Unit (PEU) in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes Learning and Teaching, School Counseling, Special Education and School Leadership programs. NCATE is a subsidiary of the Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St., NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 223-70077, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The university is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), 1900 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814; (https://www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/reports/data/), to recommend candidates for the Multiple Subject and Single Subject teaching credentials, the Education Specialist Credential (Special Education), the Administrative Services Credential and the Pupil Personnel Service Credential.

The Special Education program in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences is nationally recognized by The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), 2900 Crystal Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22202; (888) 232-7733).

The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791. 

The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 662-1000 and is a member of The Order of the Coif and the Association of American Law Schools.