Cleveland State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For more information, please use of the following contact information: HLC, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (800) 621-7440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, individual Cleveland State programs hold the following professional accreditations:
Business Administration: Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, and the Doctor of Business Administration programs of the Monte Ahuja College of Business are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Accounting programs (BBA and Master of Accountancy) are among 168 institutions worldwide that have additional specialized accreditation in accounting.
Chemistry: The Department of Chemistry's undergraduate curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society. Its clinical chemistry Ph.D. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry.
Education: Preparation programs offered by the College of Education and Human Services for prospective teachers and other school personnel are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The School Counseling and the Clinical Mental Health programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Counseling Psychology specialization in the Urban Education Ph.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Licensure programs housed outside the College of Education and Human Services that are included in the CAEP accreditation structure include the School Psychologist program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the School Speech/Language Pathologist program approved by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Music Education program approved by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Engineering: The Bachelor degree programs in Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Graduate programs in Engineering are reviewed through regular self-studies and by other state/Ohio Department of Higher Education agencies.
Health and Wellness Service: The program is approved by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Law: The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Music: The graduate and undergraduate curricula in the School of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Nursing: The Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing curricula are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Occupational Therapy: The program is approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
Physical Therapy: The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Physics: The Master of Science in Medical Physics is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs.
Psychology: The Psychology Specialist (School Psychology) program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Public Administration: The Master of Public Administration curriculum is approved by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Social Work: The School of Social Work curriculum is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Council of Social Work Education.
Speech and Hearing: The academic and clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Urban Planning and Development: The Master of Urban Planning and Development curriculum is approved by the Planning Accreditation Board.