Accreditation

Academic Accreditation

Accreditation is a status awarded to an educational institution or a program that has been found to meet or exceed stated standards of excellence and quality in educational practices. St. Mary’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award B.A., B.B.A., B.S., L.L.M., M.A., M.B.A., M.P.A., M.S., J.D., and Ph.D. 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 St. Mary’s University.

Contact the Commission on Colleges to file a public complaint against the University.

Specialized accreditation is listed below for each applicable program.

Business Administration

Bill Greehey School of Business: AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Master of Business Administration (MBA): AACSB – International Association of Management Education

Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.): CACREP – Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.): COAMFTE – Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.): CACREP – Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Marriage and Family Therapy (Ph.D.): COAMFTE – Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Education

Catholic School Leadership (M.A.): Approved by The Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Education (M.A.): Approved by The Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Educational Leadership (M.A.): Approved by The Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Reading (M.A.): Approved by The Texas State Board for Educator Certification

Teacher Education Program: Approved by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification

B.A. Degree Program: Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

Engineering

Computer Engineering (B.S.): Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Electrical Engineering (B.S.): Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Industrial Engineering (B.S.) : Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Law

Juris Doctorate (J.D.): The St. Mary’s University School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

Institutional Memberships

  • The American Association of Higher Education
  • The American Association of University Women
  • The American Council on Education
  • The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • The American Bar Association
  • The American Schools of Oriental Research
  • The National Association of Schools of Music
  • The Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • The Association of American Law Schools
  • The Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities
  • The Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
  • The Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  • The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The International Association of Counseling Services
  • The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • The National Catholic Educational Association
  • The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • The National Collegiate Honors Council
  • The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Texas Humanities Alliance
  • Council of Undergraduate Research

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