Accreditation and Accredited Programs

What is an Accredited Program?

Accredited programs are evaluated to confirm that they either meet or exceed national standards in terms of both content and quality based on the standards set by the accrediting agency.

For a full list of our accredited programs, click the Accreditation link. 

Why Choose an Accredited Program?

For students, this represents a reassurance that the appropriate knowledge and skills are included in the program, as well as that the program is both stable and professionally presented. 

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs

Although the Department of Education does not accredit either institutions or programs, the law requires that they publish a list of recognized national accrediting agencies that the Secretary of Education finds to be reliable relative to the quality of education.

University of Southern Missippi Accreditation History:

Accreditations of Professional Programs Leading to Licensing


Athletic Training



Marriage and Family Therapy

Medical Laboratory Sciences



Social Work

Speech-Language Pathology


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