Eastern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Kentucky University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

Specialized Accreditations

AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Risk Management & Insurance, General Business, Management, Marketing, and B.S. in Insurance Programs. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for Nursing - Associate Degree Program. 

Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education (ACCE) for Co-Operative Education Programs. 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Acedemy of Nutrients and Dietetics for Didactic Program in Dietetics - B.S. in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics concentration.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for Occupational Therapy, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (AAFS-FEPAC) for B.S. in Forensic Science Program (Chemistry Option). 

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) for Apparel Design and Merchandising, Child and Family Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, General Dietetics Programs.

American Bar Association (ABA) for Paralegal - Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Programs, Minor and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs. 

American Chemical Society (Certification) (ACS) for B.S. in Chemistry (all options) Program. 

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) for B.S. in Construction Management. 

American Psychological Association (APA) for Psy.D. in Psychology.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program. 

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) for B.S. in Applied Engineering Management, B.S. in Graphic Communications Management, B.S. in Network Security and Electronics, and A.A.S. in Associate in Technology Program.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for EMT Paramedic (CAAHEP-EMT) for EMT Paramedic - Associate Degree and Certificate Curricula Program. 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for Athletic Training Program. 

Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) for B.S. in American Sign Language & Interpreter Education Program. 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for B.S. in Nursing; M.S. in Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for B.S. in Health Care Administration and Informatics Program. 

Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET-CAC) for B.S. in Computer Science (with Concentration in General Computer Science) Program. 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.Ed in School Counseling Programs, and EDD Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision. 

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) (formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) for CARES (formerly Teacher Education Services), B.S. Elementary Education, B.S. Middle Grade Education, M.A.T., M.A.Ed. Elementary Education, M.A.Ed. Middle Grade Education, M.A.Ed. Secondary Education, M.A.Ed. Library Science, M.A.Ed. Literacy, M.A.Ed. Gifted Education, Rank I Elementary Education, Rank I Middle Grade Education, Rank I Secondary Education, Rank I Library Science, Business and Marketing Education/Teaching, Career and Technical Education/Teaching, School Psychology – Specialist in Psychology Degree Program, Physical Education/Teaching, Health Education/Teaching, and Family & Consumer Science Education/Teaching Programs. 

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for Public Health Programs: B.S. Public Health; Master of Public Health; Community Health; Environmental Health Science. 

Council on Education for Public Health - Association of Graduate Faculties in Public Health (CEPH) for Community Nutrition - MS Degree Program. 

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for Baccalaureate Degree Program. 

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program for BS, MAEd, MAT, graduate certification

Federal Aviation Administration (Certification) (FAA) for Aviation Part 141 Professional Flight Program. 

International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) for Counseling Center. 

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for B.S. in Fire Protection Administration, Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation, & Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Programs. 

Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) for Nursing - ASN. BSN, MSN, DNP. 

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for Medical Laboratory Science Baccalaureate Program. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) for Burrier Child Development Center. 

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for MM in Theory, MM in Composition, MM in Conducting, MM & BM in Music Education, MM & BM in Performance, BM in Theory/Composition, BM with Emphasis in Music Industry Programs. 

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for Specialist in School Psychology Program. 

National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) for Environmental Health Sciences - Baccalaureate Degree Program; Masters in Public Health Programs. 

National Recreation and Park Administration (NRPA) for Baccalaureate Degree Program. 

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NSPPAA) (formerly National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration) for Master of Public Administration. 

Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, PGA Golf Management Option.

Public Relations Society of America (Certification) (PRSA) for B.A. in Public Relations Program.