In addition to maintaining our regional accreditation through HLC and adhering to each of our individual campus’s state requirements, Antioch University (AU) has many academic programs that are accredited or approved by programmatic/specialized accreditors. These bodies conduct their own processes for ensuring that their member programs meet defined standards specific to that particular academic discipline or professional practice.
These external approvals require a range of activities that focus on assurance of quality. Activities vary depending on the body but can include self-studies, assessment and reflection, peer reviews, and/or site visits. Programs may be reviewed for curricular currency, course content preparation of graduates with necessary professional competencies, and student satisfaction levels, as well as other types of student outcomes like retention and graduation as well as internship placement rates. Most accreditors provide manuals or guides to their own requirements.
Also, all teacher certification/licensure programs must meet state standards and are subject to that state’s oversight and periodic review. Many other AU programs belong to professional associations. While not rising to the level of accreditation, these affiliations contribute to fostering best practices and honing the currency of academic offerings.
Listed below are the programs offered by Antioch University for which programmatic/specialized accreditation has been granted. Please review the program website for additional information about courses and completion requirements.
Programs in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy
|Marriage and Family Therapy||New England||Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)|
Doctor of Psychology
|Clinical Psychology||New England||American Psychological Association (APA)|
|Clinical Psychology||Santa Barbara||No programmatic/specialized accreditation granted|
|Clinical Psychology||Seattle||No programmatic/specialized accreditation granted|
Master of Arts
Programs in Education
Master of Arts
Master of Education
Master of Science
|Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal Certification)||New England||New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission|
|Elementary Education (K-8) Certification||New Hampshire||New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission|
|Holistic Special Education Certification||New England||New Hampshire Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission|
|Waldorf Education||New England||New Hampshire Department of Education – Higher Education Commission Approval Not Available|