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Accreditation

Virginia Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctoral, masters, baccalaureate, and associate degrees.

Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Virginia Tech.

For more information about how colleges earn accreditation, please visit the Commission on Colleges' website.

Department
Program Description Accrediting Agency Accreditation Period
College of Agriculture and Life Science
Agricultural and Applied Economics Bachelor of Science in Applied Economic Management - Financial Planning Option Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. 2015-2017
Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise Dietetic Internship American Dietetic Association 2018-2026
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at the baccalaureate level
College of Architecture and Urban Studies
Architecture Bachelor of Architecture (5 year professional degree; 160 undergraduate credits) National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) 2012-2018
Master of Architecture 2 (pre-professional degree + 54 graduate credits)
Master of Architecture 3 (non-pre-professional degree + 84 credits)
Building Construction Bachelor of Science, Building Construction Science & Mgmt (MS), Environmental Design & Planning (PhD) American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) 2017-2020
Center for Public Administration and Policy Master of Public Administration National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 2017-2023
Interior Design Program Bachelor of Science Council for Interior Design Accreditation 2018-2024
Industrial Design Program Bachelor of Science National Association of Schools of Art and Design 2009-2014
Landscape Architecture Professional Master of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2013-2019
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) 2013-2019
Urban Affairs and Planning Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program (MURP) Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) 2010-2014
Pamplin College of Business
Accounting Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. Programs Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) 2015-2019
Finance Bachelor of Science in Business, CFP Certification Education Track Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. 2015-2017
General Undergraduate, Master, and Ph.D. Programs Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) 2015-2019
College of Engineering
Aerospace Eng, Biological Systems Eng, Chemical Eng, Civil Eng, Computer Engineering, Construction Eng and Mgmt, Electrical Eng, Eng Science & Mechanics, Industrial & Systems Eng, Materials Science & Eng, Mechanical Eng, Mining Eng, Ocean Eng Bachelor of Science Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) *ABET policy prohibits public disclosure of the period for which a program is accredited.
Computer Science Bachelor of Science Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) *ABET policy prohibits public disclosure of the period for which a program is accredited.
College of Liberal Arts and and Human Sciences
Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management B.S. Residential Environments and Design major National Kitchen and Bath Association 2008-2015
Communication B.A. in Communication, Public Relations major Public Relations Society of America 2013-2019
School of Education All school preparation programs + initial teacher preparation and advanced levels National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) - current accreditation. Next accreditation is with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2011-2018
School of Education All school preparation programs + initial teacher preparation and advanced levels Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) 2015-2017
School of Education Counselor Education (MA and PhD) Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 2019-2025
Gerontology Graduate Degree Program Association for Gerontology in Higher Education 2000-present
Human Development Master's Degree (in Northern Virginia) Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) 2013-2019
Human Development Ph.D. Program (in Blacksburg) American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 2010-2016
Music "1. Bachelor of Arts in Composition 2. Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance, Technology) 3. Bachelor of Arts in Music (Pre-Teacher Certification) 4. Bachelor of Arts in Performance (Instrumental, Vocal) 5. Bachelor of Arts in Technology" National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (NASM) 2015-2025
ROTC - Army Army ROTC is not a degree producing program. However; Upon successful completion of a degree from Virginia Tech, we offer a Commission (as a 2LT) into the United States Army. U.S. Army Cadet Command 2014-Present (Continual) Based upon the Active Duty Orders of the Officers / Instructors assigned to this unit.
Theatre Arts Bachelor's Degree (Theatre Arts) National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 2015-2025
MFA (Theatre Arts)
College of Natural Resources & Environment
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Bachelor of Science - Forestry Major: Forestry Resource Management Option Society of American Foresters 2016-2025
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Bachelor of Science - Forestry Major: Urban Forestry Option Society of American Foresters 2016-2025
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Professional Forestry Degree (PFD): Forest Operations and Business Option Society of American Foresters 2016-2025
Sustainable Biomaterials Bachelor of Science Society of Wood Science and Technology 2015-2025
College of Science
Chemistry Bachelor of Science American Chemical Society 2014-2020
Psychology Clinical Training Program, Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association 2014-2021
Psychology Doctoral Program in Psychological Clinical Science Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System 2015-2025
Psychology Professional Psychology - Predoctoral internship programs American Psychological Association 2014-2021
College of Veterinary Medicine
Full College Accreditation American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2015-2022
Full College Accreditation Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) 2014-present
Public Health Master of Public Health Council on Education for Public Health 2018-2025*
Outreach and International Affairs
Language and Culture Institute/English Language Program The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute provides language-related programs and services for academic and professional development. Commission on English Language Program Accreditation 2008-2017
Virginia Tech
University Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) 2010-2019

*notes annual submission of reporting in addition to full review