2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Accreditation


Clark University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Educationof the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole.  As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.  Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
E-mail: info@neche.org

The School of Management is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), an international accrediting body. Established in 1916, AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for an educational institution and its college of business.
For additional information, please contact:
AACSB International
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-6500

The Clinical Psychology Program is accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation. For more information regarding accreditation, contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 or (202) 336-5979. For further information about the Clinical Psychology Program, contact the Director of Clinical Training, Kathleen Palm Reed.

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is approved with distinction by the state of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, to qualify students for the Massachusetts initial teaching license.

The Baccalaureate Chemistry Programs offered by the Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  ACS is one of the world’s largest organizations whose mission is “to advance the chemical enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people”.  Our chemistry curriculum, faculty and staff, and infrastructure are under periodic evaluation by ACS.  For more information regarding accreditation, please refer to the ACS Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures for Bachelor’s Degree Programs found here:  ACS evaluation procedure.