Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org, 312.263.0456) to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees. Online undergraduate programs have been approved in Business Administration, Operations Management, and Project Management.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the Master’s degree level, and programs in School Psychology and Educational Leadership are accredited at the Education Specialist level. Online only graduate programs have been approved in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management, Business Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Healthcare Administration, and Nursing.
The Paralegal Program at MSUM is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). It is one of only five ABA approved programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and only one of 78 approved programs nationwide.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Chemistry Department is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society.
The Master’s education program in speech-language pathology at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. If you have a complaint about how your graduate program is complying with ASHA standards, write out your concern, sign and send it to this address above.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s program in Operations Management in the Professional Management Department is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.
Minnesota State University Moorhead's Bachelor's of Science in Health Services Administration is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Paseka School of Business is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International), founded in 1916, is a membership association of almost 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 74 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation and thought leadership. AACSB accreditation is the mark of quality distinction most widely sought after by business schools—less than 5% worldwide have earned the achievement. As the premier membership and accrediting body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting, the association also conducts a wide array of conferences and seminar programs at locations throughout the world. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida, USA and its Asia headquarters is located in Singapore.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Athletic Training program is currently in probationary status and working towards being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036, 202-887-6791. MSUM is accredited by the Higher Learning commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree level.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s graduate program in Counseling and Student Affairs has specialized accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The specialized accreditation is granted by CACREP which is an accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The program offers three CACREP accredited emphases: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling (K-12), and Student Affairs and College Counseling.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to offer a Bachelor of Social Work degree.
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators accredits Minnesota State University Moorhead Long Term Care Administration program as a Center of Excellence for Long Term Care Administrators.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is certified to educate police officers in the State of Minnesota by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.
Minnesota State University Moorhead's Education Leadership programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of School Administrators (BOSA).
Minnesota State University Moorhead's teacher licensure/endorsement programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching.
Minnesota State University Moorhead's graduate program in school psychology is approved and meets training standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). MSUM has been NASP/NCATE approved for over 25 years. MSU Moorhead was one of the first programs in the country to receive NASP/NCATE approval. NASP is an affiliate organization of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead School of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. MSUM offers the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.
Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The School of Teaching & Learning at Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers all programs at the initial baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels, and the advanced teacher education postbaccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.
Minnesota State University Moorhead has been approved by the State of Minnesota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.
Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.
We encourage you to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the University. If a complaint cannot be handled informally, MSUM students are encouraged to use our University’s complaint process, outlined in the Student Handbook.
If a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. If you reside in another state, you may contact your local state agency for further information.