Accreditations, Certifications & Memberships

Minnesota State University Moorhead and it's programs are accredited and a member of many academic and professional associations.

Higher Learning Commission

Undergraduate Accreditation

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees.

Graduate Accreditation

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission at the Doctoral, Specialist, and Master's degrees levels.

American Bar Association

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.

American Chemical Society

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Chemistry Department is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society.

MSUM’s Health Services Administration program is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence.

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s degree in Construction Management in the Department of Professional Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationCouncil on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

The Master’s of Science 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).

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

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.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Minnesota State University Moorhead's Athletic Training Program is currently on probation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program has chosen to Voluntarily Withdraw its Accreditation effective JUne 2021. The program will remain on probation until the Withdraw is effective and the program is closed.

 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Minnesota State University Moorhead are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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 two CACREP accredited emphases: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling (K-12).

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.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The MSUM Early Childhood Center has been accredited under the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) new accreditation standards since June 2008. We strive to education children under this high mark of excellence. NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children is the mark of quality in early childhood education, with thousands of programs currently accredited nationwide.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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 30 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.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). It is one of seven NASAD-accredited institutions in Minnesota.

Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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 post-baccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

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.

NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP)

The NSCA Education Recognition Program (ERP) recognizes and distinguishes Minnesota State University Moorhead with standardized, approved strength and conditioning curricula in undergraduate Exercise Science bachelor degree designed to prepare students for the NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.

National Strength and Conditioning Association and the ERP logo are registered trademarks for the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States and/or other countries.

 

Student Consumer Complaint Process

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 or the Higher Learning Commission. If you reside in another state, you may contact your local state agency for further information.