College of Science, Health & the Environment Accreditation

Mission
The College of Science, Health, and the Environment prepares students to engage in scientific inquiry, make informed decisions, pursue career opportunities and benefit the community.

College of Science, Health and the Environment Goals:

  1. To provide a strong liberal studies foundation for all undergraduate programs.
  2. To prepare students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for fulfilling and productive careers in the 21st century.
  3. To develop a university community that embraces diversity and bases relationships in tolerance, civility and affirmation.
  4. To provide encouragement and support for faculty development in teaching, advising, scholarship and creative activity.
  5. To provide service and educational outreach to the region.
  6. To request support for personnel, facilities and resources that enhance and compliment academic experiences.

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 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.

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).

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.

 

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.

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.

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.