Aug 12, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, selected programs have received specialized accreditation: 

Athletic Training 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 


Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

Dental Hygiene 

Commission on Dental Accreditation 


School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
School of Learning and Teaching
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of the State of Oregon (TSPC)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Graduate Psychology

Clinical (PsyD)
Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association
Clinical (PhD)
The first cohort of students began the program in Fall 2013. In accordance with American Psychological Association (APA) policy, the program was not eligible to apply for accreditation until a sufficient number of students matriculated at each level of the program, including candidacy status. As soon as the program reached eligibility to initiate the accreditation process, the program faculty did so. The Program had its accreditation site visit by APA in February 2017 and is awaiting its outcome.
Applied Psychological Science (MA)
The Clinical Specialization of the APS program was accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) with the graduation of its second cohort in August 2017.


Music (BA)
National Association of Schools of Music
Music (BMT.)
National Association of Schools of Music: Accreditation Candidate

Occupational Therapy

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 


Accreditation Council on Optometric Education 


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 

Physical Therapy 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. 

Physician Assistant Studies 

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. 

Social Work

Social Work (BSW)
Council on Social Work Education
Social Work (MSW)
Year 2 of Candidacy with the Council on Social Work Education. Accreditation is expected in Spring of 2017, and will be retroactive to the beginning of Candidacy status (2015).

Speech-Language Pathology
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association