Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30330-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Methodist University.

The university is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, the North Carolina Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the North Carolina Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. It is approved by the Division of Certification and Standards of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the preparation of public school teachers and by the University Senate of the United Methodist General Board of Education.

If you are unable to resolve a complaint with Methodist University, you may file a formal complaint with SACSCOC by reviewing the procedures.

Program Accreditations and Approvals

Reeves School of Business

ACBSP LogoThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

The PGA Golf Management Program is accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA).

School of Health Sciences

CAATE LogoThe Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Department of Nursing, which is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, has been granted full approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to offer the baccalaureate in nursing degree. The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in October, 1998. The Physician Assistant Program is accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program:

  • CAPTE: Methodist University is considered to be a Developing Program by the CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education). There are several phases that are involved in the Pre-accreditation Process. As the program completes the various phases of the pre-accreditation process leading to full accreditation the updated status will appear below.
  • Current Accreditation Status: Effective July 2015, Methodist University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

School of Public Affairs

The Legal Studies Program is accredited by the North Carolina State Bar and the American Bar Association (ABA).

The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (School Social Work)* and offers a B.S.W. degree.

School of Science & Human Development

The Teacher Education Program, accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), provides courses of study for the following teaching licenses:  Elementary Education (K-6); Middle Grades Education (6-9) concentrations:  language arts, mathematics, social studies, science; Special Education:  General Curriculum; Secondary Education (9-12):  Mathematics, history; Special Subjects (K-12):  Art, music, physical education and health education; with add-on licensure programs in reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), and academically and intellectually gifted (AIG).

* - Not currently available as of Fall 2016
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