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Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

Methodist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Methodist University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (sacscoc.org).

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

College of Arts, Humanities & Sciences

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

The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and provides courses of study for the following teaching licenses: Elementary Education (K-6); Middle Grades Education (6-9) concentrations: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science; Special Education: General Curriculum; Secondary Education (9-12): Mathematics, History with Social Studies licensure, English, and General Science; Special Subjects (K-12): Art, Music, Physical Education and Health Education, and add-on licensure programs in English as a Second Language (ESL) and academically and intellectually gifted (AIG).

College of Business, Technology & Professional Studies

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business & Economics 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.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Beginning in the fall of 2022, the University offers the Bachelors of Science in Business Analytics. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these three degree programs.

ABET Engineering Accreditation CommissionMethodist University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.

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

College of Health Sciences & Human Services

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 program in nursing at Methodist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

The baccalaureate-degree-level Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its web address is acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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.

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).

The Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: capteonline.org. In needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 910.630.7476 or email shall@methodist.edu. Methodist University received accreditation status effective May 2, 2018. Reaffirmation of accreditation was received on October 31, 2023.

ACOTE AccreditationThe entry-level Occupational Therapy doctoral degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301.652.AOTA and its web address is acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

College of Medicine

The Methodist University Cape Fear Valley Health School of Medicine is currently an applicant program with the Liaison Commission on Medical Education (LCME).