Accreditation

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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.

Substantive Change Policy

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Program Accreditations and Approvals

Reeves School of Business

The Reeves School of Business has received ACBSP accreditation.The 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.

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. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

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

School of Health Sciences

The Methodist University Athletic Training Program is accredited by CAATE.

The Athletic Training Program at Methodist University 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 and is no longer admitting students. The date of voluntary withdrawal of accreditation coincides with graduation of the last cohort in December 2022.

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).

The Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. In needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (910) 630-7216 or email ttelemeco@methodist.edu. Methodist University received accreditation status effective May 2, 2018.

As of April 2018, Methodist University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is considered to be a Developing Program by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). For more details, visit www.methodist.edu/otd-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.

* – Not currently available as of Fall 2016

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).