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Accreditation of the University

James Madison University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of James Madison University.

The Commission should only be contacted concerning an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. Normal inquiries about James Madison University (such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc.) should be directed to JMU, not the Commission’s office.

Accreditation of Programs

Accrediting Agencies:

  • ABET, Incorporated
  • AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Chemical Society
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Advancement of Health Education
  • Association for Information Technology Professionals
  • Association of University Health Programs in Health Administration
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants, Inc.
  • Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, the accrediting agency for The American Dietetic Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Social Work Education (baccalaureate level)
  • Education Commission on Accreditation on Social Work
  • Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Association of Counseling Services
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Dance
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Society for Public Health Education
  • Virginia Board of Nursing
  • Virginia State Board of Education


Academic Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Council on Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Virginia Colleges and Universities
  • College and University Personnel Association
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Council of Southern Graduate Schools
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Southern Universities Research Association

Institutional and Educational Membership:

  • Association of Computing Machinery

Corporate Membership:

  • American Association of University Women

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