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Programmatic Accreditation

Many academic programs are accredited by professional associations. Accreditation is required in these fields for graduates to sit for licensing exams or to practice their profession. Graduating from an accredited program is a measure of excellence.

Program Resources

Programmatic Accreditation Communication Plan (PDF, revised September 2023)

Standard Institutional Description (PDF, revised February 2024)

The following list of accredited programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was last updated January 17, 2023. Copies of official notifications from these accreditors are maintained in the Accreditation Office.

Accrediting agency Accredited program
(linked to letter)
Date of last review Expiration date
AACSB Accountancy, MAcc 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
ACEJMC Advertising and Public Relations, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
ABET Aerospace Engineering, BS in AE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
CAEP Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Agricultural Education concentration, BS 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
CAEP American Sign Language Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
NAAB Architecture, B Arch and M Arch 1-Jan-2014 1-Jan-2023
CAEP Art Education Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
NASAD Art History, BA 10-Nov-2011 30-April-2023
NASAD Art, BA, and BA with minor in Art Education 10-Nov-2011 30-April-2023
NASM Artist Certificate in Music 19-Dec-2014 1-Jan-2023
ABET Biomedical Engineering, BS in BME 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Biosystems Engineering, BS in BE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
AACSB Business Administration, BS in BA, PhD (all concentrations) 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
AACSB Business Analytics, MS 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
NASM Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy 19-Dec-2014 1-Jan-2023
ABET Chemical Engineering, BS in CHE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ACS Chemistry, BS in Chemistry 31-Mar-2023 30-June-2028
CAEP Child and Family Studies, BS, MS 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
ABET Civil Engineering, BS in CE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
APA Clinical Psychology, PhD 1-May-2017 1-May-2023
ABET Computer Engineering, BS in CPE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Computer Science, BS in CS 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
APA Counseling Psychology, PhD 12-Aug-2016 12-Aug-2023
CACREP Counseling, Mental Health and School Counseling concentrations, MS 13-Aug-2020 31-Oct-2028
CACREP Counselor Education, PhD 13-Aug-2020 31-Oct-2028
ACEND Dietetic Internship 13-Aug-2018 31-Dec-2025
AACSB Economics, MA, PhD (all concentrations) 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
CAEP Educational Administration, MS, EdS, and Graduate Certificate 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
ABET Electrical Engineering, BS in EE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
CAEP English as a Second Language Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
SAF Forestry, BS (Forest Resources Management, Restoration and Conservation Science, Urban Forestry Concentrations) 11-Jan-2018 31-Dec-2027
SAF Forestry, BS

Wildland Recreation Concentration (closed)

11-Jan-2018 30-Jun-2018
NASAD Graphic Design, BFA 10-Nov-2011 30-Apr-2023
AHTA Horticultural Therapy Graduate Certificate 1-Apr-2021 31-Mar-2026
ABET Industrial Engineering, BS in IE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ALA Information Science, MS 26-Jun-2016 30-Jun-2023
CAEP Information Sciences, MS, EdS 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
NASAD Interior Architecture, BS in Interior Architecture (formerly Interior Design) 10-Nov-2011 30-Apr-2023
CIDA Interior Architecture, BS in Interior Architecture (formerly Interior Design) 4-May-2018 30-Jun-2024
ACEJMC Journalism & Electronic Media, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
LAAB Landscape Architecture, MA in Landscape Arch, MLA, MSLA 5-Apr-2019 31-Dec-2024
ABA Law, JD 23-Apr-2013 30-Jun-2023
AACSB Management & Human Resources, MS 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
AACSB Management Science, PhD 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
AACSB Master of Business Administration, MBA (all concentrations) 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
ABET Materials Science and Engineering, BS in MSE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
ABET Mechanical Engineering, BS in ME 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
NAACLS Medical Laboratory Sciences, BS (with the UT Medical Center) 13-Oct-2017 31-Oct-2027
CAMPEP Medical Physics, MS and Graduate Certificate 17-Aug-2019 30-Jun-2023
NASM Music, BA and BMusic, MMusic (all concentrations) 19-Dec-2014 30-Jun-2023
CAEP Music, BMusic and MMusic, Music Education concentrations 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
ABET Nuclear Engineering, BS in NE 23-Aug-2018 30-Sep-2024
CCNE Nursing, BS in Nursing and MS in Nursing 30-Mar-2015 31-Dec-2025
CCNE Nursing, DNP 22-Oct-2020 31-Dec-2030
CCNE Nursing, Graduate Certificate Programs including Post-Graduate APRN Certificate 30-Mar-2015 31-Dec-2025
COA Nursing, MS in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia concentration 17-Oct-2014 17-Oct-2024
ACEND Nutrition, BS in Health and Human Sciences (Dietetics concentration) 13-Aug-2018 31-Dec-2025
CEPH Public Health, MPH 27-Jun-2016 1-Jul-2023
ACEJMC Public Relations, BS in Communications 10-May-2017 30-Jun-2023
COAPRT Recreation and Sport Management major, BS, Therapeutic Recreation concentration 28-Oct-2016 28-Oct-2023
APA School Psychology, PhD 13-Aug-2014 31-May-2023
NASP School Psychology, PhD 1-Feb-2015 31-May-2023
CAEP Secondary Education Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
CSWE Social Work, BS and MS in Social Work Oct-2019 Oct-2025
AACSB Statistics, MS 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
NASAD Studio Art, BA, BFA, MFA 13-Nov-2015 30-Apr-2023
NASAD Studio Art, BFA with a minor in Art Education 10-Nov-2011 30-Apr-2023
CAEP Studio Art, BFA with a minor in Art Education 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
AACSB Supply Chain Management, MS 8-Aug-2022 8-Aug-2027
NAST Theatre, BA, MFA 22-Apr-2015 31-Mar-2023
CAEP Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, MS, EdS 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
AVMA Veterinary Medicine, DVM 22-Oct-2015 23-Jun-2023
CAEP VolsTeach Mathematics Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
CAEP VolsTeach Science Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028
SAF Wildlife and Fisheries Science, BS (Wildlife and Fisheries Management Concentration) 1-Jan-2018 31-Dec-2027
CAEP World Language Education Minor 26-Apr-2021 26-Apr-2028

Accrediting agencies

AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
ABA Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association
ABET Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
ACEJMC Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
ACEND Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association CADE)
ACS American Chemical Society
AHTA American Horticultural Therapy Association
ALA American Library Association
APA American Psychological Association
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CACREP Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
CAMPEP Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs
CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CEPH Council on Education for Public Health
CIDA Council on Interior Design Accreditation
COA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
COAPRT Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, National Recreation and Park Association
CSWE Council on Social Work Education
LAAB Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, American Society of Landscape Architects
NAAB National Architectural Accrediting Board
NAACLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NASP National Association of School Psychologists
NAST National Association of Schools of Theatre
SAF Society of American Foresters