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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
University of Houston
  Jan 21, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]


University of Houston  > Accreditations

The University of Houston

The University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral 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 the University of Houston.

In addition, the university is a member of the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

The colleges and programs may hold memberships or accreditations by additional agencies. Agencies and associations by which the colleges are accredited include the following:

The Colleges


College/Programs Accrediting Agency
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design National Architectural Accrediting Board
CT Bauer College of Business CT Bauer College of Business Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)2
College of the Arts Moores School of Music National Association of Schools of Music1
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Human Nutrition and Foods, BS Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)1
Dietetic Internship Program Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
Clinical Psychology-PhD American Psychological Association (APA), Commission on Accreditation1, 2
Communication Science & Disorders-MA American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA), Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology1, 2
Cullen College of Engineering Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Program ABET2
Petroleum Engineering ABET2
College of Education

College of Education

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE and Teacher Education Accreditation Council Accreditation Committee have unified under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)1, 2  Texas Education Agency (previously the State Board for Educator Certification)
Counseling Psychology-PhD American Psychological Association1, 2
School Psychology-PhD American Psychological Association1, 2 and  National Association of School Psychologists
Administration and Supervision-MEd Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation-Educational Leadership Constituent Council
Early Childhood Education-MEd National Association for the Education of Young Children
Elementary Education-MEd Association for Childhood Education International
Learning, Design, and Technology-MEd International Society for Technology in Education
Reading, Language Arts, and Literature-MEd International Literacy Association (formerly International Reading Association)
The UH Law Center The UH Law Center

American Bar Association1 

Member AALS (Association of American Law Schools)

College of Nursing American Association of Colleges of Nursing  (AACN)1
College of Optometry College of Optometry American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education1, 2
College of Pharmacy College of Pharmacy (BS, PharmD) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education1, 2
The Graduate College of Social Work MSW Council on Social Work Education2
College of Technology Biotechnology Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)2
Computer Engineering Technology BS ABET2
Computer Information Systems BS ABET2
Construction Management BS American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)2
Digital Media BS Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications, Inc. (ACCGC)
Electrical Power Engineering Technology BS ABET2
Mechanical Engineering Technology BS ABET2
Organizational Leadership and Supervision BS Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)2
Retailing and Consumer Science BS American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)2
Supply Chain and Logistics Technology BS Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)2
Supply Chain and Logistics Technology MS Project Management Institute (PMI)
Technology Project Management MS Project Management Institute (PMI)
Information System Security MS Project Management Institute (PMI)
1 Recognized by US Dept. of Education
2 Recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)