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Old Dominion University (ODU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Old Dominion University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IE&A) supports operations to maintain compliance with the SACSCOC and assists academic programs with specialized programmatic accreditation needs. To learn more about IE&A's role at ODU, please click here.

Please see the University's accreditation schedule below.




Institutional Accreditation


Accrediting Organization Acronym Initial Accreditation Last Affirmation Self-Study Prep Begins Next Reaffirmation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges SACSCOC 1966 2012 2020 2023




Programmatic Accreditations



College Degree Program Accreditating Organization Acronym Initial Accreditation Last Reaffirmation Next Self-Study Preparation Begins Next Reaffirmation Licensure Disclosure
Arts & Letters BA English, Teaching Certification, Secondary Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973 2020 2024
2026
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Arts & Letters BS
Interdisciplinary Studies Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Arts & Letters BA/BM Music
National Association of Schools of Music NASM 1978
2015
2022
2024-2025
Arts & Letters BM
Music Education, Teacher Certification, Secondary National Association of Schools of Music NASM* 1978
2015
2022
2024-2025

The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Arts & Letters BA
History, Political Science, Geography, Social Studies, Teacher Certification, Secondary Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Arts & Letters BA
Theatre and Dance Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026

The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Arts & Letters MA
Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Arts & Letters MME
Music Education National Association of Schools of Music NASM** 1978
2016
2022
2024-2025

The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Business and Public Administration BSBA
Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, International Business, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International AACSB 1974
2018
2020
2022-2023
Business and Public Administration BA
Economics Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International AACSB 1974
2018
2020
2022-2023
Business and Public Administration MBA
Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International AACSB 1974
2018
2020
2022-2023
Business and Public Administration MA
Economics Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International AACSB
1974
2018
2020
2022-2023
Business and Public Administration MS
Accounting Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business- International AACSB
1974
2018
2020
2022-2023
Business and Public Administration MPA
Public Administration Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration COPRA-NASPAA 1996
2017
2022
2023-2024
Business and Public Administration PhD Business Administration Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International AACSB 1998 2013 2020 2022-2023
Education BS Human Service Council for Standards in Human Service Education CHSHE 2018 2018 2020 2023 x
Education BS
Occupational and Technical Studies- Marketing Education, and Technology Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
Education BS
Occupational and Technical Studies- Industrial Technology The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering ATMAE 2017
2017
2019
2021
Education BS
Physical Education-Exercise Science Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences / Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CoAES / CAAHEP 2007
2019
2026
2029
Education BS
Physical Education- Teacher Preparation Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirement for licensure in other states and territories.
Education BS
Recreation and Tourism Studies Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions - National Recreation and Park Association COAPRT / NRPA 1984
2014
2019
2021
Education MLIS
Library and Information Studies American Library Association Committee on Accreditation ALA

2019

Awarded Candidacy Status

2019

Awarded Candidacy Status

2019
2021
Education MS
Occupational and Technical Studies Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories
Education MS
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology / American Speech Language Hearing Association

CAA/

ASHA

1989
2018
2022
2024
Education MSED Counseling-School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs CACREP 1996
2020
2026
2028
The Program meets educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Counseling-School Counseling Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1973
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Early Childhood Education Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation CAEP
1976
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Elementary/Middle School Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation CAEP
1976
2020
2024
2026

The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Education MSED Physical Education-Curriculum and Instruction, Administration and Supervision Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1976
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education
MSED Special Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1976 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Reading Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1976 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Secondary Education - Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, and Social Studies Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1976 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education MSED Secondary Education-Library Science Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1976 2020 2024 2026

The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Education MSED Educational Leadership Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1976
2020
2024
2026

The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.

Education EDS
Educational Leadership Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP
1976
2020
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Education PhD
Counselor Education and Supervision Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs CACREP 2009
2020
2026
2028
The Program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states, and territories.
Engineering and Technology BS
Civil Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1967
2012
2019
2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS
Computer Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1967
2012
2019
2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS
Electrical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1967
2012
2019
2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS Mechanical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1967 2012 2019 2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1976 2012 2019 2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS Mechanical Engineering Technology Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1976 2012 2019 2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BS- M&SE Modeling and Simulation Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1976 2012 2019 2021-2022
Engineering and Technology BSET Civil Engineering Technology Engineering Accreditation Commission/ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology EAC/ABET 1976
2012
2021
2023-2024
Health Sciences BS
Dental Hygiene American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation ADA 1969
2014
2019
2021
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the states of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets licensure requirements for other states and US territories.
Health Sciences BSEH Environmental Health National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council EHAC 1983
2020
2023
2026
Health Sciences BSN Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE 1999
2019
2027
2029

The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories.

Health Sciences BSNMT Nuclear Medicine Technology Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology JRCNMT 1989
2019
2024
2026
The Program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states, and US territories.
Health Sciences BS
Medical Laboratory Science/ Medical Technology National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS 1976
2017
2025
2027
This Program meets the education requirements for licensure in the listed states and US territories that require personal laboratory licensure laws.
Health Sciences MSN Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE 1999
2019
2027
2029
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirement for licensure in other states and US territories.
Health Sciences MSN Nurse Anesthesia Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs CoA-NA 1998
2014
2022
2024
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories
Health Sciences MPH
Public Health Council on Education for Public Health CEPH 2000
2020
2023
2025
Health Sciences DPT
Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association/Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE 1980
2019
2026
2029
The program meets the requirements of eligibility for PT licensure in all 50 states and U.S. Territories
Health Sciences DNP
Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE 2010
2010
2023
2025
The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories.
Health Sciences BSHS Cytotechnology

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

CAAHEP 1991
2015
2020
2022
Health Sciences Ophthalmic Technology Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs CoA-OMP 2013 2016 2018
Sciences BS Biology-- Secondary Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1973 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories.
Sciences BS Chemistry -- Teaching Licensure Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1973 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories
Sciences BS Computer Science ABET /COMPUTING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION ABET 2018 2019 2020 2022
Sciences BS Mathematics-Teaching Licensure Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1973 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories.
Sciences BS Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Science -- Earth Science Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1973 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and territories.
Sciences BS Physics-Teacher Education Licensure Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP 1973 2020 2024 2026 The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other states and US territories.
Sciences PhD Clinical Psychology American Psychological Association APA 1982 2014 2019 2021 The Program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.



Initial Accreditation date is for the program; the accrediting organization may have changed over time.

Specialized Accreditor and CAEP joined in cooperation for the benefit of institutions. The standards of the two associations do not contradict one another. CAEP accepts information from this Specialized Accreditor.




Some degree and certificate programs at Old Dominion University are designed to prepare students for professional licensure. As of July 1, 2020, we are complying with federal regulations that require ODU to disclose to potential students whether these programs 1) meet educational requirements for licensure in their state; 2) do not meet educational requirements for licensure in their state, or 3) if we have not decided about meeting educational requirements for licensure in their state.

View the Licensure Disclosure directory for programs offered online here.




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