Stanislaus State Values Accreditation

Specialized, professional, or programmatic accreditation is a type of accreditation status that is designated for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a college or university that have already been awarded institutional accreditation.  It focuses on particular aspects of the department, program, school, or college's specified academic field of study. 

Several individual programs at Stanislaus State have achieved and maintained accreditation by professional accrediting bodies:

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is accredited by the following:

  • Art - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Music - National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Theatre- National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

The Public Administration program at Stanislaus State is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Additional Accreditation Information:

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 22090
Telephone: (703) 437-0700

The College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College first received accreditation in 2003 and received full reaccreditation in 2012, a distinction awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. The College of Business Administration will host the next AACSB site visit during Academic Year 2017-18.

Get more information about AACSB.

AACSB Accredited logo

The College of Education, Kinesiology & Social Work is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

The Master of Social Work program is accredited by Council on Social Work Education.


These programs value the process, both the self-examination as well as the peer review, and the University dedicates resources to help ensure individual programs are successful in sustaining the activities necessary to maintain their accreditation.

Updated: August 29, 2023