Accreditations

Long Island University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Once every eight years, the University undergoes a comprehensive process of self-assessment and peer review in order to ensure that it meets the Commission’s standards for accreditation, set forth in its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. The University’s mission statement serves as the lens through which the institution and the Commission’s evaluation team view the standards and apply them to the University.

Click here to view LIU’s current Middle States Statement of Accreditation Status.

In addition to the institutional accreditation provided by Middle States, many of LIU’s academic programs are accredited by specialized accreditation agencies.


Program Degree  Accreditor Next Accreditation Review
LIU Brooklyn
Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MS CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education June 2030
Family Nurse Practitioner MS CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education June 2030
Nursing BS CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education June 2031
LIU Pharmacy
Pharmacy PHARMD ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Spring 2022
Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chemistry BS ACS - American Chemical Society
approval, not accreditation
Fall 2026
Clinical Psychology PsyD APA - American Psychological Association Fall 2021
School of Business, Public Administration, and Information Sciences
Health Administration MPA NASPAA - Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Fall 2023
School of Health Professions
Diagnostic Medical Sonography BS CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
JRC-DMS - Joint Review Committee on Education in DMS
Fall 2025
Occupational Therapy BS/MS ACOTE - The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Fall 2022
Physical Therapy DPT CAPTE - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Spring 2028
Physician Assistant MS ARC-PA - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant March 2023
Public Health MPH CEPH - Council on Education for Public Health July 2023
Respiratory Care BS CoARC - Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care July 2029
Social Work BSW, MSW CSWE - Council on Social Work Education October 2027, June 2027
Speech-Language Pathology MS ASHA-CAA - American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation Fall 2026
School of Education
Teaching Programs ALL AAQEP - Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation Currently pursuing
LIU Post
College of Arts, Communications, and Design
Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling MA CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
ACATE - Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education
Fall 2027
College of Education, Information, and Technology
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs  October 2021
Library & Information Science/ School Library Media MS ALA-COA - American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation Fall 2023
School Counselor MS CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs  October 2021
Teaching Programs ALL AAQEP - Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation Currently pursuing
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Genetic Counseling MS ACGC - Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling Fall 2022
College of Management
Accountancy BS, MS AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Spring 2021
Business Administration BS, MBA AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Spring 2021
School of Health Professions and Nursing
Biomedical Sciences MS NAACLS - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences October 2026
Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science BS NAACLS - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences October 2026
Dietetic Internship ADV CERT ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics June 2027
Family Nurse Practitioner MS CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education June 2028
Nursing BS CCNE - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education June 2028
Nutrition and Dietetics BS ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics June 2027
Psychology-Clinical PsyD APA - American Psychological Association Fall 2023
Public Administration MPA NASPAA - Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration Fall 2023
Radiologic Technology BS JRCERT - Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology July 2023
Social Work BSW, MSW CSWE - Council on Social Work Education October 2027, June 2027
Speech Language Pathology BS, MA ASHA-CAA - American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation Fall 2021
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine DVM AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association 2021

Members of the University community or prospective students who wish to make a complaint with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education may do so at https://www.msche.org/complaints/.

Members of the University community or prospective students who wish to make a complaint with the New York State Department of Education may do so at http://www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/filing-complaint-about-college-or-university.