Specialized Accreditation

Specialized Accreditation

Accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission covers all UNM campuses and programs.  In addition, many programs and departments at UNM carry specialized or programmatic accreditation, which certifies that they meet standards set out by accrediting bodies and professional organizations.  For a list of accreditations by program, please see UNM’s Program Accreditations.


Anderson School of Management: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

School of Architecture and Planning: National Architectural Accrediting Board, Planning Accreditation Board, and Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board.

College of Arts and Sciences: American Psychological Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Commission of Collegiate Interpreter Education, American Chemical Society, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

College of Education: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, New Mexico Public Education Department, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, National Council on Family Relations, Commission on Sport Management Accreditation, and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

School of Engineering: Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, American Council for Construction Education, and Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

College of Fine Arts: National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of Schools of Theatre, and National Association of Schools of Dance.

School of Law: American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools.

School of Medicine (Health Sciences Center): Liaison Committee on Medical Education representing the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Council on Education for Public Health, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

College of Nursing (Health Sciences Center): Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation.

College of Pharmacy (Health Sciences Center): Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

UNM Branch Campuses: [Content to come]