Oct 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2022 Ed) 
    
2021-2022 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2022 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Authorization and Accreditation


The University of Tennessee is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as a postsecondary institution of higher education (https://www.tn.gov/thec.html). Authorization is renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). 

Specific information regarding the professional accreditation of programs offered at UTHSC is provided in each of the college sections of this bulletin. A summary of professional accreditation status and agencies is provided below.

UTHSC Professional Program Accreditation Information

Program Agency Last Reviewed Next Scheduled Review
College of Dentistry
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2017 2025
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Commission on Dental Accreditation 2017 2025
College of Health Professions
Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and Speech Pathology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 2014 2022
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MSSLP) Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 2014 2022
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (BSMLS) including MSCLS National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2015 2024
Master of Cytopathology (MCP) (Cytotechnology) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 2019 2026
Master of Cytopathology (MCP) (Histotechnology) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2017 2022
Health Informatics and Information Management (MHIIM) Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education 2017 2026
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 2014 2023
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 2013 2024
College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Liaison Committee on Medical Education 2014 2021
Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant (MMS-PA) Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant 2018 2027
College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2019 2029
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 2014 2024
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-CRNA) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs 2019 2029
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Midwifery (DNP-NMW) Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education 2021 2025
College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education 2016 2022-2023