In addition to the university's regional accreditation via the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the degree programs listed in the table below have specialized accreditation. For any updates or changes to the information listed in the table, please contact Stephenie Franks, Assistant Director.
Institutional Information Guide for Self-Study Reports
As part of its institutional responsibility, LSU represents itself accurately to all U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) recognized agencies with which it holds accreditation. Moreover, LSU and its programs provide to each accrediting agency consistent descriptions regarding the university's purpose, governance, programs, degrees, diplomas, certificates, personnel, finances, and constituents. To ensure this consistency, programs seeking specialized accreditation should refer to the Institutional information contained in the Institutional Information Guide for Self-Study Reports when developing their self-study materials.
Final Administrative Review/Approval Process
Degree programs seeking reaccreditation must adhere to the following review/approval process prior to the submission of their self-study report (and other accreditation materials) to their discipline-specific accrediting body:
- Programs must submit their self-study report and related materials, including contact information, to the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). Submission materials must have prior departmental and college approval. Please allow at least two weeks for review.
- Following the review, the program should incorporate suggested revisions and, if needed, meet with OAA staff to address any remaining concerns.
- Upon OAA approval, OAA will forward the materials to the Office of the President to facilitate final review/approval. Please allow one week for review.
- Programs will be notified when the review/approval process is complete (e.g., electronic routing or availability of signed documents).
For any questions or additional information regarding this process, please contact OAA.
Changes in Accreditation Status
The Office of Academic Affairs should be notified immediately regarding any changes in accreditation status. The university’s Accreditation Liaison shall be responsible for informing SACSCOC of any pending or final actions by a USDOE-recognized accrediting agency to suspend, revoke, withdraw, or terminate a program’s accreditation and to impose probation or an equivalent status.
Degree Programs with Specialized Accreditation
|College||Department/Unit||Degree Program||Accrediting Agency||Last Review||Next Review|
|Agriculture||Nutrition & Food Sciences||Didactic Program in Dietetics in BS Nutrition & Food Science||ACEND*||2019||2026|
|Renewable Natural Resources||BS Natural Resource Ecology & Management||SAF||2017||2026|
|Art & Design||Architecture||
Bachelor of Architecture
Master of Architecture
|Art||BFA Studio Art; MFA Studio Art; MA Art History||NASAD*||2012||2021|
|Interior Design||Bachelor of Interior Design||CIDA||2014||2020|
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture
|Business||Accounting||BS, MS, PhD Accounting||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Business Interdepartmental||BS General Business||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Business Interdepartmental||PhD Business Administration (Finance, ISDS, Management, Marketing)||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Economics||BS, MS Economics||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Finance||BS, MS Finance; BS International Trade and Finance.||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Entrepreneurship & Information Systems||BS Information Systems & Decision Sciences; BS Entrepreneurship; MS Analytics||AACSB||2016||2021|
|Engineering||Biological & Agricultural Engineering||BS Biological Engineering||ABET||2016||2022|
|Chemical Engineering||BS Chemical Engineering||ABET||2018||2022|
|Civil & Environmental Engineering||BS Civil Engineering; BS Environmental Engineering||ABET||2016||2022|
|Computer Science||BS Computer Engineering||ABET||2018||2022|
|Construction Management||BS Construction Management||ACCE||2017||2023|
|MS Construction Management||ACCE||2017||2023|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering||BS Electrical Engineering||ABET||2016||2022|
|Mechanical & Industrial Engineering||BS Industrial Engineering; BS in Mechanical Engineering||ABET||2016||2022|
|Petroleum Engineering||BS Petroleum Engineering||ABET||2016||2022|
|Human Sciences & Education||Education||MEd School Counseling; MEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling||CACREP||2017||2025|
|BS Early Childhood Education PK-3; BS Elementary Education Grades; MEd Curriculum & Instruction; MEd Educational Leadership; MAT Elementary Education 1-5; MEd Gifted Education; MAT Secondary Ed; MEd Special Ed; PhD Curriculum & Instruction; PhD Educational Leadership & Research||CAEP||2013||2020|
|Kinesiology||BS Kinesiology--Health & Physical Education Teacher Certification||CAEP||2013||2020|
|MS Athletic Training Education||CAATE||2019||2029|
|BS Sport Administration; MS, PhD Kinesiology||COSMA||2017||2024|
|Library & Information Science||MLIS Library & Information Science||ALA||2019||2022|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||Communication Sciences & Disorders||MA Communication Disorders||CAA*||2014||2021|
|Psychology||PhD Psychology (Clinical)||APA*||2018||2028|
|PhD Psychology (School)||APA*||2017||2023|
|Law||Law||JD, JDCL, LLM||ABA*||2017||2027|
|Mass Communication||Mass Communication||BA, Masters Mass Communication; PhD Mass Communication & Public Affairs||ACEJMC||2016||2022|
|Music & Dramatic Arts||Music||BA, BM, MM, DMA, PhD Music; BME Music Education||NASM*||2012||2021|
|Theatre||BA, MFA, PhD Theatre||NAST*||2016||2024|
|Physics & Astronomy||MS Medical Physics and Health Physics||CAMPEP||2016||2021|
|Veterinary Medicine||Veterinary Medicine||DVM||AVMA*||2013||2020|
*USDOE-recognized agencies (as of January 2020)