Specialized Accreditation

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 below, 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Following the review, the program should incorporate suggested revisions and, if needed, meet with OAA staff to address any remaining concerns.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Degree Programs with Specialized Accreditation

College Department/Unit Degree Program Accrediting Agency Last Review Next Review
Agriculture Nutrition & Food Sciences BS Nutrition & Food Science ACEND* 2015 2019 

Agriculture

Renewable Natural Resources BS Natural Resource & Ecosystem Management  SAF 2017 2026 
Art & Design Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture 
Master of Architecture 
NAAB 2013 2021 
Art & Design Art BA Art History; BFA Studio Art; MFA Studio Art;  MA Art History NASAD* 2012 2021 
Art & Design Interior Design Bachelor of Interior Design CIDA 2014 2020 
Art & Design Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture 
LAAB 2017 2023 
Business Accounting BS, MS, PhD Accounting AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Business Administration MBA AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Business Interdepartmental BS General Business AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Business Interdepartmental PhD Business Administration (Finance, ISDS, Management, Marketing AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Economics BS, MS Economics AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Finance BS, MS Finance; BS International Trade and Finance. AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Entrepreneurship & Information Systems BS Information Systems & Decision Sciences; BS Entrepreneurship; MS Analytics AACSB 2016 2021 
Business

Management

BS Management AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Marketing  BS Marketing  AACSB 2016 2021 
Business Public Administration MPA NASPAA 2018  2024
Engineering Biological & Agricultural Engineering  BS Biological Engineering ABET 2016 2022 
Engineering Chemical Engineering  BS Chemical Engineering ABET 2016 2018
Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering BS Civil Engineering; BS Environmental Engineering ABET 2016 2022
Engineering Computer Science BS Computer Engineering ABET 2016 2018
Engineering Construction Management BS Construction Management  ACCE  2017  2023
MS Construction Management ACCE    
Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering BS Electrical Engineering ABET 2016 2022 
Engineering Mechanical & Industrial Engineering BS Industrial Engineering; BS in Mechanical Engineering ABET 2016 2022 
Engineering 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 CAEP* 2013 2020 
Human Sciences & Education Kinesiology BS Athletic Training Education CAATE 2012 2019
BS Sport Administration; MS, PhD Kinesiology COSMA  2017 2024 
Human Sciences & Education Library & Information Science MLIS Library & Information Science ALA 2012 2019 
Human Sciences & Education  Social Work MSW  CSWE 2013 2021 
Humanities & Social Sciences Communication Sciences & Disorders BA, MA, PhD Communication Disorders CAA* 2013 2021 
Humanities & Social Sciences  Psychology PhD Psychology (Clinical) APA* 2018  TBD
PhD Psychology (School) APA* 2017 2023
Law   Law JD, JDLC, LLM ABA* 2017  
Mass Communication Mass Communication BA, Masters Mass Communication; PhD Mass Communication & Public Affairs ACEJMC 2016 2022
Music & Dramatic Arts  Music BMUS Music; BMed Music Education; BME Music Education; DMA Music; MM Music; PhD Music. NASM* 2012 2021 
Music & Dramatic Arts Theatre BA, PhD Theatre; MFA Theatre NAST* 2016 2024 
Science Chemistry BS Chemistry  ACS 2015 2019
Science Physics & Astronomy MS Medical Physics and Health Physics CAMPEP  2016 2021
Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medicine

DVM Veterinary Medicine; MS, PhD Biomedical and Veterinary Medical Sciences - Comparative Biomedical Sciences; MS, PhD Veterinary Medical Sciences - Pathobiological Sciences

AVMA* 2013 2019

*USDOE-recognized (as of August 2018)

Related Policies

SACSCOC Policy Statement "Accrediting Decisions of Other Agencies"

SACSCOC Policy Statement "Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure"

SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation--14.4 "Reprensentation to Other Agencies"

CONTACT US

Stephenie Franks
Assistant Director for Institutional Effectiveness
225-578-0021
 Email stephenie