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Institutional Accreditation

SACSCOC – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. 

Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

Accreditation ensures that Liberty University has met strict standards with regard to degree programs, faculty, administration, student support, and services. Accreditation also ensures that courses taken and degrees earned through Liberty University will be accepted by other accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Program Accreditation

In addition to regional accreditation, many of Liberty’s programs are accredited or otherwise recognized by specialized professional and accrediting agencies:

Athletic Training

Liberty’s Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

2201 Double Creek Drive
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 733-9700


Liberty’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence. Programs that have achieved accredited status include:

  • A.A. in Accounting
  • A.A. in Business
  • A.A. in Information Systems
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Business Administration
  • B.S. in Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration
  • M.S. in Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

    ACBSP accreditation encompasses both resident and online programs.

    11520 West 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213
    (913) 339-9356

    Computer Science

    Liberty’s residential B.S. in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

    415 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    (410) 347-7700
    (410) 625-2238 (Fax)


    Liberty’s residential Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

    1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510
    Alexandria, VA  22314
    (703) 535-5990

    Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the online M.Ed. in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


    Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited through the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), demonstrating that it values the four core principles of ATS: diversity, quality and improvement, collegiality, and leadership. The approved programs include:

    • Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
    • Ed.D. in Christian Leadership
    • M.A. in Biblical Exposition
    • M.A. in Biblical Studies
    • M.A. in Christian Apologetics
    • M.A. in Christian Ministry
    • M.A. in Global Studies
    • M.A. in Religion
    • M.A. in Sports Chaplaincy
    • M.A. in Theological Studies
    • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
    • Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.)
    • Master of Theology (Th.M.)
    • Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics

    10 Summit Park Drive
    Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110
    Call: (412) 788-6505
    Fax: (412) 788-6510


    Liberty University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System for a period of 7 years from 2015-2022.

    2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20036-1023
    (202) 466-7496

    Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)

    P.O. Box 2120
    Richmond, VA 23218-2120
    (804) 225-2023

    Liberty’s Teacher Licensure Program is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI).

    P.O. Box 65130
    Colorado Springs, CO
    (800) 367-0798


    Several of Liberty University’s residential programs are accredited by ABET. Programs that have received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:

    • B.S. in Computer Engineering
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
    • B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

    415 North Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    (410) 347-7700
    (410) 625-2238 (Fax)

    Exercise Science

    Liberty’s Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

    1361 Park Street
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    (727) 210-2350

    Forensic Science

    Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science residential program is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

    410 North 21st Street
    Colorado Spring, CO 20901-0669
    (719) 636-0669


    Liberty’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    One DuPont Circle, NW
    Suite 530
    Washington, DC 20036-1120
    (202) 887-6791

    Liberty’s Registered Nurse program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBN).

    Perimeter Center
    9960 Maryland Drive
    Suite 300
    Henrico, VA
    (804) 367-4515

    Osteopathic Medicine

    The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine is provisionally accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA) in the United States.

    142 E. Ontario St.
    Chicago, IL 60611-2864

    Public Health

    The Liberty University MPH program with concentrations in Health Promotion, Global Health, Nutrition, and Epidemiology as well as the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

    1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    (202) 789-1050

    Respiratory Therapy

    The B.S. Degree Entry into Respiratory Therapy Practice, CoARC program number 200640, B.S. in Respiratory Therapy, in Lynchburg, Virginia, program holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).

    The B.S. Degree Advancement Program in Respiratory Care, CoARC program number 510013, B.S. in Respiratory Therapy online program holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).

    This status signifies that a program with an Approval of Intent has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards (through submission of an acceptable Provisional Accreditation Self Study Report (PSSR) and any other documentation required by the CoARC, as well as satisfactory completion of an initial on-site visit.

    Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

    P.O. Box 54876
    Hurst, Texas 76054-4876
    (817) 283-2835

    Social Work

    Liberty’s B.S. in Social Work degree program, offered in both residential and distance education formats, is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

    1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
    Alexandria, VA  22314
    (703) 519-2078

    School of Law

    Liberty University School of Law is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (ABA).

    321 North Clark St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 988-5000

    School of Music

    The Liberty University School of Music is accredited by and a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM accredits all music programs.  The School of Music also offers two degrees that are not music degrees: the Master of Arts in Worship Studies and the Doctor of Worship Studies.

    11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
    Reston, VA 20190-5248
    (703) 437-0700

    Sports Management

    The sport management degree program(s) at Liberty University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

    • Bachelor of Science Sport Management (Residential) with cognates in Sport Administration, Sport Communication & Public Relations, Sport Outreach, Venue & Event Management, and General Studies
    • Master of Science in Sport Management (Residential and Online) with cognates in Sport Administration, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Tourism, and General Studies


    Liberty is a member of the following:

    ACSI – Association of Christian Schools International

    P.O. Box 65130
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Phone: (800) 367-0798

    CICV – Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia

    P. O. Box 1005
    Bedford, VA 24523
    (540) 586-0606

    NCAA – The National Collegiate Athletic Association

    700 W. Washington Street
    P.O. Box 6222
    Indianapolis, IN
    Phone: (317) 917-6222

    State Certification

    Liberty University is authorized to confer degrees by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    SCHEV – State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

    James Monroe Building
    101 North Fourteenth Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    (804) 225-2600

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