Accreditations and Memberships – The Mark of Excellence

La Salle University was chartered in 1863 by the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is empowered by that authority to grant academic degrees.

La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000.  The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (Candidacy status) activities for institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including distance education and correspondence education programs offered at those institutions.  MSCHE is also recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) to accredit degree-granting institutions which offer one or more post-secondary educational programs of at least one academic year in length in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which the Commission conducts accrediting activities.

La Salle has also received accreditations for the following programs:

Academic Discovery Program


School of Business Programs

AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
777 South Harbor Island Blvd., Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602-5730

Center for Academic Achievement


American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036

Communication Sciences and Disorders

La Salle University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has received approval from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education (PDE), Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification for Educational Specialist for Speech-Language Pathology and for the Certificate for Speech and Language Disabilities. Either certificate is needed to work in the various school systems in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market St., 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 610,
Washington, D.C. 20036

Nursing (BSN/MSN/DNP/APRN Post-master’s Certificate)

The BSN, MSN, DNP, and APRN Post-master’s Certificate programs at La Salle University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Doctor of Nurse Practice (Anesthesia)

The Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL 60018-5603, 224-275-9130.


La Salle University’s Didactic Program in Nutrition and Coordinated Program in Dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312.899.0040, x5400.

Psychology (M.A.) – Marriage and Family Therapy Program (MFT)

The Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at La Salle University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 112 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 838-9808.

Psychology (M.A.) – Professional Clinical Counseling Program (PCC)

La Salle’s M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Psychology (Psy.D.)

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Public Health (B.S./M.S.)

The undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Health are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Social Work (BSW)

Council on Social Work Education
1600 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Speech Language Pathology (M.S.)

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at La Salle University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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