Yale Specialized Accrediting Agencies

Specialized Accreditations at Yale

In addition to the university–wide regional accreditation, individual Yale schools, departments, and programs are accredited by over 25 nationally recognized, specialized accrediting agencies.


School of Architecture

National Architectural Accrediting Board

School of Art

No accreditation outside of NECHE’s accreditation

Divinity School

Association of Theological Schools

School of Drama

No accreditation outside of NECHE’s accreditation

School of the Environment Society of American Foresters
Yale Law School

American Bar Association.

Also, Yale Law School is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. This organization sets standards for membership and inspects, rather than “accredits,” its member schools.

School of Management

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

School of Medicine

American Medical Association and Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (Yale–New Haven Medical Center graduate medical education residency/fellowship training program) (The administrative base of this program is the director/associate dean of graduate medical education for Yale–New Haven Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine.)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration

School of Music

No accreditation outside of NECHE’s accreditation

School of Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

American College of Nurse Midwives

Physician Associate Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Program Physician Assistant

Public Health Council on Education for Public Health

The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)



Chemistry’s programs fall under the NECHE university–wide accreditation. However, the undergraduate degree program is reviewed by the American Chemical Society to make sure that it meets the standards of an ACS-certified degree program.


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Department of Psychiatry

American Psychological Association (internship and predoctoral program in clinical/community psychology)

Psychology–Clinical Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (graduate-level program leading to a Ph.D., reviewed annually)