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Accreditations and Professional Memberships

Ball State has accreditations from the following organizations: 

  • Indiana Department of Education 
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 
  • American Association of Museums 
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board 
  • American Society of Landscape Architects 
  • Planning Accreditation Board 
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The university is a member of:

  • National Association of Schools of Music 
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design 
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
  • American Council on Education 
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States 
  • College Entrance Examination Board 
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
  • National University Continuing Education Association

Additional approvals: 

  • The American Association of University Women has Ball State on its approved list. 
  • The Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society has Ball State on its approved list. 
  • The American Institute of Professional Geologists has the university on its approved list.

Departmental accreditations:

Art: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Journalism: Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Miller College of Business: Accredited at the master’s degree level by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Accounting Accreditation Committee of the AACSB accredited Ball State’s accounting program.

Medical Education: The Muncie Center for Medical Education, part of the Indiana University School of Medicine, is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and Association of American Medical Colleges.

Nursing: Accredited by the National League for Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing.

Family and Consumer Sciences: Dietetic internship is accredited by the American Dietetic Association.

School Psychology: Accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Counseling Psychology: The doctoral degree with a major in counseling psychology and the doctoral degree with a major in school psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA), has conferred accreditation upon the master’s program in counseling psychology, community track. The International Association of Counseling Services has accredited the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, and the American Psychological Association has accredited the pre-doctoral internship psychology program at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.