Accreditation Summary

The UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is a member of the Alliance for Higher Education, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Council of Graduate Schools.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award masters and doctorate 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 the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) has received accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of colleges preparing osteopathic physicians. TCOM is also approved by the Texas Medical Board and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA). Program graduates are eligible to sit for national certifying examinations. The Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Master of Health Administration Program has been approved for initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in summer 2014.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites.  For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate Status, Candidate  Status, and Accredited  status.

Precandidate  Status  denotes  a  developmental  program  that  is  expected  to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate Status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the program to admit its first class.

Candidate Status is awarded to a Doctor of Pharmacy program that has students enrolled but has not yet had a graduating class.

Accredited status is awarded to a program that has met all ACPE standards for accreditation and has graduated its first class.

Graduates of a  class  designated  as  having  Candidate  Status  have  the  same  rights  and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program.  ACPE conveys its decisions to the various boards of pharmacy and makes recommendations in accord with its decisions.  It should be noted, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state   boards   of   pharmacy   in   accordance   with   their   state   statutes   and administrative rules.

The  Doctor  of  Pharmacy  program  of  the  University  of  North  Texas  Health Sciences Center UNT System College of Pharmacy was awarded Candidate Status during the June 18-22, 2014, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site  evaluation  conducted  April  29-May  1,  2014,  and discussion with University and College officials.  If the program continues to develop as planned, of the Doctor of Pharmacy program will be considered by the Board following the graduation of students from the program.

For further information regarding the institution’s accreditation and state approval or to review related documents, contact the Provost’s Office, Carl E. Everett Education and Administration Building, Room 854, 817-735-0268.