A Fully Accredited University With a Tradition

Sam Houston State University is a fully accredited university that has been in the business of educating tomorrow’s leaders for more than 135 years. We do not differentiate how degrees are earned at Sam Houston State University. Whether you earn your degree online or on campus, you receive the same quality, accredited education from the same instructors, and your degree is exactly the same.

University Accreditation

Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

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Additional Accreditations

College of Business Administration
The College of Business Administration’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
College of Criminal Justice
The Master of Science in Forensic Science is accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC).
College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
The School of Music’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
College of Health Sciences
The BS in Nursing Program received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
College of Education
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As one of only thirteen universities in Texas with accreditation from NCATE, the educator preparation programs meet the accreditation standards necessary to ensure high quality graduates.
Master of Library Science (MLS)
The Master of Library Science (MLS) program has recently been nationally recognized by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education. The review took place in October 2008, and the program was unconditionally accredited on February 1, 2009 by the American Library Association in association with the National Council of Accreditation for Teach Education.

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