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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

Accreditation

Willamette University is accredited by the accrediting agencies for American colleges and universities. It is a charter member of the National Commission on Accrediting and is a member of and accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We are also a United Methodist Church-related institution.

The music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the University holds institutional membership in that organization. The Department of Chemistry is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society. 

The Graduate School of Education -- Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT), Masters of Education, (M.Ed), Initial Continuing Administrator License programs, and initial and advanced specialty endorsements in ESOL, Reading and Special Education are approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All Graduate School of Education programs have earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching Program meets requirements for teaching licensure in early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education.

The College of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. The Atkinson Graduate School of Management's full-time MBA program is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). It is one of only two MBA programs in the world to achieve both accreditations. Willamette University's Professional MBA program is accredited by AACSB International.