University Accreditations and Certifications

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SACSCOC accreditation stampSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges

Eastern Mennonite University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Eastern Mennonite University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

The university is authorized by name to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).  Students and prospective students may find the information resources of the SCHEV of use in planning for college and careers, including SCHEV’s institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program. Here is EMU’s SCHEV profile.

ABET Engineering Accreditation

EMU's Bachelor of Science in Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the General Criteria.

ASBMB Biochemistry Accreditation

The EMU biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

CACREP Counseling Accreditation

EMU’s graduate counseling program is accredited in the specialty area of clinical mental health counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CAEP Teacher Education Accreditation

Our teacher education programs have carried the highest national accreditation standards in the nation for more than 50 years. EMU's undergraduate teacher education programs, graduate initial licensure TESL program, and graduate Reading Specialist program in Virginia are accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

CCNE Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at Eastern Mennonite University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Goshen College-EMU DNP Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Eastern Mennonite University's school nurse certification program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the pre-licensure program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

CSWE Social Work Accreditation

EMU is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) which serves as the national accrediting and standard-setting agency for both graduate and undergraduate social work programs. The EMU social work program also draws on the National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics to inform its goals, objectives, and ethical principles.

Distance Education

Eastern Mennonite University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Seminary Accreditations

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is accredited by SACS as well as the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

UMC Pastor Ordination

The seminary is approved by The United Methodist Church for the training of candidates for ordination.

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE)

The seminary’s clinical pastoral education program is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., an accrediting agency in the field of clinical pastoral education recognized nationally by the U.S. Secretary of Education through the U.S. Department of Education.

Council of Mennonite Seminaries

The seminary is also a member of the Council of Mennonite Seminaries, which includes Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, California.

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