University Accreditation & Authorization
Thomas University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Thomas University.
SACSCOC is the regional accreditor that ensures the quality and transferability of your credits and degrees and enables us to offer Federal financial aid
The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling degree is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and in candidacy for accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP).
Thomas University is authorized by the Professional Standards Commission of Georgia (GaPSC) to offer teacher certification programs for Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, and Secondary Education. All advanced preparation programs offered by Thomas University as a GaPSC-approved university are accepted by the GaPSC for the purposes of certificate level upgrades.
The Thomas University Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 North River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119
Thomas University’s RN-BSN Program has full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Thomas University’s Master of Science in Nursing program, MSN-MBA Dual Masters program, and Graduate Certificates in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Telephone: (404) 975-5000
The Thomas University Bachelor Division of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Thomas University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education to offer the RN- to BSN program in the state of Florida (#3447) and the Bachelor of Social Work program in the state of Florida (#4348).
Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll Free Number: 888-224-6684.
Regional Accreditation/Program Expansion Timeline
1984- Thomas Community College received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as an associate degree granting institution.
1986- Became Thomas College
1990- Received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges as a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
1998- Received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges as a master’s degree granting institution.
2000- Became Thomas University