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Accreditation and Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

Thomas University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist 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. SACSOC website


Thomas University has been approved by the State of Georgia to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. Click here for additional information.

Thomas University is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education to offer the Bachelor of Social Work program in the State of Florida (#4348). Commission for Independent Education is located at 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400; Telephone: (888) 224-6684. Florida Commission for Independent Education website

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling degree is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP), 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA  22314; telephone 703-535-5990. CACREP website

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 and service certification programs in Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Leadership. 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.  Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 200 Piedmont Avenue SE, Suite 1702 West Tower, Atlanta, GA 30334; telephone 800-869-7775

The Thomas University Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science Program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5119; telephone 773-714-8880. NAACLS website

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), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone 404-975-5000. ACEN website

Thomas University’s Master of Science in Nursing program, MSN-MBA Dual Master’s program and Graduate Certificates in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343  Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850,  Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404 975-5000 ACEN website

The Thomas University Bachelor of Social Work degree is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200,  Alexandria, VA 22314-3457;  telephone: 70-683-8080. CSWE website

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