While all degrees that Ball State University offers are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, many programs have additional accreditations from agencies within their own disciplines. These specialized accreditations mean that the programs meet the academic rigors expected from professionals within their fields and are among the most highly recognized in the nation for their quality of education and career preparation.

Below are lists of each of the programs that have specialized accreditations, the types of degrees they offer, and their accrediting agencies.

A-Z Listing

* denotes the specified element of the program/major as accredited, not the program/major itself.

Several units at Ball State have specialized accreditations that are not directly connected to a degree program but elevate our contribution to education.

Department of Journalism

  • Journalism (BA/BS) – Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Public Relations (BA/BS) – Certified by the Public Relations Society of America, accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Public Relations (MA) - Certified by the Public Relations Society of America

Department of Theatre and Dance

School of Art

Bachelor's Degrees

Graduate Degrees

School of Music

The School of Music has school-wide accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music.

See the school’s programs.

Department of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling

Department of Nutrition and Health Science

  • Dietetics (BA/BS) – Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics, a division of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (MS) – Accreditation Council on Education for Nutrition and Dietetics, a division of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health (BS) – Society for Public Health Education/American Association for Health Education Baccalaureate Program Approval Committee
  • Radiography (AS) – Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy (BS) – Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

Department of Social Work

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • Audiology (AuD) – Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Speech Pathology (MA) – Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

School of Kinesiology

School of Nursing

  • Nursing (BS) – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Indiana Board of Nursing
  • Nursing (MS) – Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Indiana Board of Nursing

The Miller College of Business has college-wide accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

See all of the college’s programs.

Also, three of its programs have additional accreditations.

Department of Architecture

Department of Construction Management and Interior Design

Department of Landscape Architecture

Department of Urban Planning

  • Urban Planning (BUP) – Planning Accreditation Board of the American Institute of Certified Planners/Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
  • Urban Planning (MURP) – Planning Accreditation Board of the American Institute of Certified Planners/Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

The Teachers College has college-wide accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

See all of the college’s programs.

Also, two of the programs have additional specialized accreditations:

Several units at Ball State have specialized accreditations that are not directly connected to a degree program but elevate our contribution to education.