Accreditation and Licensing
Accreditation and Licensing
We work hard to keep Albizu University’s accreditations and licenses up to date and offer our students the best opportunities to get internships, research, and job opportunities as students and even after graduation.
Learn more about these accreditations and licenses below.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Albizu University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Albizu University is accredited by MSCHE since 1974.
Click on the following link to find our Statement of Accreditation:
Additional information may be obtained by contacting MSCHE at:
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
To find out detailed information about our current Self-Study effort to reaffirm our accreditation, please click on the following link:
Middle States 2019-21 Self-Study
Latest Report to the MSCHE:
Albizu University Supplemental Information Report -- July 2018
American Psychological Association (APA)
Since the 1990s, our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology programs offered in the San Juan and Miami campuses as well as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology are accredited by the APA.
The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program at the Mayaguez University Center is applying for accreditation in September 2021.
Questions related to the programs’ accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
- Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The Master of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential and Satellite location) at Albizu University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
The Master of Science (MS) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (Residential & Distance Education) at Albizu University Miami Campus is an Applicant for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to:
- Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700
Albizu University’s San Juan Campus and Mayaguez University Center have a renovation license issued by the Puerto Rico Council on Education’s (CEPR, by its Spanish acronym) Board of Postsecondary Institutions.
Additional information may be obtained at:
- Board of Postsecondary Institutions
Physical Address: San José St., Corner San Francisco St., Old San Juan
Postal Address: PO Box 9023271
San Juan PR 00902-3271
Phone: (787) 722-2121
Fax : (787) 641-2573
Albizu University’s Miami Campus is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:
- Commission for Independent Education
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Toll-free phone: 888-224-6684
Albizu University is approved to provide coursework leading to state certification in Early Childhood Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and for elementary school educators to obtain a Reading Endorsement. Students completing a program leading to certification are reminded that while the curriculum of the program is designed to assist students in obtaining certification by outside agencies, the completion of all program requirements does not guarantee automatic eligibility for certification.
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is developed in accordance with the teaching certification requirements of the Florida Bureau of Educator Certification (BEC). The curriculum offered complies with the required BEC standards.
- American Council on Education
- American Association for Higher Education
- American Library Association
- Puerto Rico Private Schools and Universities Association
- Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- Hispanic Educational Technology Services
- Interamerican Society of Psychology
- National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
- Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Trustee-level member