Specialized Accreditation

While institutional accreditation applies to the university as a whole, specialized accreditation of certain professional schools and individual educational programs is granted by a number of national organizations, each representing professional areas such as business, engineering or nursing. Though each of these accrediting organizations has its distinctive definitions of eligibility, criteria for accreditation and operating procedures, accreditation by a specialized accrediting agency is one means of assuring quality of the accredited programs.

Below are the current programs with specialized accreditation and their accrediting agencies.

School of Dentistry

  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Years in Cycle: 7
  • Initial Accreditation: 1945
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2016
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2017
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2019
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Years in Cycle: 7
  • Initial Accreditation: 1995
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2016
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2017
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Years in Cycle: 7
  • Initial Accreditation: 1991
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2016
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2017
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Years in Cycle: 7
  • Initial Accreditation: 1991
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2016
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2017
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023

School of Medicine

School of Nursing

  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2018; Five Year Report 2023 Site Visit
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2018 – Five Year Report 2023 Site Visit
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Years in Cycle: 10  
  • Initial Accreditation: 2003  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2023

Joint degree programs

*Indicates a joint degree awarded by OHSU and a partner institution. Joint Degree Program partners include: Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Oregon State University (OSU), and Portland State University (PSU).

  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • Years in Cycle: 8  
  • Initial Accreditation: 1952  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2003  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2011  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2019
  • Specialized Accreditation Agency: Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH)
  • Years in Cycle: 7  
  • Initial Accreditation: 1996  
  • Previous Accreditation Action: 2013  
  • Most Recent Accreditation Action: 2017  
  • Next Review / Action Date: 2022