Accreditation Status

The University

Founded as College of Evangelists 1905-06. Chartered as College of Medical Evangelists by the state of California December 13, 1909. Accredited by Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools April 7, 1937. Accredited by WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission) (prior to January 1962, Western College Association) February 24, 1960. Became Loma Linda University July 1, 1961. Professional curricula started and approved as indicated.

The professions

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Started in 1954 as the Graduate School, with accreditation through University accreditation; continued through 2004; restructured as the Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2005. The Faculty of Graduate Studies convenes graduate faculty from research-intensive programs and functions as a peer review body to ensure the quality of academic programs.

The Cardiac Eletrophysiology Program is accredited by the the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; telephone: 727/210-2350; website: <www.caahep.org>.

School of Behavioral Health

School of Behavioral Health programs are accredited through University accreditation and/or through their professional accrediting bodies.  Programs offered through the School of Behavioral Health in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies are accredited through University accreditation.

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences

MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY (M.S.):  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY (D.M.F.T.):  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY (Ph.D.):  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CREDENTIAL: Assigned the status of  "accreditation" through Linda University on June 18, 2008, by the Committee on Accreditation on behalf of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (State of California).

Department of Psychology

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ph.D.): Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Psy.D):  Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Department of Social Work and Social Ecology

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK: Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education to provide master’s degree-level education, with the next affirmation  to be completed in 2018.

School of Dentistry

ADVANCED GENERAL DENTISTRY EDUCATION PROGRAM IN DENTAL ANESTHESIOLOGY:  Started in 1985.  Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since February 2012.

DENTAL HYGIENE: Bachelor of Science degree started in 1959. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since September 7, 1961.  Associate in Science degree started in 2011.  Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since May 2011.  B.S. Degree Completion Program started January 7, 2008; WSCUC approved in 2009.

DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY: Started in 1953. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since May 23, 1957.

ENDODONTICS: Started in 1967. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since December 1969.

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY: Started in 1964. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since 1967.

ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS: Started in 1960. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since May 1965.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY: Started in 1993. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since December 1993.

PERIODONTICS: Started in 1961. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since December 1967.

PROSTHODONTICS: Started in 1993. Approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association since February 1995.

Programs offered through the School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies are accredited through University accreditation.

School of Medicine

Started in 1909. Approved by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association since November 16, 1922. Accreditation for the medical education program leading to the M.D. degree is by The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA).  LCME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and World Federation of Medical Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree. LCME accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process of quality assurance that determines whether the medical education program meets established standards. This process also fosters institutional and programmatic improvement.

Programs offered through the School of Medicine in conjunction with the Faculty of Graduate Studies are accredited through University accreditation.

School of Pharmacy

Started in 2002. Approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education since June 23, 2007.  Accredited till 2020. 

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.  ACPE is the sole accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit professional degree programs in pharmacy and is located at 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; telephone: 312/664-3575; FAX: 312/664-4652; website: <https://www.acpe-accredit.org> .

School of Public Health

Started in 1948; reorganized in 1964. Approved by the American Public Health Association June 23, 1967. Currently accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

School of Religion

Started in 1961 as the Division of Religion; organized as School of Religion (1987-1990), Faculty of Religion (1990-2006), School of Religion 2007. Programs accredited through University accreditation.