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.

School of Allied Health Professions

CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY:  Started in 2011. Initial accreditation March 21, 2015, by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (formerly Medical Technology): Started in 1937. Approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association since August 28, 1937. Currently accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Currently approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services.

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS: Approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association June 1, 1991.

CYTOTECHNOLOGY: Started in 1982. Initial approval January 20, 1983, by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee.

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY: Started in 1976 as diagnostic medical sonography. Approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography October 24, 1985.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE: Started in 1993 as a baccalaureate degree program for paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other allied health professionals desiring education, science, or management credentials in emergency medical services.

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Started as medical record administration in 1963. Currently approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY: Started in 1941 as radiological technology. Approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association November 19, 1944. Currently approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the California State Department of Public Health.

NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY: Started in 1970. Approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association June 23, 1973. Currently approved by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS: Started in 1922 as a certificate program; baccalaureate degree conferred 1932-54; M.S. degree in nutrition and dietetics started in 2008; graduate program offered since 1954. Internship program continuously approved by The American Dietetic Association from 1957 through 1974; reestablishment of baccalaureate degree program authorized October 1971. Since 1974, the Coordinated Program in Dietetics has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: Started in 1959. Initial approval by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association June 10, 1960. Full approval March 30, 1962. Currently approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT: Started in 1988. Approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) April 13, 1989. Currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the AOTA.

PHLEBOTOMY: Started in 1994. Accredited/Approved April 1997 by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Laboratory Field Services (LFS).

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT: Started in 1989. Currently approved by the American Physical Therapy Association via the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

PHYSICAL THERAPY: Started in 1941. Initially approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association June 6, 1942. Currently approved by the American Physical Therapy Association.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SCIENCES: Started in 2000. Provisional accreditation granted October 20, 2000, by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Effective January 1, 2001, CAAHEP was succeeded by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Accredited March 2002 by ARC-PA.

RADIATION THERAPY: Approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association December 1, 1974. Currently approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

RESPIRATORY CARE: Started in 1971. Initially approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association September 1972. Full approval June 1973. Currently approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (formerly known as Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education [JRCRTE]).

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

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 of Social Work Education to provide master’s degree-level education, with the next reaffirmation to be completed in 2017.

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; WASC 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.

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

The coordinated program in dietetics is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995; telephone, 312/899-5400; Web site: <http://www.eatright.org/cade>; fax: 312/899-4817.

School of Pharmacy

Started in 2002. Approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education since June 23, 2007.

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; Web site: 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.