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Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. For information on accreditation status, contact:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
Initial Accreditation: 1928
Last Accreditation Review: 2012
Next Accreditation Review: 2018

Purpose of Accreditation Status Publication:

The purpose of publishing Lenoir-Rhyne University’s accreditation status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is 1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the University’s decennial review, or 3) to file a complaint against the University for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. It indicates that normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Human Services, and the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree programs offered through Lenoir-Rhyne’s Center for Graduate Studies in Columbia, SC are licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia SC 29201, Telephone (803) 737-2260, Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.


The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lenoir-Rhyne University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.
It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Initial Accreditation: 1958
Last Accreditation Review: October 2013
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2020

The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

ACOTE; c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Initial Accreditation: December 1996
Last Accreditation Review: December 2018
Next Accreditation Review Academic Year: 2025/2026

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Initial Accreditation: April 2002
Last Accreditation Review: June 2013
Next Accreditation Review: June 2023

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2005
Next Accreditation Review: 2019

Master’s Nursing Degree Program
Initial Accreditation: 2014
Next Accreditation Review: 2019

Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program
Initial Accreditation Review: 2019

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
800.877.1600 ext. 5400
Initial Accreditation: 2016
Next Accreditation Review: 2023

CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)

2201 Double Creek Dr.
Suite 5006
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512.733.9700
Fax: 512.733.9701
Initial Accreditation: 2011
Next Accreditation Review: 2025

CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)

1001 North Fairfax Street
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Initial Accreditation: 2014
Next Accreditation Review: March 2022

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts Religion, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Sacred Theology.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada:

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
Telephone: 412.788.6505
Fax: 412.788.6510
Initial Accreditation: 1944
Last Accreditation Review: 2013
Next Accreditation Review: 2020

Council on Education for Public Health

1010 Wayne Avenue Suite 220
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Telephone: 202.789.1050
Fax: 202.789.1895
Initial Accreditation: 2017
Next Accreditation Review: 2022