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Accreditation
In 1837, by Act of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, the Executive committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention was given the power “to establish and endow a collegiate institution, to be known by the name of Mercer University.”
Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or at http://sacscoc.org or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mercer.
The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business is accredited by AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 769-6500; http://aacsb.edu.
In the College of Professional Advancement of Mercer University, the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, the Master of Science in School Counseling, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP), 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 535-5990; http://cacrep.org. The Master of Science in School Counseling is also approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1702, Atlanta, GA 30334-9032; http://gapsc.com.
In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org. The baccalaureate chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; (800) 227-5558; http://acs.org.
Mercer University’s professional education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 200 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 1702, Atlanta, GA 30334-9032; http://gapsc.com
In the School of Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://abet.org.
The College of Health Professions houses six accredited programs. The Physician Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097; (770) 476-1224; http://arc-pa.org. The Master of Public Health and the Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (202) 789-1050; http://ceph.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-2782; www.capteonline.org. The Doctor of Psychology program is accredited, on contingency, by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program’s 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; (202) 336-5979; email: apaaccred@apa.org; www.apa.org/ed/accreditation. The Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184; (512) 733-9700.
The Juris Doctor program in the School of Law is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Bar Association, 312 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 988-5000; http://americanbar.org.
The School of Medicine houses two accredited programs. The Doctor of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). LCME (http://lcme.org) is jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (2450 N. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037; (202) 828-0596) and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 464-4933). The Master of Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-9808; http://aamft.org.
The baccalaureate and master’s music programs of the School of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 437-0700; http://nasm.arts-accredit.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in the College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 887-6791; http://ccneaccreditation.org. The College of Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia, 31217-3858, (478) 207-1640.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program in the College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 664-3575; http://acpe-accredit.org.
The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, the Master of Theological Studies, the Master of Divinity, and the Doctor of Ministry programs in the School of Theology are accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275; (412) 788-6505; http://ats.edu.