Accreditation

Accreditation for the Nursing Programs:
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, certificate of advanced graduate studies, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Pace University are accredited by:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
665 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

Accreditation for the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program NYC:
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program NYC sponsored by Pace University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.'

Accreditation for the Pace University Physician Assistant Program - Pleasantville:
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Pace University Physician Assistant Program - Pleasantville.

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.

The provisional accreditation process begins with a thorough review of the planning, organization, and proposed content of a program that is in the advanced planning stages, but not yet operational. The provisional accreditation pathway is the only entry way for proposed new programs into the accreditation process.

Accreditation for the MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program:
The Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Pace University is a Candidate for Accreditation (February 1, 2018 - January 21, 2023) by:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, Maryland 20850
800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or merging programs for a maximum period of five years. Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle.  The CAA is a nationally recognized accrediting agency. As part of the CAA’s recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, the agency is encouraged to develop a method for allowing public input about the accreditation process and about graduate education programs prior to the final decision by the CAA. Accordingly, individuals who wish to provide input about a program seeking candidacy (pre-accreditation) or initial CAA accreditation or about a CAA-accredited program seeking reaccreditation may do so in two ways:

  1. submitting written comments prior to the accreditation site visit in accordance with the procedures specified below; or
  2. attending and providing comments at a public meeting during the program’s scheduled site visit. Inquiries concerning the status of the candidacy and/or interest in the planned Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders by potential students should be directed to:

Communications Science and Disorders
College of Health Professions
163 Williams Street
4th Floor
New York, New York 10038
212-618-6031
csd@pace.edu  

All comments provided must:

Relate to a program’s compliance with the published Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Standards) in effect at the time comments are submitted, and

Identify the specific program seeking candidacy, initial accreditation, or reaccreditation with the CAA. Comments not meeting these requirements will not be considered, and the individual or group commenting will be so notified. 

Accreditation for the MS in Nutrition and Dietetics Program:
Pace University’s (College of Health Professions) Coordinated Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program has been granted candidate status by:

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
(312) 899-0040 ext. 5400
http://www.eatrightpro.org/ACEND

Occupational Therapy Accreditation

The MSOT Program’s Accreditation Status The MSOT Program is registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). It has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). It expects to obtain full Accreditation in August 2021, prior to the first OT cohort’s graduation.

The following statements are concerned with accreditation and program credentialing mechanisms. The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.  ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.