The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.  Questions about the accreditation of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404)-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

Selected academic programs are accredited by the following agencies:

McLane College of Business

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


College of Education

The Texas Education Agency State Board for Educator Certification



Texas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE)
Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals  (TASSP)
Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE)
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)
Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities (EDICUT)
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
Association of Texas Professional Educators  (ATPE)

Mayborn College of Health Sciences

School of Exercise and Sport Science

The BSHS in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Strength and Conditioning is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE)

School of Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave. Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; telephone: (703) 706-3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (254) 295-4940 or email


American Council of Academic Physical Therapy


Occupational Therapy Program

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited 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-AOTA and its web address is Graduates of the program 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.


Counseling Program

Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Community Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Physician Assistant Program

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.  
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 program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

Scott and White School of Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, telephone 202-463-6930.


Texas Board of Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing


College of Humanities and Sciences

Bachelor's in Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
B.S. in Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)


College of Visual and Performing Arts

UMHB is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

UMHB is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

All questions about university or program-level accreditation should be directed to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at 254-295-4505.  This includes inquiries regarding the accreditation status of UMHB and requests to review documents pertaining to accreditation.