• Accreditation

  •  Accreditation

    Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Commission is located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604, and can be reached at 800-621-7440. 

    Hamline University completed its 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation during the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information on this process, please see our reaffirmation website.

    Hamline's schools may have additional accreditation in specialized areas. Please contact the dean's office of each respective school for a complete listing.

    Other Institutional Affiliations and Registrations: 

    Hamline University is an approved university of the United Methodist Church.

    Hamline University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350
    St. Paul, MN 55108
    www.ohe.state.mn.us – 651-642- 0533

    Additional Accreditation and Approval by Program and/or School

    School of Education

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    Hamline’s School of Education is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The next re-affirmation of accreditation will be in spring 2019, at which time the programs will be evaluated based on the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards.

    Minnesota Board of School Administrators
    Hamline’s Administrative Licensure programs (Principal, Superintendent, and Director of Special Education) are approved licensure programs of the Minnesota Board of School Administrators, which is required for school administrator licensure preparation programs under MN Statute 122A.14. The next re-certification of the Administrative Licensure programs will be in 2021.

    Minnesota Board of Teaching
    Hamline’s initial licensure programs (obtained as an undergraduate or with the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)) are approved teacher preparation programs by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. The Board of Teaching establishes licensure standards and requirements, approves institutions and licensure programs to prepare Minnesota teachers, and establishes and enforces the Code of Ethics for Minnesota teachers. The current authority and responsibilities of the Board of Teaching are delineated primarily in Minnesota Statutes §122A.05 – §122A.09, §122A.18, §214, and Minnesota Rules, Chapters 8700 and 8710. The next review will be in spring 2019.

    Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Nationally Recognized Program
    The MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) is currently seeking TESOL National Recognition, which is specialized accreditation under CAEP. The anticipated date of receiving this recognition is 2017.

    For more information on any of the above programmatic and school accreditations and approvals please contact the CLA Dean's Office, 651-523-2206, cladean@hamline.edu.

    College of Liberal Arts

    National Association of Schools of Music
    Both the BA in Music-Performance and the BA in Music-Musical Arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The next scheduled Comprehensive Review is in the 2018-2019 academic year.

    American Chemical Society

    The BS in Chemistry is an approved American Chemical Society (ACS) program in chemistry education. Students can also complete an ACS approved program in the BA in Chemistry or the BS in Biochemistry if specific courses and/or research are completed. The re-approval process occurred Fall 2016, and will go through re-approval again 2021.

    American Bar Association

    Hamline’e Paralegal certificate is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The next program re-approval is November 2018.

    For more information on any of the above programmatic accreditations and approvals please contact the CLA Dean's Office, 651-523- 2206, cladean@hamline.edu.

    State Authorization for Online and Distance Education

    For more information on state authorization for our online and distance education, please visit the State Authorization webpage.