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William James College Accreditation/Approval

  1. The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and the School Psychology Doctoral Program at William James College are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating their compliance with the APA Criteria for Accreditation implemented in a manner consistent with its publicly stated goals and objectives.

    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
    Phone: (202) 336-5979
    Email: apaaccred@apa.org
    Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

  2. William James College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, at its meeting on November 15, 2012, continued the school's accreditation. William James College fifth year interim report was approved in April 2017. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

    Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
    781-425 7785, cihe@neasc.org

  3. William James College is authorized by the Department of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant Doctoral, CAGS, MA, MS and BS degrees.

  4. The MA/CAGS School Psychology Program at William James College is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

  5. William James College has full approval from the International Coach Federation (ICF) for the Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching Program.

  6. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the William James College Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.

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