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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and special professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.[ learn more ]

UTHealth Houston's next SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2031. 

School Programs by Accreditation

See the most recent Fact Book for a listing of UTHealth Houston's school programs by accrediting agency.

McGovern Medical School

The University of Texas John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at Houston is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education located at: 655 K Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20001. Telephone: 202-828-0596. For more information on the LCME, please click here.

School of Dentistry

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation located at: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois, 60611. Telephone 312-440-4653

For more information visit CODA Accreditation Standards and Procedures

School of Biomedical Informatics

The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston, Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Initial accreditation was granted on April 12, 2019 under the 2010 Health Informatics Standards for Master’s Degree. For more information on CAHIIM, please click here

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

At The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

The UT Genetic Counseling Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be proficient in the Practice Based Competencies set forth by the ACGC.  By graduating from an accredited genetic counseling program, alumni are eligible to sit for the board certification examination from the American Board of Genetic Counseling. For more information, please contact the ACGC at: 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 USA. Telephone: 571-762-4375. Email:

The Medical Physics Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, located at: One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Telephone 301-209-3346, Fax 301-209-0862.

Cizik School of Nursing

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

The baccalaureate program is approved by the Texas Board of NursingWilliam P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701-3944. Telephone: 512-305-7400 Fax 512-305-7401.

The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5603. Telephone: 224-275-9130.

School of Public Health

The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston was first accredited in 1969 by the American Public Health Association and has been periodically reviewed and continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health ( since that time. For more information contact CEPH at: 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver SpringMD 20910. Telephone: 202-789-1050 Fax202-789-1895

The Industrial Hygiene Program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the ABET, located at: 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 2120. Telephone 1-410-347-7700

The Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. For more information, contact ACEND at: Telephone: 312-899-0040 Fax: 312-899-4817

AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs) 

UTHealth Houston and our Human Subjects Research Protection Program have been awarded full accreditation by the AAHRPP (the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs).  AAHRPP accreditation represents the gold standard for the conduct of human subjects research and is based upon the demonstration that an institution is committed to providing the highest level of assurance for the protection of the safety and well-being of individuals who participate in human subjects research.   [ learn more ]


AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. Every 3 years the UTHealth undergoes a self-study and an external peer-review of the institutional animal care and use program to ensure the administration, our funding agencies, and the public that the institution is maintaining high standards that are consistent with federal laws, guidelines and policies relating to the use of experimental animals in biomedical research. [ learn more ]