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Accreditation & Licensure

Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctoral 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 Belmont University.

Undergraduate degrees granted by Belmont University include: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.). Belmont also offers masters degrees in Accountancy (M.ACC.), Business Administration (M.B.A.), Education (M.Ed.) (M.A.T.), English (M.A.), Music (M.M.), Nursing (M.S.N.),  Sport Administration (M.S.A.), and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.), and Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).

Belmont University School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Belmont University is a member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. The MSN program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Belmont University is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Association of Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education. It has the approval of the State Board of Education of Tennessee as a teacher education institution to meet licensure requirements.

Belmont University is a member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Belmont University graduate and undergraduate business and accounting programs are accredited by AACSB - International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).

Belmont University has full accreditation status by the American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

The Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at Belmont University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: | website:

The Belmont University Doctor of Pharmacy maintains Full Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100 , Chicago , IL 60603-4810, 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652.

The Belmont University College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to: Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60654; Phone:  312-988-6738. Belmont University College of Law also is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.

The Audio Engineering Technology (AET) program in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET (