Accreditation/Approval

Accreditation/Approval


New England Commission of Higher Education 

William James College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly 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 the 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.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210, Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: 781-425 7785
Email: info@neche.org

The New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.) 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


Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

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


American Psychological Association (APA) – PsyD in Clinical Psychology

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating its 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


American Psychological Association (APA) – William James College Internship Consortium

The Internship Consortium at William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating its 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


American Psychological Association (APA) – PsyD in School Psychology

The School Psychology Doctoral Program at William James College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), demonstrating its compliance with the APA Criteria for Accreditation implemented in a manner consistent with its publicly stated goals and objectives. For the 2022-23 academic year, the Program has requested and received Accredited, inactive status. This refers to a doctoral program that has not admitted students for 2 successive academic years or has provided the CoA with notice that it has decided to phase out and close a program.

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


National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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


International Coach Federation (ICF)

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


Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the Applied Behavior Analysis coursework for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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