Faulkner University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Faulkner University.
Kearley Graduate School of Theology
The Kearley Graduate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), and Master of Arts in Christian Ministry. In June 2018, the ATS Board of commissioners approved a four-year experiemental Doctor of Philosophy (Biblical Studies) degree, permitting the degree program to be completed in a synchronous distance education format.
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1110
Faulkner University’s Legal Studies program, offered on the main campus in Montgomery, Alabama, is approved by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Paralegals. This program can also be accessed via the synchronous classroom and students can attend the program at each of the centers through this means.
For information regarding the institution’s accreditation contact:American Bar Association
Standing Committee on Paralegals
321 North Clark Street
Mail Stop 19.1
Chicago, Illinois 60610-4714
Speech Language Pathology
The MA/MS SLP program in speech/language pathology at Faulkner University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-HearingAssociation. This is a “pre-accreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology andSpeech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language Hearing Association2200 Research Boulevard #310Rockville, MD 20850800-498-2071
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Faulkner University College of Education. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.
Faulkner University’s teacher education programs in the College of Education are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). For information regarding the institution’s ALSDE approval contact:
Alabama State Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104*Note: The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a non-certification program and is not subject to approval by the Alabama State Department of Education.
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. Graduates are eligible to sit for the bar examination in any state.
Harris College of Business & Executive Education
International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Physician Assistant Program
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Faulkner University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Faulkner University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation- Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Accreditation-History-Faulkner-U.pdf.