Jul 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Accreditation and Recognitition


 

University Accreditation

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Accreditation

Individual academic programs within the following areas are accredited or approved by the following agencies: 

Program Accreditation/Approval Agency
   
Accounting*, **

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu

Approved by the Colorado State Board of Accountancy, 1560 Broadway #1350, Denver, CO 80202

   
Exercise Science*
Human Performance and Sport
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone: 727-210-2350, caahep.org
   
Art* Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, 703-437-0700, nasad.arts-accredit.org
   
Athletic Training Education Program*
Human Performance and Sport
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE); 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664; (512) 733-9700; caate.net
   
Aviation and Aerospace Science** Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Aviation & Space Education, 800 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20591
   
Center for Addiction Studies* National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.562.0211, nasacaccreditation.org
   
Chemistry** American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St NW, Washington, DC 20036, acs.org
   

Civil Engineering Technology*
Electrical Engineering Technology*
Mechanical Engineering Technology*

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Telephone: (410) 347-7700 abet.org
   
Computer Information Systems*

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Telephone: (410) 347-7700

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu

   
Computer Science* Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Telephone: (410) 347-7700 abet.org
   
Certified Addiction Counselor** Approved by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, CO Department of State, 1700 Broadway, Suite 200, Denver, CO  80290, 303-894-2200
   
Entrepreneurship* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   
Finance* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   
Global Business Studies* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   
Health Care Management* Accredited by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2000 14th St North, Suite 780, Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: 202-638-1448; Fax: 202-638-3429; aupha.org email: aupha@aupha.org
   
Human Nutrition-Dietetics* The Human Nutrition - Dietetics Major includes a didactic program in dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400, acend@eatright.org.
   
Human Services** Approved by the Council for Standards in Human Services Education, 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, cshse.org
   
Industrial Design* Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, Phone: 703-437-0700, nasad.arts-accredit.org
   
International Business* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   

K-12 Physical Education*
                                                                        

Reauthorized by the Colorado Department of Education, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO  80202
highered.colorado.gov/Academics/TeacherEd/Educators.html

Accredited by National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

   
Management* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   
Marketing* Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL  33602, 813-769-6500, www.aacsb.edu
   
Music* Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA  20190-5248, 703-437-0700, nasm.arts-accredit.org
   
Nursing*

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404-975-5000, acenursing.org 

Approved by the State Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2430, Web: dora.state.co.us/nursing

   
Recreation Professions* Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions, 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd, Ashburn, VA 20148, 800-626-6772, nrpa.org/coa
   
Social Work* Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 683-8080, cswe.org
   
Sport Management*
Human Performance and Sport
Accredited by The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). 418 N. Granada Street, Arlington, VA 22203, cosmaweb.org
   

Teacher Education*

Reauthorized by the Colorado Department of Education, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202 highered.colorado.gov/Academics/TeacherEd/Educators.html

   
Theatre* Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA  20190-5248, 703-437-0700, nast.arts-accredit.org
   
* Accreditation / ** Approval / *** Endorsed
 
Accredited Student Services
 
Counseling Center International Association of Counseling Services, 101 S. Whiting St. Suite 211 Alexandria, VA 22304, 703-823-9840, iacsinc.org
   
Health Center Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200, Skokie, IL 60077, 847.853.6060, info@aaahc.org, aaahc.org
   
 

University Recognition and Awards

  • MSU Denver is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is a federal designation by the U.S. Department of Education that acknowledges colleges and universities with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic/Latina/o/x full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment.

  • MSU Denver has been named the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' Outstanding HACU-Member Institution for 2021. The national award recognizes and honors extraordinary support of HACU's mission and MSU Denver's important contributions to the educational success of underserved populations, particularly Latinx students. For 34 years, MSU Denver has been a supportive member of HACU, and accessibility, diversity and inclusion have been core tenets of the University's mission since its inception. The University has hosted the HACU Emerging Leaders Summit, University staff have attended the annual Capitol Forum, and MSU Denver students have participated in HACU scholarship and internship programs.