Institutional Regional Accreditation
Touro University California, and its branch campus in Henderson, Nevada, are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The WASC Commission reaffirmed Institutional Accreditation on July 13, 2010 after a three stage review which demonstrated core commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. The next accreditation review is scheduled for spring 2018.
College of Osteopathic Medicine
In April of 1995, the Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Vocational Education (BPPVE) authorized Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM) to confer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.
After obtaining both pre-accreditation and provisional accreditation from the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), TUCOM was authorized to open its doors to students during the 1997-1998 academic year.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted to include TUCOM within the scope of Touro College’s accreditation in November, 1997.
In 2008, the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the AOA awarded a 7-year accreditation status to TUCOM, with the next onsite evaluation scheduled in spring, 2015.
College of Pharmacy
The Touro University California College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) (135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100. Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810. Phone number: 312-664-3575). In 2009, ACPE awarded accreditation status to College of Pharmacy, with the next onsite evaluation scheduled for 2015.
College of Education & Health Sciences
Joint MSPAS/MPH ProgramThe Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA) has granted Continued Accreditation to the Touro University California PA Program. Continued accreditation is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Continued Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next comprehensive review of the program by the ARC-PA is September, 2018.
Master of Public Health Program
The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a five-year term, effective October 30, 2009 extending to December 31, 2014.
Graduate School of Education
In 2000, the Graduate School of Education (GSOE) was granted the authority to offer Masters of Arts in Education (MA. Ed) and Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degrees by the MSCHE. In 2005, degree granting authority was transferred to WASC.
In 2004, the GSOE was granted the authority to approve and authorize teacher credentials by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Special education teaching credentials were added in 2005, and administrative services credentials were added in 2008.
California AB 2086 requires that all teacher preparation programs provide a link to
the most recent data available about teacher licensure pass rates. That data can
be found at: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/reports/TitleII_2008-2009_AnnualRpt.pdf.
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