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Accreditations & Affiliations

Undergraduate and graduate programs at the Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition, various academic programs in the Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Science are accredited by professional organizations, signifying they meet the highest standards of educational quality as determined by leaders in the field.

The following organizations professionally accredit specific Richard L. Liberal Arts and Sciences programs.


The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, offered by the Psychology Department, has been accredited since 1974 by the American Psychological Association (APA), which is based in Washington, D.C., and is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. APA accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of self-study and external review intended to evaluate, enhance, and publicly recognize quality in higher education. The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology’s most recent APA accreditation visit occurred in 2007 when the program was awarded full accreditation status.


The B. S. in Chemistry offered by the Chemistry Department is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Degree programs receiving ACS certification offer a rigorous, broad-based education in chemistry, and are characterized by accomplished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Graduates from ACS certified programs possess experimental and communication skills that prepare them for careers or further study at the graduate level. Employers and graduate schools recognize the value of the ACS credential.


The graduate M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA is a professional, scientific, and credentialing association with over 140,000 members and affiliates. ASHA represents speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.