Graduate Catalog


Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

The graduate programs in Theology in the College of Arts and Sciences are approved by the Commission on Accrediting of Theological Schools.

The baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), and post-graduate APRN certificate programs in Nursing at Barry University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington D.C. 20001 (202) 887‑6791. The baccalaureate program in Nursing is also approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C-02, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252, (850) 245‑4125. The master’s in Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814‑3449, (301) 652-6611. The Cardiovascular Perfusion program and the Exercise Physiology program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350. The Anesthesiology Programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068-1500, (847) 655-1160. The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Biology with a Histotechnology Specialization, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histotechnology, and Master of Science in Clinical Biology with a Histotechnology Specialization programs are approved by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, and accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720, Rosewood, IL 60018‑5119, (773) 714-8890. The Bachelor of Science in Clinical Biology with a Medical Technology Specialization is also accredited by NAACLS. The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology has been recognized as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program by the Council of Graduate Schools.

The Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.) degree with a (M.S.) option; the B.S. program offers the following areas of specialization: Early and Middle Childhood (Elementary Education), Infancy and Early Childhood (Pre-K/Primary) and Special Education (Exceptional Student Education). All of the specializations are approved by the Florida Department of Education (DOE), Turlington Building, Suite 1514, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL., 32399, (850) 245-0505, as follows, each with endorsements (also State Approved): English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Reading; Elementary Education/ESOL/Reading; Exceptional Student Education/ESOL/Reading and Pre-K/Primary/ESOL/Reading. Due to Florida’s reciprocal certification agreement, graduates of these specializations may meet eligibility requirements for teacher certification in most states. The School of Education’s graduate Educational Leadership, Reading, School Counseling and School Psychology programs are also approved by the DOE. The School of Education’s Master of Science Counseling programs in Marital, Couple, Family Counseling/Therapy, Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling and Ph.D. Counseling program with a specialization in Marital, Couple, Family Counseling/Therapy are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), 1001 North Fairfax St, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA, 22314, (703) 535-5990. The Montessori Education Early Childhood and Elementary programs are accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), 420 Park St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902, (434) 202-7793. The School Psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD, 20814, (301) 657-0270. Further, ADSOE is approved by the DOE to offer endorsements in Autism, Gifted Education, Reading, and TESOL.

The Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work’s B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), 1701 Duke St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3457, (703) 683-8080.

The Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program in the School of Podiatric Medicine is accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)/Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), 9312 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD, 20814-1621, (301) 581-9200. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Rd., Suite 275, Johns Creek, GA, 30097, (770) 476-1224, has granted status to the Barry University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Barry University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

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 validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will March 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100m Austin, TX, 78731‑3184, (512) 733-9700.

The D. Inez Andreas School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, 777 South Harbour Island Blvd, Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 769-6500.

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association [Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, ABA, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 988-6738.]