Home

About WesternU

Accreditation and Disclosures

Regional Accreditation

Collage of WesternU students in classrooms and clinical settings

Western University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC, 985 Atlantic Ave, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; Phone Number: 501-748-9001), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.  WesternU is also approved as a degree-granting institution by the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of California and the Office of Degree Authorization in the state of Oregon. Professional accreditation status for applicable WesternU academic programs can be found on the website of the corresponding accreditation commission. 

Western University of Health Sciences takes complaints and concerns regarding the institution very seriously.  Most complaints should be resolved at the campus level.  If your complaint regarding Western University of Health Sciences has not been resolved at the campus level, you may present your complaint as follows: 

  1. If your complaint is associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and WSCUC accrediting standards, you may file a complaint with the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the agency that accredits the WesternU’s academic program, at: https://www.wascsenior.org/comments.
  2. If your complaint is associated with your professional programs compliance with appropriate professional accrediting standards, you may file a complaint with the accrediting body listed in the program specific section of the University catalog.
  3. If your complaint involves matters not associated with the University’s academic programs, students based in Western’s Pomona campus may file a complaint with the California State Attorney General by contacting the Public Inquiry Unit of the California State Department of Justice using on-line forms available at: https://ag.ca.gov/contact/complaint_form.php?cmplt=PL.

Or by telephone or fax: 
Public Inquiry Unit 
Voice: (916) 322-3360 
or (Toll-free in California) (800) 952-5225 
Fax: (916) 323-5341

Students based in the Lebanon campus should contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission using the form available at: https://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oda-doc/ODA%20Student%20Complaint%20Form.pdf

 

Mandatory Professional Licensure Disclosure

Updated July 1, 2020

Meets Educational Requirements for All 50 States, DC, and Puerto Rico

Per U.S. Federal Regulations, 34 CFR § 668.50 (2016 Rules), in preparation for the adoption of 34 C.F.R. §668.43 (2019 Rules), Western University of Health Sciences (University) provides the following disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure in its degree-granting health professions programs:

This disclosure is strictly limited to the University’s determination of whether its degree-granting health professions programs curricula, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure requirements in a state for respective health professions practice. The University cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Such individual determinations are made by state licensing boards and are fact specific determinations.

This disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny a WesternU graduate’s application. Furthermore, this disclosure does not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect your application for licensure and occur after the date of this disclosure. Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their chosen profession’s State’s licensure entity to review all licensure requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice.

The University has designed an educational program curriculum for its degree-granting health professions programs that, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, for the following programs:

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PHARMD)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA)

Master of Science in Nursing – Entry

The University has designed an educational curriculum for its Master of Science in Nursing – Entry program that, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements in the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, and Utah

After making all reasonable efforts, the University cannot determine whether its educational curriculum for Master of Science in Nursing – Entry program, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for in the following states :

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Doctor of Optometry

The University has designed an educational curriculum for its Doctor of Optometry program that, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements in the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

The University has designed an educational curriculum for its Doctor of Optometry program that, if successfully completed, is insufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements in the following state i:

Oklahoma

After making all reasonable efforts, the University cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum its Doctor of Optometry program, if successfully completed, is sufficient to meet the licensure and certification requirements for in the following state i:

Kentucky


i This does not mean the educational program will not ultimately be approved by the state entity, or that licensure could not result from attending this program.