The American Psychological Association (APA) does not accredit master's or undergraduate level programs in psychology. The APA only accredits doctoral programs. Therefore, the online bachelor's degrees in Psychology and the online master's degree in Forensic Psychology can not be accredited by the APA.
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation assures the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process that determines if established quality standards are being met.
- Accreditation is a major way for students, families, employers, government officials and the media to know an institution or program provides a quality education.
- Accreditation helps students choose quality college programs that qualify for federal financial aid.
- Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared. Many employers will only provide tuition assistance to employees for accredited programs.
- Accreditation is used by registration, licensure and certification boards to screen applicants.
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