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Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the following doctoral degrees: Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education.

The College of Business Administration’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The American Chemical Society recognizes the Department of Chemistry as having adequate faculty, facilities, library, curriculum, and research for training professional chemists.

The Bachelor of Music curricula of the School of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics, (DPD), is currently granted Developmental Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606-6995. (317) 899-4876.
The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). As one of only ten universities in Texas with accreditation from NCATE, the educator preparation programs meet the accreditation standards necessary to ensure high quality graduates.

Any individual interested in reviewing the official document listing the accreditation, approval or licensing of Sam Houston State University, will have access to such material in the Reference Department of the Newton Gresham Library.

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Modem Access: The modem bank may be accessed through 936/438-8112 with a valid SHSU username and password.
SamInfo (Web Access). The URL for SHSU’s campus-wide information system is This Internet site provides access to admission status, transfer equivalencies, degree plans, and registration, as well as, university catalogues, class schedules, and financial information.

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