Accreditations and Affiliations: Strengthening Carlos Albizu University´s Quality and Excellence

Carlos Albizu University's accreditation ensures that every degree we award is relevant, recognized, and respected. University accreditation is critical, because:

  • Accreditation is an assurance to students and the public that we meet and exceed the accepted standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, student services, and fiscal stability.
  • Accreditation ensures that your degree is recognized by employers, professional associations, and other accredited institutions of higher education.
  • If you are studying or have studied at more than one university, the accreditation of both institutions makes transfer of credits possible.

Since 1974, Albizu University has been is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Albizu University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education and the Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR).

This institution was the first private university in Puerto Rico to offer a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. The doctoral program on the San Juan campus has been accredited since 1994 by the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA)*. With this accreditation, Albizu University became the first Hispanic institution accredited by APA and is now one of only two universities in Puerto Rico with APA accreditation. 

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program on the Miami campus is also accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979
E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

The M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.




San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education