Accreditations and Memberships

University Accreditation

Emory University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500.

Learn more about Emory's SACSCOC Accreditation and its Reaffirmation of Accreditation that extends through 2024.

Campus-Wide Accreditations

These organizations accredit schools or programs within the university.

  • Accreditation Commission of Midwifery Education
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educators
  • Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of the Physician Assistant
  • American Bar Association
  • American Council of Pharmaceutical Education
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Genetics Counseling Education Program (Provisional)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the American Medical Association
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


Emory installed chapters of Phi Beta Kappa in 1929 and Sigma Xi in 1944.

Emory University's memberships include:

  • American Association of Research Libraries (1975)
  • Association of American Universities (1995)
  • Council of Graduate Schools (1961)
  • Council of Southern Universities (1952)
  • Southern University Conference (1935)

Emory University is also a member of:

  • American Council of Education
  • Association of American Universities Data Exchange
  • College Board
  • Georgia Association of Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Private Colleges and Universities in Georgia