Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC):

California Northstate University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001. The Clinical Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program has full WSCUC approval.


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE):

In accordance with the provisions of California Education Code 94866 or 94890, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has approved California Northstate University, LLC to offer the Psy.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology. View the approval


American Psychological Association (APA):

The APA has granted a site visit to the Doctor of Psychology program at CNU.

Consistent with Section 6.2 of the Accreditation Operating Procedures (AOP), the application for accreditation, on contingency from the Clinical Psy.D. program at California Northstate University in Elk Grove, CA was reviewed by the Commission at its Spring 2020 program review meeting. The Commission voted to authorize a site visit for the program, which took place in mid-November.

The visiting team’s report will be reviewed by the APA Commission and a decision on contingent accreditation will be issued.