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):

We submitted our application for “Accredited, on contingency” status on September 1, 2019. Our current application status may be viewed on the APA’s website.

Should the APA approve our application, the PsyD program could be accredited by fall of 2020.

Per the APA, “If you complete a program that is recognized as ‘accredited, on contingency’ effective before your graduation date, you will have completed an APA accredited program.”

Please note: Upon review of our application the APA may request additional materials or clarification which may result in postponement of a site visit and/or final decision.

The APA accreditation process can be a bit confusing. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us using this form.