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.

Based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, cooperation with and responsibility to engage in mitigation measures to curb community spread of COVID-19, escalating travel restrictions, and protecting and promoting the health and well-being of all individuals, the APA Commissions on Accreditation (CoA) is currently unable to schedule any site visits at this time. The CoA will review the situation in mid-June to determine if the postponement of site visits will be continued.