American Psychological Association (APA):

The CNU Doctor of Psychology Degree Program has been awarded Accredited, on contingency status by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 1. This status is available to new programs and is considered APA accredited. Per the APA’s website, “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.”

This status is effective beginning April 11, 2021 and was granted until April 11, 2026. In the spring of 2024, the program will be reviewed for full accreditation status.

1Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979.


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