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Accreditation and Affiliation

Institutional Accreditation

Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission (WSCUC).
View our statement of accreditation.

For more information, please send an inquiry to:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501
Phone: 510.748.9001
Fax: 510.748.9797


Program Specific Approvals

School of Education

Courses in the credential programs meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for a California Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential or Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Learn more.

School of Cultural and Family Psychology

The M.A. in MFT program satisfies all of the requirements of SB 33 and the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) (Business and Professions Code Sections 4980.36c, d e 4980.39, 4980.40, and 4980.41).

The MFT program prepares graduates to sit for the California MFT exam to earn a Marriage and Family Therapist License awarded by the California Board of Behavioral Science. Learn more.



TCS Education System

Pacific Oaks College is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. Other TCS ES affiliates include The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Dallas Nursing Institute, Saybrook University, and Pacific Oaks Children’s School.

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Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

Pacific Oaks College is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU).

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