Authorizations and Accreditations
The Ohio Department of Higher Education authorizes the University of Dayton’s Graduate offerings leading to several different degrees. Students graduating in Educational Administration, Teacher Education, Counselor Education and Human Services, and Health and Sport Science receive the Master of Science in Education degree. Those graduating from a more advanced program earn an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology or Educational Leadership. Physician Assistant graduates receive the Master of Physician Assistant Practice degree, while Physical Therapy students earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Ph.Ds. are granted in both P-12 Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration. The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is granted for Leadership for Organizations.
All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits counselor preparation programs. The Physician Assistant Program is accredited (provisionally) by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). The Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has accredited the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.