University of the Incarnate Word is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of the Incarnate Word.
The University also holds accreditation from the State Board for Education Certification, the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST), the Texas Board of Nursing, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Additionally, the University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) and the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and the Music Therapy Program is approved by the American Association for Music Therapy.
The University of the Incarnate Word, Feik School of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry has been granted the pre-accreditation classification of "Preliminary Approval" by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. "Preliminary Approval" is granted to a professional degree program that has clearly demonstrated it is developing in accordance with Council standards. "Preliminary Approval" is the only classification available to a new professional program. University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry has approval to begin student recruitment, selection and admissions, and to begin offering the professional Optometry program.
Effective May 2012, the Doctor of Physical Therapy entry-level program was granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with CAPTE that indicates that the program may matriculate students in professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation.