Fairleigh Dickinson University is licensed by the State of New Jersey and is authorized to offer degree programs at the associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral level.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. In addition to the accreditation held by all programs for academic purposes, specialized curricula have applied for and been granted approval by the following recognized professional agencies:

  • chemistry — American Chemical Society (this accreditation applies only to the Bachelor of Science program offered by the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences at the Florham Campus, Madison, New Jersey);
  • civil engineering technology Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET);
  • clinical mental health counseling  — Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • clinical psychology (Doctor of Philosophy Program) — American Psychological Association;
  • computer science Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (CAC/ABET) [This accreditation applies only to the Bachelor of Science in computer science program offered by University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies at the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey];
  • construction engineering technology Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET);  
  • continuing education - IACET - The International Association for Continuing Education & Training;
  • dyslexia studies – Orton Gillingham Teacher Certification Program accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and recognized as meeting knowledge and practice standards by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA);
  • education — Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP);
  • electrical engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET);
  • electrical engineering technology Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET); 
  • mechanical engineering technology Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC/ABET);
  • nursing — approval from New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education;
  • paralegal studies — American Bar Association (ABA);
  • pharmacy — See statement below;
  • radiography — Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology;
  • school psychology – Masters/Specialist program National Recognition by the Program Approval Board of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP);
  • inclusion on approved lists of the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association (Medicine, Dentistry) by virtue of the accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Silberman College of Business

The business programs offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University through the Silberman College of Business have also received the prestigious Business Accreditation from AACSB International.  The following degree programs are included in this accreditation:

  • Bachelor of Science (include majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing)
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science - Accounting
  • Master of Science - Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science - Taxation

Vancouver Campus

At the Vancouver Campus, the term "university" is used under the written consent of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education effective May 8, 2006, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the ministry. Fairleigh Dickinson University is the first non-Canadian institution to gain approval under the stringent standards adopted by British Columbia in 2003.

School of Pharmacy

The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575,

Candidate status: Graduates of a class designated as having Candidate status have the same rights and privileges as graduates of an accredited program.

The granting of Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period.  Reasonable assurances are expected to be provided that the program may become accredited as programmatic experiences are gained, generally, by the time the first class has graduated.