Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Programmatic Approvals and Additional Accreditation

Select an area of study to learn more about additional approvals and accreditations and/or restrictions applicable to programs offered within that area.

U.S. State and Other Approvals

Refer to the Licensure and State Authorization page for more information.


  • The Bachelor of Science in Human Services in Youth/Family Services and Administration and Master of Science in Human Services programs are members of the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). The CSHSE can be contacted at:

    Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
    3337 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314

  • The NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) has designated Purdue Global as an Approved Education Provider for meeting nationally approved standards of education for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. This approval includes the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions, the Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions, and the Graduate Certificate in Addictions. The NAADAC can be contacted at:

    44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Website: Tel: 703-741-7686

Additional Approvals

Purdue Global also holds additional approvals and authorizations.

  • Purdue Global is an authorized participant of the Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1322.25, Change 3 (Voluntary Education Programs), effective July 7, 2014; as a result, Purdue Global is authorized to receive military tuition assistance (TA) funds.
  • Purdue Global is approved and authorized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive veterans educational benefit funds. NOTE: Purdue Global complies with Title 38/10 requirements, and notably Sec. 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018.
  • Purdue Global has SAA approval (state specific) for many of its programs open to enrollment for those eligible to receive Veteran Educational Benefits.
  • Purdue Global is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students.
  • Purdue Global programs are recognized by the following agencies and federal laws:
    • Dislocated Workers Center
    • Iowa Workforce Development Center (TAA)
    • Job Training Partnership Act
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Services