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University Accreditation

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Accreditation

The medical school is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association, the recognized accrediting agency for institutions that train osteopathic physicians (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, American Osteopathic Association, 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL  60611; telephone 312-202-8000; The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education are empowered by the Oklahoma Constitution to prescribe standards for higher education applicable to each institution in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education.

Concerns or complaints regarding accreditation standards for the medical school can be directed to the COCA.  For student complaints regarding accreditation, please view this policy.


Evidentiary Submission for Addressing the COCA Continuing Accreditation Standards

College of Osteopathic Medicine Continuing Accreditation Standards


Physician Assistant Program Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.


Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.


Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.


The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at


Non-Discrimination Statement

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

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