Institutional Accreditation

Purchase College, State University of New York, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
(267) 284-5000 | www.msche.org
Institution Directory Listing | Statement of Accreditation Status: June 28, 2012 (.pdf)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Specialized Accreditation

Purchase College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD): 

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190
(703) 437-0700 | nasad.arts-accredit.org
Accreditation Listing

NASAD is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Registered Programs

All majors and credit-bearing certificate programs offered by Purchase College are listed on the Inventory of Registered Programs maintained by the New York State Education Department. The number assigned to each major and credit-bearing certificate is referred to as the HEGIS Code (Higher Education General Information Survey Code). All major programs and credit-bearing certificate programs at Purchase College are registered; thus students at Purchase College may pursue any major or credit-bearing certificate offered by Purchase College without jeopardizing their eligibility for student aid awards.

List of Registered Programs

Program Title HEGIS Code Award
Acting 1007 BFA
Anthropology 2202 BA
Art History 1003 BA, MA
Arts Management 1099 BA
Arts Management 5012 Certificate † 
Biochemistry 0414 BA
Biology 0401 BA, BS
Chemistry 1905 BA
Communication*
 
 *Revised program, effective Jan. 1, 2016
 Formerly offered  program:
 BA in liberal studies: communications/media studies
4903 BS
Creative Writing 1507 BA
Dance 1008 BFA, MFA
Early Childhood Development 5503 Certificate
Economics 2204 BA
Entrepreneurship in the Arts 1099 MA
Environmental Studies 0420 BA
Film 1010 BFA
Gender Studies 4903 BA
Graphic Design 1009 BFA
History 2205 BA
Journalism 0604 BA
Language and Culture 1199 BA
Latin American Studies 0308 BA
Liberal Arts 4901 BA
Liberal Studies 4901 BA
Liberal Studies: Arts 4903 BA
Liberal Studies: Communications/Media Arts*
 
*See revised program leading to a BS in communications,
 effective Jan. 1, 2016
4903 BA
Liberal Studies: Legal Studies 4903 BA
Literature 1502 BA
Mathematics/Computer Science 1799 BA
New! Media Arts and Culture
This program will launch in fall 2018
1099
 
MFA
 
Media Studies*

*formerly Media, Society, and the Arts (name change approved March 1, 2017; effective fall 2017)
2299
 
BA
 
Music 1004 MusB, MM
Music Composition 1004.10 MusB
Music Performance: Instrumental 1004 MusB
Music Performance: Jazz Studies 1004 MusB
Music Performance: Vocal 1004 MusB
Music [Studio] Production 1099 MusB
Music Studio Composition 1099 MusB
Music/Artist Diploma: One Year 1004 Advanced Certificate
Music/Artist Diploma: Two Year 1004 Advanced Certificate
Music/Performers Certificate: One Year 1004 Advanced Certificate
Music/Performers Certificate: Two Year 1004 Advanced Certificate
New Media 1009 BA
Painting and Drawing 1002 BFA
Philosophy 1509 BA
Photography 1011 BFA
Playwriting and Screenwriting 1007 BA
Political Science  2207 BA
Printmaking 1009 BFA
Psychology  2001 BA
Sculpture 1002 BFA
Sociology 2208 BA
Theatre Design/Technology 1007 BFA
Theatre Design 1007 MFA
Theatre Technology 1007 MFA
Theatre and Performance 1007 BA
Visual Arts 1002 BS, BFA, MFA
The BA program in liberal studies: arts and the credit-bearing certificate program in arts management are closed to admission. The MFA programs in dance and theatre design/technology are currently under revision (also closed to admission). 

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