Jul 13, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State Approvals

Antioch University is authorized for operation by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus OH 43215, 614-466-6000. It is also authorized to operate physical locations in Washington, New Hampshire, and California, respectively, by these agencies:

Washington Student Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way SW, Olympia WA 98502, 360-753-7800

New Hampshire Department Education - Division of Higher Education
101 Pleasant Street, Concord NH 03301, 603-271-2494

California Bureau of Private and Postsecondary Education
1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834 -or
P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
(888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897
(916) 574-8900 or by fax (916) 263-1897

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Visit https://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints for information regarding the WSAC complaint process.

Antioch University New England is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Antioch University New England is authorized by the Vermont Agency of Education to operate a postsecondary school in Vermont.

For additional information and required disclosures specific to these bodies, see State-Specific Information , as well as notices throughout the catalog identified by the state to which they pertain.

Antioch University’s accreditation further includes federal government recognition, making Antioch University’s students fully eligible for a variety of financial aid assistance, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Antioch University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status.

Antioch University has been approved as a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. See http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions for more information.

Antioch University is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

Specialized Program Accreditation and Approvals

In addition to maintaining our accreditation through HLC and adhering to each of our individual location’s state requirements, Antioch University (AU) has many academic programs that are accredited or approved by programmatic/specialized accreditors. These bodies conduct their own processes for ensuring that their member programs meet defined standards specific to that particular academic discipline or professional practice.

These external approvals require a range of activities that focus on the assurance of quality. Activities vary depending on the body but can include self-studies, assessment and reflection, peer reviews, and/or site visits. Programs may be reviewed for curricular currency, course content preparation of graduates with necessary professional competencies, and student satisfaction levels, as well as other types of student outcomes like retention and graduation as well as internship placement rates. Most accreditors provide manuals or guides to their own requirements.

Also, all programs that lead to teacher certification/licensure must meet standards in the state in which they operate and are subject to that state’s oversight and regular review. Many other AU programs belong to professional associations. While not rising to the level of accreditation, these affiliations contribute to fostering best practices and honing the currency of academic offerings.

Approvals for Programs in Psychology and Counseling

The following programs in Couple and Family Therapy are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Couple and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE):

  • PhD in Couple and Family Therapy New England
  • Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy New England
  • Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy Seattle

The following doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA):

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology New England
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Seattle

The following master’s programs in clinical mental health counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP):

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling New England
  • Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Seattle

Other approvals in Psychology and Counseling

Approvals for Programs in Environmental Studies

The following Master of Science programs at Antioch University New England are designated as Professional Science Master’s degrees by the Council of Graduate Schools and National Professional Science Master’s Association:

  • Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration
  • Master of Science in Resource Management and Administration with a concentration in International Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Master of Science in Environmental Studies with concentrations in

  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Education
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
  • Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability
  • Science Teacher Certification
  • Self-designed Studies

Approvals for Programs in Education and Educator Preparation

Education programs that lead to licensure or certification by a state must meet that state’s requirements in order to receive approval.

Washington Professional Educator Standards Board approves these educator preparation programs at Antioch University Seattle in Washington State:

Master of Arts in Education

  • with Environmental and Sustainability Endorsement
  • with Library Media
  • with Teacher Preparation: K-8
  • with Alternative Route to Teacher Certification


  • Alternative Route to Teacher Certification


  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • English Language Learners
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Library Media
  • Middle-Level Humanities
  • Middle-Level Mathematics
  • Middle-Level Science


Student Consumer Information/Complaints

Antioch University provides an array of consumer information in support of its accreditation, state approvals, participation in federal financial aid programs, and more. Please see our Consumer Information website at https://www.antioch.edu/resources/general-information/consumer-information/ for a comprehensive set of required and recommended disclosures. Any questions about this information may be directed to consumerinfo@antioch.edu.

Student Complaints 

If you have any questions about policies and their application, please contact your Chief Student Services Officer:


Chief Student Services Officer

Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership & Change

Karen Crist
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success

Antioch University Los Angeles

Sandy Lee
Chief Operations Officer
310-578-1080 x 447

Antioch University Midwest

Karen Crist
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success

Antioch University New England

Deb Barrett
Director of Student Services

Antioch University Online

Karen Crist
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Success

Antioch University Santa Barbara

Ryan Kasmier
Associate Provost
805-962-8179 x 5105

Antioch University Seattle

Sue Byers
Assistant Provost