Resources

Standards and Criteria

Standards and Criteria: Professional Doctorate [PD]

The latest version of standards and criteria adopted by the Commission for professional doctorate [PD] programs, and for ACAOM-accredited institutions that host such programs.

Standards and Criteria: Master’s Level and DAOM

The current version of standards and criteria adopted by the Commission for master’s level and postgraduate doctoral [DAOM] programs, and for ACAOM-accredited institutions that host such programs. 

NOTE: A comprehensive revision of the Standards and Criteria for the Master’s Level and Professional Doctorate [PD] institutions and programs is currently released for Public Comment.  This revision does not include the postgraduate doctoral [DAOM] standards.


Position Papers

ACAOM issues position papers from time to time, regarding issues or questions of interest to accredited/pre-accredited programs and institutions.  Position papers are not official statements of the Commission, and do not supercede ACAOM policies, standards, criteria or other official documents.

AOM Bachelor’s Degrees [Jan. 24, 2018]

English language courses and programs [Feb. 15, 2018]

Multi-Purpose Institution Clarification [Nov. 14, 2017]

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications [Nov. 14, 2017]


Site Visitor / Site Visit Resources

ACAOM Site Visit Manual [for institutions and site visitors] [rev. Jan.
25, 2018]

Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics Guide