Accredited Programs

In addition to Dalhousie's internal quality assurance processes, some academic programs are subject to accreditation by professional bodies at the national or international levels. These bodies provide rigorous quality assurance to ensure that graduates will meet specific educational and competency requirements within their chosen profession. Dalhousie presently has 52 programs that are externally accredited.

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Faculty of Computer Science

Faculty of Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS
Diploma of Dental Hygiene, DDH
Dentistry Qualifying Program, DDSQP
Periodontics, MSc
General Dentistry Residency Program 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MSc

Faculty of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Resource Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Science

Records and Reporting 
The Office of the Associate Vice-President Academic  maintains records of the status of programs subject to accreditation at Dalhousie, and prepares an annual report for the Board of Governors Academic and Student Affairs Committee.  To support this work, copies of program accreditation documentation (e.g., official results, updates, accreditation guidelines, self-study materials) should be sent to the Office of the AVPA. 

Upcoming Site-Visits
Please inform the Office of the AVP Academic, as much in advance as is possible, the dates during which an accreditation visit will be taking place, and send along any associated materials and make an appointment to discuss topics and themes for the site-visit (contact to the right).

For tips and guidelines for arranging interviews for members of Senior Administration to meet with the accrediiting body during the site-visit (if required or recommended), please see:  Tips for Arranging Meetings with Senior Administration


  • Departments or programs in the early stages of a program review or accreditation process can schedule a consultation with the Senior Educational Developer, Curriculum in the Centre for Learning and Teaching and take advantage of CLT’s resources to design learning outcomes and map the curriculum
  • Dal Analytics works with academic units to generate program-level data dashboards and may also, upon request and consultation, provide customized data for programs under review  

At any time, and especially if you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the Office of the Provost (right) to discuss the status of your accredited programs.