Wayne State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States.

In addition to HLC, the Wayne State University Master of Science in Pathologists' Assistant (PAA) program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions, which is recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The NAACLS has worked to establish and promote quality among Path Assistant programs across the country, recognizing those schools which have achieved high standards of curricula, student outcomes, faculty instruction, and clinical training.

For further accreditation information, contact:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773-714-8880 (Telephone)
773-714-8886 (Fax)

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
800-621-7440 (Telephone)
312-263-7462 (Fax)

Professional Licensure Notification

States and the District of Columbia may require completion of specific educational requirements to become licensed in Pathologists' Assistant. These requirements may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Federal regulations require an educational program that is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification to make available to prospective and enrolled students information to help the student determine if the program's curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for State licensure.  The required information for the Pathologists' Assistant program as it pertains to the States and the District of Columbia ("U.S. jurisdictions") is provided below.

The University has not made a determination whether the curriculum of the program leading to the Pathologists' Assistant at Wayne State University meets the requirements for licensure in California, Commonwealth of Virginia, Nevada and New York.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program during June 2020.  States change their educational requirements from time to time and may have done so after June 2020 without notice to the program.  Although the program makes reasonable efforts to keep up-to-date on changes in educational requirements for licensing, the University does not represent or guarantee that the educational requirements of any listed State have not changed since June 2020.  Any questions regarding the educational or other requirements to obtain a license or certification in Pathologists' Assistant in a particular State as of a later date should be directed to the licensing agency in that State. 

The University has not determined whether its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in Pathologists' Assistant in any U.S. territory (for example, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) nor in any foreign country.  Students interested in practicing as Pathologists' Assistant in a U.S. territory or foreign country should contact the licensing agency in that jurisdiction for information about its licensing requirements.