Doctor of Philosophy

The University of California, Davis, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. UC Davis WASC accreditation was reaffirmed in June 2014 and remains in effect until June 2024. The Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program is accredited through the university’s review by the WASC. UC Davis Graduate Studies also conducts program reviews to determine alignment with accreditation standards. The Graduate Studies program review was completed in fall 2016 and the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Group received a favorable outcome for the maximum of seven years, with the next program review scheduled in fall 2023.


M.H.S. — Physician Assistant Studies

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of California - Davis Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of California - Davis. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.


M.S. — Leadership and Family Nurse Practitioner

CCNE AccreditedThe Master of Science Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001 or (202) 887-6791.


M.S.N. — Master's Entry Program in Nursing

The Master's Entry Program in Nursing (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program) at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

CCNE AccreditedThe Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St. N.W., Suite 750, Washington, D.C., 20001 or (202) 887-6791.

In order to comply with regulations regarding professional licensure, the school is required to make the following disclosures. All applicable Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis academic programs prepare students to be licensed and practice in California. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. At this time, the school cannot confirm whether all programs meet requirements for professional licensure or eligibility to practice outside of California. Please see the program information below for applicable licensure boards. Ultimately, it’s the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility in any state outside of California. For additional information, please see the University of California licensure disclosure web page.


M.H.S. — Physician Assistant Studies

Graduates from physician assistant programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) for certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). State requirements for licensing vary widely and are subject to change. The UC Davis physician assistant program leaders determined the program’s curriculum meets the licensure requirements in California. Program leaders have not made a determination as to whether the program’s curriculum meets licensure or certification requirements for the other 49 states or the District of Columbia. Students should thoroughly investigate licensure requirements to ensure that the curriculum meets state requirements in their desired state of practice. For a list of licensing boards, please refer to the American Association of Physician Assistants website.


M.S. — Family Nurse Practitioner

Graduates from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis family nurse practitioner program meet the educational requirements to apply for certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACN). Many states require AANP or AACN certification to be licensed as a nurse practitioner. State requirements for licensing vary widely and are subject to change. Family nurse practitioner program leaders determined the program’s curriculum meets the licensure requirements in California. UC Davis program leaders have not made a determination as to whether the program’s curriculum meets licensure or certification requirements for the other 49 states or the District of Columbia. Students should thoroughly investigate licensure requirements to ensure that the curriculum meets state requirements in their desired state of practice. For a list of licensing boards, please refer to the state boards of nursing list on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.


M.S.N. — Master's Entry Program in Nursing

State requirements for licensing vary widely and are subject to change. The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Master’s Entry Program in Nursing leaders determined the program’s curriculum meets the licensure requirements in California. Program leaders have not made a determination as to whether the program’s curriculum meets licensure or certification requirements for the other 49 states or the District of Columbia. Students should thoroughly investigate licensure requirements to ensure that the curriculum meets state requirements in their desired state of practice. For a list of licensing boards, please refer to the state boards of nursing list on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.