UCSF is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission, one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. In addition to the University's regional accreditation, UCSF schools and programs undergo specialized accreditation through additional external organizations as follows.

UCSF (Institutional Level)

WASC Senior College and University Commission

School of Dentistry

All programs: American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

School of Medicine

MD program: Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medical residencies and fellowships: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Dept. of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology Training Program: Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Intership Centers

School of Nursing

Clinical Nurse Specialist / Nurse Midwifery / Nurse Practitioner programs: California Board of Registered Nursing

School accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Entry Level Master's Degree Programs: California Board of Registered Nursing (pre-licensure RN programs)

Nurse Midwifery: American College of Nurse-Midwives

School of Pharmacy

School accreditation, PharmD program: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy residencies: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Physical Therapy Program

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Dietetic Internships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Pastoral Education

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education