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Dominican University of California

50 Acacia Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901-2298

United States

Telephone: 415-457-4440


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Susan Opp

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: August 25, 2021

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1900

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1949

Undergraduate FTE: 1,080

Graduate FTE: 670

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerSusan ClapperALO and Director of
Board of Directors ChairCarolyn KlebanoffBoard
Chief Academic OfficerMojgan BehmandVice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerNicola
Chief Financial OfficerSherry WangenheimVice President for Finance and
Director Institutional ResearchYuti HuangDirector, Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00119600Dominican University of CaliforniaSan RafaelMain CampusActive
00119611Dominican University of California – BioMarin PharNovatoAdditionalActive
00119609Dominican University of California – Buck InstitutNovatoAdditionalActive
00119607Dominican University of California – LINESSan FranciscoAdditionalActive
00119608Dominican University of California – Marin BalletSan RafaelAdditionalActive
The Make School at Dominican University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Art Graphic (BA BFA)Bachelors2005On-Site
Art Studio (BA BFA)Bachelors1925On-Site
Art Therapy (MA)Masters2021On-Site
Art Therapy (PhD)Research Doctorate2021On-Site
BS in Applied Computer ScienceBachelors2021Distance Education
BS in Applied Computer ScienceBachelors2019On-Site
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in KinesiologyBachelors2023On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in CriminologyBachelors2023On-Site
Bachelor of Arts in SociologyBachelors2023On-Site
Biological Sciences (BA BS)Bachelors1924On-Site
Biological Sciences (MS)Masters2008On-Site
Business Administration (BA)Bachelors2004On-Site
Business Administration (MBA)Masters1994On-Site
Certificate in Sport and Performance PsychologyNon-degree2023On-Site
Certificate in Sport and Performance PsychologyNon-degree2023Distance Education
Chemistry and Biochemistry (BA BS)Bachelors2010On-Site
Communications and Media Studies (BA)Bachelors1999On-Site
Counseling Psychology (MS MFT)Masters1978On-Site
Dance/LINES Ballet (BFA)Bachelors2006On-Site
Early Childhood Special Education Added AuthorizationNon-degree2016On-Site
Education (MS)Masters1950On-Site
Education (MS) (with credential)Masters1950On-Site
Education Studies (BA)Bachelors1991On-Site
English (BA)Bachelors1919On-Site
English with a Writing Emphasis (BA)Bachelors1980On-Site
Global Public Health (BS)Bachelors2017On-Site
Health Science/Pre-OT (BS)Bachelors1996On-Site
Healthcare Executive Master of Business AdministrationMasters2024Distance Education
History (BA)Bachelors1919On-Site
Humanities (MA)Masters1995On-Site
Humanities and Cultural Studies (BA)Bachelors1930On-Site
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)Bachelors1992On-Site
International Studies (BA)Bachelors1977On-Site
Leadership and Management (BA)Bachelors2002On-Site
Literary and Intercultural Studies (BA)Bachelors2017On-Site
Low-residency MFA in Creative WritingMasters2017Distance Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MA)Masters2021On-Site
Master of Arts in Applied Sport and Performance PsychologyMasters2023On-Site
Master of Arts in Applied Sport and Performance PsychologyMasters2023Distance Education
Master of Science in AccountingMasters2021On-Site
Master of Science in Business AnalyticsMasters2020On-Site
Master of Science in Education / Master of Science in Education with CredentialMasters2023Distance Education
Music (BA)Bachelors1909On-Site
Nursing (BSN)Bachelors1983On-Site
Occupational Therapy (MSOT)Masters2002On-Site
Occupational Therapy (OTD)Professional Doctorate2023On-Site
Online Master of Business AdministrationMasters2021Distance Education
Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)Masters2017On-Site
Political Science (BA)Bachelors1971On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Premedical ProgramNon-degree2020On-Site
Psychology (BA BS)Bachelors1971On-Site
Social Justice (BA)Bachelors1986On-Site
Spanish Language CertificateNon-degree2013On-Site
Visual Studies (BA)Bachelors1950On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit