Ina, Deskubre, Setbe:
To Enlighten, To Discover, To Serve
The University of Guam, a U.S. land-grant institution, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a U.S. regional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. The University has been continuously accredited since 1959.
All of UOG’s academic programs and its Intensive English Program (a non-degree program) are covered by this accreditation. See www.wascsenior.org and www.uog.edu for more information about WSCUC and the University of Guam.
The Office of Graduate Studies is authorized to accept graduate credits transferred from graduate schools of other colleges and universities accredited by any of the American Regional Accrediting Agencies.
The University also holds the following degree program accreditations:
The Professional Master of Business Administration degree program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) until 2026. This continues a history of accreditation dating back to 1997.
In December 2014, the Master of Public Administration degree program was approved for membership under the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), which is considered the global standard in public service education.
The School of Education and all of its degree programs have previously been accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) system. The school is now pursuing accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
Additionally, programs provided by the School of Education to prepare candidates for teacher certification in elementary and secondary education are accepted by the Guam Commission on Educator Certification.
Upon completion of their degree program, graduate students will:
The University campus sits on a gently sloping 100-acre site in Mangilao, minutes
from Hagåtña and other government and commercial centers. It overlooks Pago Bay and
commands a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
While English is the primary language of instruction at the University of Guam, the University recognizes English and CHamoru as the official languages of Guam (P.L. 12-132). The University also adheres to spelling and usage conventions developed by the Kumision I Fino’ CHamoru, which has the duty of establishing agreement on CHamoru orthography and notifying public and private institutions of updates to the language (P.L. 33-236). Courses and coursework may be delivered in fino' CHamoru or other modern languages upon the approval of the instructor and dean.
In line with this endeavor, the semester names at the University of Guam are officially the following, in line with the CHamoru terms for the local seasons: