In addition to the accreditations listed below, each of which conducts an external and independent audit and assessment of the quality of our university and/or specific programs, Webster University Geneva has a comprehensive, campus-wide system that covers all aspects of our academic activities and operations, including teaching, research and service.
See our Quality Assurance page for further details.
Webster University carries full institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC is the highest-level accrediting agency for universities based in the north-central region of the United States. Webster University has maintained this accreditation since 1925, and this institutional accreditation applies for all locations where the University offers programs, worldwide. Students at Webster University Geneva therefore earn the same degree that is awarded in the United States.
Webster University is pleased to announce that in 2018 it has earned its re-accreditation from the HLC. This process included a site visit to the Geneva campus by a member of the HLC review team.
The next Reaffirmation of Accreditation will take place in 2027-28.
Our Business and Management programs offered by the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University Geneva are accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). This accreditation supports our efforts in assuring quality standards and assurance of learning.
Our Master of Arts in Counselling is fully accredited by the Swiss Association for Counselling (referred to as Association Suisse de Conseil, in French and Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Beratung, SGfB, in Swiss German). This allows our master’s students to pursue the status of Members in Training SGfB, until receipt of their degree when they will become Active Members SGfB.
Other affiliations and memberships
The Department of International Relations is an Academic Institutional Member (AIM) of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
This membership provides access to over 300 recordings and transcripts of major conferences and Chatham House's formidable archives. Chatham House also offers corporate roundtables and forums for debate among senior business figures, which are open to students. In addition to the bimonthly magazine The World Today and the refereed journal International Affairs, it proposes open tickets for four IR students for each of its 100+ members events per year, and access to the Chatham House library. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit from a 20% discounted student membership.
Webster University Geneva is also a member of the UN Academic Impact Initiative.