SWST began accrediting schools for their Wood Science and Technology programs in 1984.

Standards, procedures and guidelines for accrediting educational programs leading to a professional degree in wood science and technology or forest products can be found in the Accreditation Handbook.

Annual Accreditation Program Report form: Five-year interim reports are no longer required. However, all programs accredited by SWST are now required to submit an annual report to maintain accreditation by the Society. A template for this report is available for download, and can also be found in the Appendix of the Accreditation Handbook. This report is used to identify important changes and accomplishments that have occurred in the program during the past year. It is also used to identify the need for the program to submit a substantive change report. Reports must be filed with the Executive Director by February 1 of each year. Failure to submit an annual report may result in the program being placed on probation.

Current status of accredited schools

Schools accredited to date:

Program Reviewed

Initial Accreditation

Most Recent


Bogor University, Bogor, Indonesia 2014 2014 2024
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State 1987 2007 2017
Nanjing University, China 2017 2017 2027
North Carolina State University, Raleigh 1984 2015 2025
Oregon State University, Corvallis 1990 2013 2023
Pennsylvania State University, University Park 1992 2003 2013
State University of New York (SUNY),Syracuse 2002 2003 2013
Universidad del Bío-Bío, Concepción, Chile 2009 2009 2019
University of Idaho, Moscow 1996 2015 2025
University of Maine, Orono 1993 2013 2023
University of Minnesota, St. Paul 1985 2007 2017
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 1985 2015 2025
West Virginia University, Morgantown 1989 2009 2019