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Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary, nongovernmental process, in which an institution and its programs are evaluated against standards for measuring quality.

Mount St. Mary’s University is accredited by the following institutions:

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States LogoMount St. Mary's University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

State Approval

MHEC LogoState approval assures that colleges and universities have satisfied certain minimum requirements established by the State for all degree-granting institutions operating in Maryland. Accreditation goes beyond this to assure that an institution has attained a level of quality recognized by other colleges and universities of the same type.

Mount St. Mary's University is recognized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a state-approved university.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Specialized Accreditation

NCATE LogoThe National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023

The following programs are accredited by NCATE and Maryland State Department of Education:

  • Master of Education

  • Reading and Technology Facilitation

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading

  • Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Elementary Education

  • Elementary/ Special Education

  • Secondary Education (Business, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Languages)

  • Art Education

  • Music Education

IACBE Logo*Note: NCATE visit scheduled for April 6-8, 2014. See our call for comments.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

11374 Strang Line Rd.
Lanexa, KS 66215

The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science in Business
    Concentrations include Finance, International Business and Economics, Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

  • Master of Business Administration

ATS LogoCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110

Mount St. Mary's Seminary has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools since July 1,1987.

Commission on English Language Program AccreditationCEA Accreditation

The Mount St. Mary’s Seminary ESL Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2017 through August 2022 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

The U.S. Department of Education provides more information to consumers regarding Mount St. Mary's University accreditation in The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

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