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

Institutional Accreditation

mid-state-logo.jpgMount St. Mary's University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

State Approval

mheclogo.jpegState 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-logo.jpgThe 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
  • Learn more about NCATE accreditation > 

iacbe-logo.jpgInternational 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
  • Learn more about our IACBE accreditation > 

img-thmb-ats.jpgCommission 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-logo-250.jpg

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
To find more information about the Mount's official reporting to federal, state and accrediting agencies, please reach out to Jeffrey Simmons, Ph.D., Director of the Assessment, Strategic Planning and Institutional Research, and Effectiveness (ASPIRE) Office