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

Institutional Accreditation

mid-state-logo.jpgThe Middle States Commission on Higher Education

1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801

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:

  • Art Education
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary / Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education
  • Music Education
  • Reading and Technology Facilitation
  • Secondary Education (Business, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Languages)
  • 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 >

nc-sara-approved-institution-logo-200.203.pngNational Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Mount St. Mary's University has been approved by Maryland to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, in collaboration with the four regional higher education compacts, was established to develop and implement an effective and efficient reciprocal state-level authorization process for postsecondary distance education. Its mission is to provide broad access to postsecondary education opportunities to students across the country, to increase the quality and value of higher learning credentials earned via distance education, and to assure students are well served in a rapidly changing education landscape.

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-accreditation-logo.png

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,

Additional Information

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., Executive Director Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness.