Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Reaffirmed March 2, 2017
Marywood University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. | Address: 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. | Phone: (267) 284-5000
The Commission on Higher Education is an independent corporation maintaining a relationship with the Middle States Association that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other geographic areas in which accrediting activities are conducted.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Business and Managerial Science Programs granting the B.B.A. Degrees at the Undergraduate Level and the M.B.A. and M.S. in Management Information System Degrees at the Graduate Level are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. | Address: 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213. | Phone: (913) 339-9356
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
The Didactic Program, Internship Program, and Distance Internship Programs in the Nutrition and Dietetics department are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). | Address: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995. | Phone: (800) 877-1600
Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant
The Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. | Address: 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, GA 30097. | Phone: (770) 476-1224
American Art Therapy Association
The Graduate Art Therapy Program of the Department of Visual Arts is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc. | Address: 4875 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 240, Alexandria, VA 22304. | Phone: (888) 290-0878
American Psychological Association (APA)
The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program in Clinical Psychology is accredited as a doctoral program in clinical psychology by the American Psychological Association (APA). | Address: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 | Phone: (202) 336-6123 or (800) 374-2721
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. | Address: 6850 Austin Center Boulevard, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3184. | Phone: (512) 733-9700 or (844) 462-2283
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
The Respiratory Therapy Program was awarded initial provisional accreditation in March 2020 by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).| Address: 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, Tennessee 37690 | Phone: (817) 283-2835
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Marywood University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Counseling Programs in Elementary Counseling, Secondary School Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. | Address: 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314. | Phone: (703) 535-5990
Council on Academic Accreditation
The Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. | Address: 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850-3289. | Phone: (800) 498-2071 or 301-296-5700
Council on Social Work Education
The Master's and Baccalaureate of Social Work degree programs in the School of Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. | Address: 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457. | Phone: (703) 683-8080
National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
The Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.) degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. | Address: 1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. | Phone: (202) 783-2007
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. | Address: 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248. | Phone: (703) 437-0700
National Association of Schools of Music
Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. | Address: 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248. | Phone: (703) 437-0700
- African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)
- ACCU (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities)
- AICUP (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)
- CAPE (Center for Advancing Partnerships in Education)
- AEC (Atlantic Each Conference)
- College Board
- CIC (Council of Independent Colleges)
- Fulbright Association
- Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc.
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
- Pennsylvania Society
- Tuition Exchange, Inc.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Member states agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation. Pennsylvania joined SARA in January 2017.
SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education.
Marywood University is a SARA-participating institution, enabling the University to engage in all activities covered by SARA in states that are members of SARA without having to obtain approval from each state individually. This agreement includes activities such as internships, clinical or field work that occur in other SARA states for students enrolled in the university’s distance education or campus-based academic programs.
SARA Student Complaint Process
SARA's policies help protect students and provide benefits to member states and institutions carrying out distance education in multiple states. Marywood University is a SARA-participating institution, enabling the university to operate in all other SARA states without having to obtain approval from each state individually. This agreement includes on-ground activities such as internships, clinical or field work experiences that occur in other SARA states for students enrolled in Marywood’s distance education or campus-based academic programs.
Marywood University adheres to all SARA guidelines and policies relating to student complaints. Please refer to the Student Handbook for the University grievance procedure. If a complaint cannot be resolved using the University grievance procedure, a student can contact the Home State SARA Portal Entity.
SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for programs leading to state licensing in fields such as nursing, teacher education, psychology, etc. SARA membership does not include reciprocity for licensure or certification issues with other states.
Marywood University’s licensure programs meet Pennsylvania licensure and certification requirements. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and completion of these requirements in Pennsylvania does not guarantee compatibility with other state licensure certifications. Marywood provides a list of licensing and certification boards by program and state so students can make an informed decision.