Marywood University
Accreditations & Approvals

Middle States Commission on Higher Education logoInstitutional

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Reaffirmed March 2, 2017
Marywood University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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


Professional

accreditation-acbsp.pngAccreditation 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.

11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213 | (913) 339-9356


Eat-right-pro-logo.pngAccreditation 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).

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995 | (800) 877-1600


Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. logoAccreditation 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.

3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345, Suwanee, Georgia 30024 | (770) 476-1224


accreditation-caahep.png

Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

The Marywood University Graduate Art Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Hwy 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL. 33763 | (727) 210-2350 


accreditation-apa.png

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).

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 | (202) 336-6123 or (800) 374-2721


CCNE-logo.jpgCommission 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 | (202) 887-6791


Cacrep-logo.jpgCouncil 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.

1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314 | (703) 535-5990


CAA-logo.jpgCouncil on Academic Accreditation

The Master of Science (M.S.) residential education program in Speech-Language Pathology at Marywood University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The program was originally accredited in 2001, and was re-approved for a period of accreditation from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2030.


Cswe-logo.jpegCouncil 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.

1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457 | (703) 683-8080


NAAB-logo.pngAmerican Music Therapy Association

Marywood University is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association. 

10125 Colesville Road, #136, Silver Spring, MD 20901 | (301) 589-3300


NAAB-logo.pngNational Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.ARCH.) degree program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

1101 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 | (202) 783-2007


National Association of Schools of Art & DesignNational Association of Schools of Art and Design

Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248 | (703) 437-0700


National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) logoNational Association of Schools of Music

Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

1029 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 628.8965


Licensing & Certification State Board
Resources by Program

Approvals

NC SARA LogoThe 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'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.

Institutional Memberships