ACCREDITATION

The contact information for MSCHE and other accreditation entities can be found below in the event a student wants to file a complaint or grievance against the university. To view the up-to-date accreditation status of Mercyhurst University, please visit the MSCHE website.

Mercyhurst University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-284-5000
MSCHE website
info@msche.org

PA Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717-783-6788
Student Complaints

Baccalaureate Program Accreditations

Athletic Training Program Accreditations

The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the NATA and the CAATE:

National Athletic Trainers Association
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX 75006, USA
214-637-6282

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
512-733-9700

Business Department Accreditation

The following Business Department academic programs are accreditated by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Business
  • Bachelor of Arts in Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sport Business Management

International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
913-631-3009

Chemistry Program Accreditation

The Chemistry Program is accredited by the ACS:

American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
800-333-9511

Dance Program Accreditation

The Dance Program is accredited by the NASD: 

National Association of Schools of Dance
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700

Education Department Accreditation

The following are approved certification programs through the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

  • Art (PK-12) - Bachelor's degree
  • Autism Endorsement (PK-12) - Endorsement
  • French (PK-12) - Bachelor's degree
  • Grades PK-4 - Bachelor's degree
  • Music (PK-12) - Bachelor's degree
  • Spanish (PK-12) - Bachelor's degree
  • Special Education (PK-8) - Bachelor's degree

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717-783-6788

Finance Program Accreditation

The academic program in Finance is accredited by the CFP:

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
1425 K Street NW #800
Washington, DC 20005
800-487-1497

Hospitality Management Program Accreditation

The Hospitality Management Program is accredited by the ACPHA:

Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration
P.O. Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654
410-226-5527

Music Program Accreditation

The Music Program is accredited by the NASM:

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700

Music Therapy Program Accreditation

The Music Therapy Program is accredited by the AMTA:

American Music Therapy Association
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000
Silver Spring MD 20910
301-589-3300

R.N. to BSN Program Accreditation

The R.N. to BSN Program is accredited by the ACEN:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Social Work Program Accreditation

The Social Work Program is accredited by the CSWE:

Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-3457
703-683-8080 

Associate Program and Certificate Accreditations

Medical Laboratory Technician Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program is accredited by the NAACLS:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
773-714-8880

Associate of Science in Nursing (R.N.) Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing (R.N.) Program is accredited by the ACEN:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the ACOTE:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-652-2682

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program is accredited by the CAPTE:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-706-3245

Municipal Police Academy Accreditation

The Municipal Police Academy is certified by the MPOETC:

Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission
8002 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-346-4086

Respiratory Therapy Program Accreditation

The Respiratory Therapist Program is accredited by the COARC:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
PO Box 54875
Hurst, TX 76054
817-283-2835

Associations and Approvals for these programs are also from:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • Three Rivers Academic Consortia (Physical Therapy)

Graduate Program Accreditations

Business Department Accreditation

The Business Department is accredited by the IACBE:

International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
913-631-3009

Education Department Accreditation

The following Education Department programs are approved certification programs through the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

  • Art (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Autism Endorsement (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Biology (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Chemistry (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Earth & Space Science (7-12) - Master's degree
  • English (7-12) - Master's degree
  • English as a Second Language (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • French (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • General Science (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Grades PK-4 - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Mathematics (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Music (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Physics (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Social Studies (7-12) - Master's degree
  • Spanish (PK-12) - post-baccalaureate certificate
  • Special Education (PK-8) - Master's degree

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717-783-6788

Finance Program Accreditation

The academic program in Finance is accredited by CFP:

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
1425 K Street NW #800
Washington, DC 20005
800-487-1497

Physician Assistant Program Accreditation

The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by ARC-PA:

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia, 30097
770-476-1224

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Mercyhurst University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Mercyhurst University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.