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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education:
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801

State Approval

State 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

The 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 >


International 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 >

National 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.

The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as a contract between the student and Mount St. Mary’s University. The university reserves the right to change courses, schedules, calendars, and any other provisions or requirements when such action will serve the interest of the college or its students. Students are responsible for acquainting themselves with the regulations pertinent to their status. The university reserves the right to modify its regulations in accordance with accepted academic standards and to require observance of the modifications.

It is the policy of Mount St. Mary’s University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, political or religious opinion or affiliation, age, sex or handicapping condition in the recruitment or admissions of students, or in the administration of the college’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and athletic programs, and other university-administered activities and programs. The compliance officer at Mount St. Mary’s University for Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Kristin Hurley, director of human resources, 301-447-5522.

It is the policy of Mount St. Mary’s University to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in making its programs and facilities accessible. If you need special provisions made, please contact the admissions office at 800-448-4347