Graduate Accreditation

The master’s degree in education offered by Misericordia University is fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The master’s degree in nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The professional master’s degree program in occupational therapy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 4720 Montgomery Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3425, (301) 652-6611. The entry level program in physical therapy is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (800) 999-2782. The transition doctor of physical therapy program (tDPT) and the occupational therapy doctoral program (OTD) are fully approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The master's degree in business administration and the master’s degree in organizational management have accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, P.O. Box 3960, Olathe, KS 66063, (913) 631-3009. The professional master’s degree program in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 897-5700. The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional to the Misericordia University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, sponsored by Misericordia University. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation - Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status and is limited to no more than three years for any program.