Earn a degree that is nationally recognized from the MSCHE-accredited University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Searching for the right college for you and your career goals can be overwhelming. If you’re like many students, you might start by asking something like, “What colleges are accredited?” Accredited colleges have met strict standards for excellence and career preparation set by local, national, and international organizations.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). That means that when you attend the MSCHE-accredited University of Maryland Eastern Shore, you’ll graduate with a degree that shows graduate programs and potential employers that you’re serious about your education and are dedicated to becoming an expert in your field. In addition to being accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, many of our degree programs hold specialized accreditation.
School or Agriculture and Natural Sciences (SANS)
When you graduate from the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, you’ll have a degree that’s accredited not just by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, but also by specialized councils and societies in the field.
Our Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry programs are accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Our Human Ecology B.S. and Internship programs, as well as the Department of Human Ecology, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Agricultural and natural science degrees from accredited colleges tell future employers that you are specially trained in the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in your career.
School of Business and Technology (SBT)
Earning a degree in business and technology from a university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education proves to others that you have received a well-rounded education. In addition to this global accreditation, your degree from the School of Business and Technology will also be accredited by associations and boards specialized in business, management, and technology.
Our B.S. degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Our Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Technology is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The Bachelor of Science Engineering program holds accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
We are proud to be one of the few accredited universities to offer a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management that holds accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). We also offer a unique B.S. degree in PGA Golf Management accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). This means that PGA students automatically become members of the PGA student association and have a voice in the development of the program.
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (SPHP)
Students interested in careers in rehabilitation counseling, pharmacy, and medicine must earn their advanced degrees from accredited colleges to meet the minimum expectations to sit for exams and apply to positions.
Our Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The PharmD in Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Our unique Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Physician Assistant Program, sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Accreditation-Provisional status is granted when the plans and resource allocation of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate that the program will meet ARC-PA Standards when it is fully implemented as planned. This status may also be granted if a program appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with ARC-PA Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
Connect with UMES
At UMES, we have a dedicated team of faculty and staff who can help save you time and effort by answering your questions—so you don’t have to spend precious time searching for information like “what colleges are accredited?”
If you want to learn more about the benefits of attending accredited colleges such as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, reach out to us. Are you interested in why accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education makes your degree more valuable in the eyes of employers and graduate program committees? We’ll be happy to help you understand how graduating from an MSCHE-accredited university can help you as you enter the job market.
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Princess Anne, MD 21853 Phone: 410-651-6508 or 410-651-6713
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Soar above and beyond when you graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore holding a nationally recognized degree accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and an association or council respected in your field.