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Accreditations and Affiliations

Duquesne University is accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267.284.5000
Email: info@msche.org  Spanish: espanolinfo@msche.org

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717.783.6788

Membership

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American Council on Education
American Theological Library Association
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of Graduate Schools in Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania
Catholic College Coordinating Council
Catholic Higher Education Research Cooperative
College Entrance Examination Board
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council of Graduate Schools
Council of Independent Colleges and Universities
Council on Undergraduate Research
EDUCAUSE
Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission
National Association of College Admission Counselors
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of Foreign Student Administrators
National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Online Learning Consortium
Pennsylvania Association of Catholic College Admissions Officers
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities
Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Accreditation

The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Membership

American Association for Higher Education
American Association for State and Local History
American Conference of Academic Deans
American Historical Association
American Mathematical Association
American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
Association for Communication Administration
Association for General and Liberal Studies
Association for Integrative Studies
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
Association for Theological Field Education
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Computing Machinery
Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs
Association of Graduate Schools in Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Departments of English
Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
Broadcast Education Association
Central States Communication Association
Collegium
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Council of Graduate Schools
Eastern Communication Association
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
International Communication Association
Modern Language Association
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA)
National Association of Women in Higher Education
National Collegiate Honors Council
National Communication Association
Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
Organization of American Historians
Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools

A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, the Master of Business Administration programs, the Master of Science in Accountancy program, and the Master of Science in Information Systems Management program are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an international professional accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Membership

Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration

School of Education

Accreditation

The School Administration K-12 M.S.Ed. Program and the School Supervision M.S.Ed. Program at Duquesne University are nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC), a specialized professional association recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.Ed., Marriage & Family Counseling M.S.Ed., School Counseling M.S.Ed., and Counselor Education Ph.D. Programs at Duquesne University are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The School Psychology Ph.D. and Psy.D. Programs at Duquesne University are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Special Education PreK-8th M.S.Ed. Program and the Special Education Grades 7-12 M.S.Ed. Program at Duquesne University are nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), a specialized professional association recognized by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The English as a Second Language M.S.Ed. Program at Duquesne University is nationally recognized by the Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Instructional Technology M.S.Ed. Program at Duquesne University is nationally recognized by the Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Secondary Mathematics Education B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. Programs at Duquesne University are nationally recognized by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Reading and Language Arts M.S.Ed. Program at Duquesne University is nationally recognized by the Teachers of International Literacy Association (ILA), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Membership

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
Council of Academic Deans for Research in Educational Institutions (CADREI)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)
School District/University Collaborative (SDUC)
Trainers of School Psychologists
University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

John G. Rangos, Sr., School of Health Sciences

Accreditation

The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Membership

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Mary Pappert School of Music

Accreditation

All School of Music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education program, the Master of Music in Music Education program, and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education program are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Bachelor of Science in Music Therapy program is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Membership

American Music Therapy Association
American String Teachers Association
Chamber Music America
National Association of Schools of Music

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Accreditation

The Master of Science degree program in Forensic Science and Law is accredited by the Forensic Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society

Membership

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Association of Physics Teachers
Alliance for Environmental Education
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Association for Environmental Studies and Science
Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
Council of Forensic Science Educators
National Council for Science and the Environment (University Affiliate Program)
North American Association for Environmental Education
Society for Conservation Biology

School of Nursing

Accreditation

The BSN, MSN, and Post-Master's Certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Membership

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National League for Nursing
Pennsylvania Higher Education Nursing Schools Association, Inc.

Mylan School of Pharmacy and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Accreditation

The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy

Membership

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

School of Law

Accreditation and Approval

The JD and LLM programs are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).

Membership

Allegheny County Bar Association
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices
Association of American Law Schools
Continuing Legal Education
Law School Admissions Council
National Association for Law Placement
National Conference of Bar Examiners
National Network of Law School Officers
Pennsylvania and Womens' Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education

Accreditation Resources

Learn more about accreditation at Duquesne University.