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

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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.

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

Pennsylvania Department of Education

We are also approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717.783.6788

Statement of Accreditation Status (need PDF)
Statement of PDE Approval

Accreditations and Memberships

  • 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

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

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

Accreditation

All Teacher Education programs are currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Additionally, all Teacher Education programs are currently in the process of being accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). These specialized accrediting agencies are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Additionally, all Teacher Education programs are recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Early Childhood Education B.S.Ed. and M.A.T. Programs at Duquesne University are nationally recognized by the National Association for Education of Young Children ( NAEYC), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for the 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 the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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

The Secondary Social Studies Education B.S.Ed. and M.S.Ed. Programs at Duquesne University are nationally recognized by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), a specialized professional association recognized the Council for the 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 the 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 Psychology Postdoctoral and Internships Centers (APPIC)
  • Association of School Psychologists of PA
  • Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
  • 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
  • Mass Customized Learning Consortium
  • PA Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)
  • School District/University Collaborative (SDUC)
  • Trainers of School Psychologists
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

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 Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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

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

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

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Duquesne University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Membership

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

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

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