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ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL

Institutional Accreditation and Approval

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Towson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to award undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In addition, certificates are awarded at the post-baccalaureate and post-master’s levels. Towson University’s accreditation was reaffirmed by MSCHE on November 17, 2011, following an extensive self-study process and site visit. Towson University has been accredited by MSCHE since1949.

Accreditation is the educational community’s means of self-regulation through quality assurance and improvement. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education, making it worthy of public confidence. MSCHE is the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680

Phone: 267-284-5000

www.msche.org

View Towson University’s Statement of Accreditation Status.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
The Maryland Higher Education Commission coordinates the growth and development of post-secondary education in Maryland. In keeping with the goals outlined in the State Plan for Higher Education, the commission establishes statewide policies for public and private colleges and universities, and for private career schools. The commission reviews and approves the start-up and continuation of new colleges and universities in Maryland, as well as requests for new academic programs at established schools. Towson University was chartered in the State Constitution as the State Normal School in 1865. Because it was in place prior to the creation of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, it is an “established school.” Towson University has sought and received approval for all programmatic offerings.

Program Accreditation and Approval

American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education* accredits programs in occupational therapy. Towson University’s master’s program has been accredited since 1978. The program was reaccredited in 2012.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology* accredits professional programs. The doctoral program in audiology has been accredited since 2001 and was reaccredited 2012. The master’s program in speech-language pathology has been accredited since 1991 and was reaccredited in 2011.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education* accredits undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The undergraduate nursing program has been accredited since 2001. The program was reaccredited in 2011. Graduate level programs have been accredited since 2004. The graduate programs were reaccredited in 2009.

Maryland Board of Nursing has approved the registered nursing program.

Maryland State Department of Education has approved programs leading to teacher licensure.

National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation* accredits academic units. The Department of Dance has been accredited since 1982 and was last reaccredited in 2003.

National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation* accredits academic units. The Department of Music has been accredited since 1974 and was last reaccredited in 2004.

National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation* accredits academic units. The department has been accredited since 2003 and was last reaccredited in 2009.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education* accredits undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers and other school personnel. Towson University’s programs have been accredited since 1954 and were last reaccredited in 2008.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accredits undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting. Towson University’s programs were initially accredited in 1992 and were last reaccredited in 2013.

Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Athletic Training accredits entry-level education programs. Towson University’s program has been accredited since 1999 and was last reaccredited in 2009.

ABET (Computing Accreditation Commission), formerly known as Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology, accredits undergraduate programs in computer science. Towson University’s computer science program has been accredited since 1994 and was reaccredited in 2012.

Forensic Science Education Programs Accrediting Commission (FEPEC) accredits undergraduate and graduate programs. Towson University’s programs have been accredited since 2011.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) accredits entry-level physician assistant programs. Towson University’s program has been accredited since 1972 and was last reaccredited in 2010.

Governance

Towson University is a member of the University System of Maryland which includes 12 institutions, two regional centers and a system office. The system is governed by a 17- member Board of Regents, appointed by the Governor of Maryland.

* Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

More Information

For more information, please contact our office.

Middle States Office

Administration Building, Room 311

Phone: 410-704-7401

E-mail: middlestates@towson.edu

 


 

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