The University of Maryland, College Park is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE),, under the authority of the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, individual colleges, schools, and departments are accredited by a number of other groups:

Accreditors Approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation

Other Accreditors

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accrediting Council on Education on Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB)
  • Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Planning Accreditation Board

Evaluated Rather Than Accredited

  • Maryland Sea Grant College (National Sea Grant Review Panel)
  • Water Resources Center (United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey)

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