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Accreditation

Regional Accreditation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 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.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-284-5000

Period of Accreditation: Member since 1966
Last Reaffirmed: March 2, 2017
Next Evaluation Visit: 2025-2026

State Authorization

UMBC is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the State Licensing Authority, to confer degrees.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Fax: (410) 332-0270
Telephone:  (410) 260-4500

Specialized Accreditation by Program

Several of UMBC’s programs have gained specialized accreditation as noted below:

Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology

Accredited Programs at UMBC and Period of Accreditation:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science: 2000 – Present
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering: 1986 – Present
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering: 1999 – Present
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: 1986 – Present
  • Next Review: January 2017

American Chemical Society

  • Period of Accreditation: April 1975 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Next Review: January 2017

American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

  • Period of Accreditation: 1990 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Ph.D Program in Clinical Psychology
  • Next Review: Spring 2017

Association of Behavior Analysis International

  • Period of Accreditation: 2003 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC:  Master of Arts Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in the Department of Psychology
  • Next Review: December 2019

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

  • Period of Accreditation: December 1986 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC- Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Cardiac Concentration, Vascular Concentration and General Concentration
  • Next Review: December 2018

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

  • Period of Accreditation: May 1993 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
  • Next Review: September 2016

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (Formerly NCATE)

  • Period of Accreditation: March 1999 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Full program listing available at NCATE
  • Next Review: Fall 2018

Council on Social Work Education

  • Period of Accreditation: 1974 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
  • Next Review: June 2018

Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

  • Period of Accreditation: April 2013 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Advanced Life Support (ALS) Education Program
  • Next Review: April 2018

Maryland State Department of Education

  • Period of Accreditation: Period of accreditation varies by program
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Full program listing available at MSDE
  • Next Review: Fall 2018

National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

  • Period of Accreditation: September 2012 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Education Certification, General)
  • Next Review: 2017-2018

National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation

  • Period of Accreditation: November 2013 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Bachelor of Arts in Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Music Technology, and Performance
  • Next Review: 2018-2019

National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

  • Period of Accreditation: November 1987 – Present
  • Accredited Programs at UMBC: Master of Public Policy
  • Next Review: August 2017