Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Studies Catalog

Accreditations and Licensures


The University of Scranton is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. Visit www.msche.org to access the University’s current Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS). Information about filing a complaint regarding an MSCHE-accredited institution is also available via the Commission’s web site.

In addition to this institutional accreditation, many graduate programs hold disciplinary accreditations. The graduate program areas and associated accreditations are listed below.

In addition to accreditations, selected programs are approved by the relevant agency within the State of Pennsylvania. The Master of Science degrees in Secondary Education and Special Education, and the Master of Science degree in School Counseling, are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The Family Nurse Practitioner program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

The University of Scranton has been approved by Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. As part of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended), the University makes available contact information for filing a complaint with individual state agencies. Information about these processes is available on the University’s Consumer Information web site.

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

        Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

        Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) [Nurse Anesthesia Program]

Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Master of Business Administration degree, Doctor of Business Administration degree

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Master of Health Administration degree

Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)

Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Master of Science degree in Health Informatics

         The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Master of Science degree in School Counseling

        Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Master of Science in Nursing degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

       Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy

       Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

 

State Authorization

The University of Scranton has been approved by Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

For professions such as teacher preparation, education, nursing, counseling, occupational therapy and physical therapy, each state approaches licensure and certification in its own way. The University of Scranton’s programs are designed to meet the licensure and certification requirements for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The University cannot confirm whether our program requirements meet the professional licensure or certification requirement of the various states. Students should determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which they are or wish to be employed. Information regarding licensure/certification for specific states can be found at https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-licenses.aspx or www.teach.org.

 

Professional Licensure

The University of Scranton offers several academic programs that prepare students for professional licensure and certification. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed or certified, the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification, other requirements in addition to educational preparation, and how licensure or certification is acquired and maintained. These requirements may change over time, and changes may impact the program’s ability to prepare students to meet state requirements. The University has determined that its programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet requirements within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is in the process of determining whether programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet requirements for other states. Click here to view a listing of these programs and current determinations. Students should review the educational requirements for licensure for any state in which they are or wish to seek employment. More information, including a listing of these programs and contact information to learn more about licensure requirements by discipline,  is available on the University’s Consumer Information web page. Information regarding licensure/certification for specific states can be found at https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-licenses.aspx or www.teach.org.

 

Rights Reserved

The President and Officers of The University of Scranton reserve the right to change the information, regulations, requirements and procedures announced in this catalog; to change the requirements for admission, graduation or degrees; to change the arrangement, scheduling, credit, or content of courses; and to change the fees listed in this catalog.

The University reserves the right to refuse to admit or readmit any student at any time should it be deemed necessary in the interest of the student or of the University to do so and to require the withdrawal of any student at any time who fails to give satisfactory evidence of academic ability, earnestness of purpose, or active cooperation in all requirements for acceptable scholarship.