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Accreditation Disclosure Statement

  • University Accreditation

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of 12 universities and 2 Regional Education Centers within the University of Maryland System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    Program Accreditation Statement

    The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Maryland  Eastern  Shore   Physician  Assistant  Program sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

    Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

    Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.