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About Marist College

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  • First Accredited Year: 1964
  • Last Reaffirmed: 2012
  • Next Self Study: 2022-2023

Academic Accreditation 

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The School of Management is the only school at Marist College accredited for its Business programs by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Marist’s School of Management has achieved the highest distinction offered to business schools nationally and internationally. In January 2002, the college won accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration by the AACSB. This accreditation places Marist’s business programs among the top 30 percent in the country. The School of Management went through the six-year process of self-study, continuous improvement and peer review to earn the distinction.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS)

The Medical Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Since the program’s inception in 1982, it has continued to meet the highest standards and has consistently been awarded the maximum level of accreditation possible.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

The Social Work bachelor’s completion program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Marist College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Marist College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. 

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. 

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Marist College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).

Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Graduation from a PT education program accredited by CAPTE is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Pending receipt of accreditation status, students will be eligible to take the licensure examination in January 2021.