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Experience the academic distinction of an accredited, nationally ranked Christian College

Accreditation is a hallmark of excellence in institutions of higher education. To achieve accreditation, colleges and universities must meet strict quality standards in areas such as academic degree programs, faculty, co-curricular programs, technology, student services and fulfillment of institutional mission. Studying at an accredited institution such as Messiah College also ensures that course credits and degrees that you earn here will be accepted by other colleges and universities that are accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Messiah College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. Middle States is the highest accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for degree-granting colleges and universities located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several other locations internationally.

Individual Program Accreditation

All tracks of Messiah College’s Master of Arts in Counseling are nationally accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Additionally, Messiah College has several graduate programs that meet the educational quality standards of organizations that are specific to their individual disciplines:

Master of Art Education: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Master of Music Conducting: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)