Overall University Accreditation
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education,
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.
Individual College and Program Accreditation and Certification are listed below:
Doctor of Pharmacy
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The ACPE is an autonomous and independent national agency whose board of directors (the decision-and policy-making body) includes pharmacy educators, pharmacy practitioners, state board of pharmacy members/executives, and public representation. A three-membered public interest panel also provides public perspectives in the policy and decision-making processes of accreditation. ACPE's offices are located at:
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60603
Master of Occupational Therapy
The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The agency is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. ACOTE can be contacted at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-6611 extension 2914
Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The agency is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association. The address for the accrediting agency is:
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
BS degrees offered through the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS), provided students include in their program specified chemistry electives.
Committee on Professional Training
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Medical Laboratory Science
The program in medical laboratory science is affiliated with hospital programs that are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631-3415
Science Teacher Certification Program
The Science Teacher Certification Program is accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Teacher Education, Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification. University of the Sciences in Philadelphia grants Pennsylvania Department of Education secondary certifications in biology, chemistry and general science in addition to a K-12 certification in environmental education. The Bureau of Teacher Preparation and Certification has reciprocal agreements with 47 states.
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Physician Assistant Studies
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physician Assistant Studies has completed an accreditation review and is judged to be in compliance with the nationally established standards as set forth by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).