In This Section
- Administrative Offices A to Z
- Alumni Relations
- Community and Government Affairs
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Equal Opportunity Employer
- Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
- Facilities Services
- Finance and Administration
- Financial Aid
- General Counsel
- Human Resources
- Identification Cards
- Institutional Advancement
- Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation
- Mail Room
- Marketing and Communications
- President’s Office
- Print Center
- Provost Office
- Public Safety
- Risk Management
- Student Accounts and Cashier
- Student Accommodations
- Technology Services
- Accreditation and State Authorization
- Professional Licensure Disclosures
- Middle States Self Study
- HEOA Student Consumer Information
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
- Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus
- Our Campus
- University Events
- 5K Race for Humanity
- Advances in Pharmacy Practice
- Alumni Reunion Weekend
- Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate Program
- Discover Series
- Family Fall Fest
- Founders’ Day
- Graduate Student Orientation
- Healthy Lifestyles Social Media Business Competition
- High School Physics Research Camp
- Lois K. Cohen Lecture Series
- Making the Connections
- The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities
- Misher Festival of Fine Arts and Humanities
- MLK Day of Service
- Move-in and Welcome Events
- Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture
- Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training
- Philadelphia Grain Malt Symposium
- Philadelphia Science Festival
- REEP Annual Symposium and Networking Event
- Research Day and John C. Krantz Jr. Lecture
- Summer Institute of Movement Science
- Undergraduate Research Festival
- Vestibular Rehabilitation Continuing Education Series
- Visit Us
Accreditation and State Authorization
Overall University Accreditation
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). As an institutional accreditor, MSCHE examines institutions as a whole rather than specific programs within institutions.
University of the Sciences’ accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on June 27, 2013 was to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022. See the University’s MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status page for full details.
1007 North Orange Street
4th Floor, MB #166
Wilmington, DE 19801
To contact MSCHE with questions or request information, refer to the Contact Us webpage for guidance on where to direct your correspondence.
To make a complaint to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, see the MSCHE Complaints webpage.
Individual Program Accreditation and Certification
Doctor of Pharmacy
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). ACPE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60603
Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Both the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) program are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be obtained at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Doctor of Physical Therapy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 215-596-8677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CAPTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of the Sciences Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of the Sciences.
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.
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Accreditation-History-University-of-the-Sciences.pdf
The address for ARC-PA is 3325 Paddocks Parkway, Suite 345, Suwanee, GA 30024; 770.476.1224. Their website is http://www.arc-pa.org/.
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 complete the curriculum and requirements.
Office of Professional Training
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
BS in Biochemistry
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has accredited the BS in Biochemistry program. ASBMB accreditation recognizes undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology programs whose features and infrastructure fulfill the basic expectations of the society. Accreditation provides access to an independently developed and scored examination for assessing student performance, and gives students the opportunity to have their degree certified by the ASBMB.
6120 Executive Blvd, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
Undergraduate and Graduate Business Programs
BS and MBA programs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) .
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Program
The BS in Exercise Physiology program has received endorsement as an educationally recognized program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Medical Laboratory Science
The program in medical laboratory science is affiliated with hospital programs that
are accredited by the National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
5600 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
University of the Sciences, established as an institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is an authorized Pennsylvania degree-granting institution in good academic standing with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. (Documentation provided upon request: contact email@example.com)
Division of Higher Education, Access, and Equity
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
To make a complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), see the applicable section of the PDE’s Colleges and Universities webpage.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Pennsylvania is a member state of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), and University of the Sciences (USciences) is approved as a SARA participating institution.
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The advantage for students is that SARA makes it easier for them to participate in online educational courses and programs that are offered by authorized colleges and universities located in a state outside of where the student is located. As a SARA participating institution, USciences is authorized to provide distance education to students who reside in another SARA member state. Presently, 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are SARA members (only California is not a member). More information about SARA can be found at www.nc-sara.org.
Although the USciences health professions degree programs are not distance education programs (e.g., occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant), provisions of SARA facilitate the placement of enrolled students at experiential learning (e.g., clinical) sites located outside of Pennsylvania.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495