Statement of Accreditation Status

Georgetown University

  • CEO: Dr. John DeGioia, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Tammi Damas
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity » Four-year, large, highly residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

37th O Streets-N W
Washington, DC 20057

(202) 687-0100

www.georgetown.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Joann bin Jassim Joint Command Staff College, Ahmed Bin Jassim Street, Al Khor, Qatar within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note the institution’s obligation to inform the Commission on the status of any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies, related to the action of January 3, 2020. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 5, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note the institution's obligation to inform the Commission on the status of any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies with regards to foreign funding. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • January 3, 2020
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due January 21, 2020, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations – Student Identity Verification in Distance and Correspondence Education (Standard II).
  • June 27, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2019, addressing any and all significant developments related to any investigations conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies, related to the action of March 18, 2019 (Requirement of Affiliation 5). In addition, the supplemental information report should address the U.S. Department of Education inquiry with regards to foreign funding (Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Requirement of Affiliation 5). To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission immediately about any and all significant developments relevant to this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • March 18, 2019
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 1, 2019, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience.
  • April 30, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC), Al Bidda Tower, 1 Al Corniche Street, Doha 5476 Qatar within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation, effective upon receipt of required government approval, the contractual arrangement with Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB), leading to the master's degree in Political Economy. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021 - 2022.
  • January 3, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, 50 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050, Brussels, Belgium within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021 - 2022.
  • March 1, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt to remove the request to offer an additional location at the Convene, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102. To note that the location never opened as planned.
  • April 28, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Convene, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, VA 22102 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • January 29, 2014
    To note the institution's decision not to open the additional location at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182 and to remove the location from institution’s accreditation.
  • October 28, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent, Suite 1700, Vienna, VA 22182 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 640 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this site. In the event that operations at this site do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of its self-study report and process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • January 3, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Science in Nursing degree within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2011-2012.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs)
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs)
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Additional Location
    640 Massachusetts Avenue
    640 Massachusetts Avenue
    Washington, DC 20001
    Opened: 08/28/2013
  • Additional Location
    Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services
    Doha
    Qatar
  • Additional Location
    ILADES Program
    Erasmo Escala No 1835 Casilla 51970 Santiago
    Chile
  • Additional Location
    M.A. Development Mgmt. & Policy
    Universidad Nacional de San Martin Parana 145, 4o Piso Buenas Aires
    Argentina
  • Additional Location
    Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC)
    Al Bidda Tower 1 Al Corniche Street Doha 5476
    Qatar
    Opened: 09/17/2018
  • Additional Location
    Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
    Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels
    Belgium
    Opened: 08/21/2017
  • Other Instructional Site
    Airlie Center
    6809 Airlie Rd
    Warrenton, VA 20187
  • Other Instructional Site
    Bolger Center
    9600 Newbridge Dr.
    Potomac, MD 20854
  • Other Instructional Site
    Grandhotel Hessischer Hof
    Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Other Instructional Site
    Le Méridien Saigon
    3C Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1
    Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sotheby's Institute of Art - London
    30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury London WC1B 3EE
    United Kingdom
  • Other Instructional Site
    Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York
    570 Lexington Avenue 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10022
  • Other Instructional Site
    Vivanta by Taj - MG Road Hotel
    41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Road Bangalore, India Karnataka - 560 001
    India

The following are links to sites that are not maintained by the MSCHE. These are provided as additional external resources about each institution that the MSCHE accredits.