Statement of Accreditation Status

    The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) is the official statement of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) about each institution’s current accreditation status and scope of accreditation. The SAS also provides a brief history of the actions taken by the Commission.

  • Institution:
    Georgetown University
    Washington, DC
  • Address:
    37th O Streets-N W
    Washington, DC 20057
  • Phone:
    (202) 687-0100
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Dr. Tammi Damas
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Terence Peavy, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures.

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1921
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Alternative Delivery Methods

The following represents approved alternative delivery methods included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Distance Education
Approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method

Credential Levels

Approved Credential Levels

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

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

Locations

The following represents branch campuses, additional locations, and other instructional sites that are included within the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

Location Type
640 Massachusetts Avenue
640 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20001
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
Patuxent Institution (Correctional Mental Health Center Jessup)
7555 Waterloo Road
Jessup, MD 20794
Additional Location
Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC)
Al Bidda Tower 1 Al Corniche Street Doha 5476
Qatar
Additional Location
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels
Belgium
Additional Location
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
Other Instructional Site

Definitions: For definitions of branch campus, additional locations, or other instructional sites, see the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

Accreditation Actions

The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years. For more information, see the Commission’s Accreditation Actions Policy and Procedures and the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures.

  • March 2, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 7555 Waterloo Road, Jessup, MD 20794 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • 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 with regards to foreign funding. 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.
  • 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.

Information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is one of seven institutional accrediting organizations in the United States and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). MSCHE accreditation applies to an institution as a whole rather than the specific programs within an institution. MSCHE does not approve or accredit individual programs. The MSCHE accreditation review cycle is continuous and accreditation does not expire. Each institution is reevaluated and monitored on a regular and consistent basis in accordance with the institution’s assigned accreditation review cycle and Commission policy and procedures. An institution maintains its accreditation unless it is voluntarily surrendered or withdrawn by the Commission for cause, after the institution has been afforded due process. The institution’s current accreditation phase and accreditation status are displayed on the institution’s listing in the Institution Directory and in the Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS).