Statement of Accreditation Status

Dominican House of Studies

  • CEO: Rev. Thomas Petri, Vice-President and Academic Dean
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Audrey Quade
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Paul Starkey, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1976
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

487 Michigan Avenue N. E.
Washington, DC 20017

(202) 495-3820

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • April 16, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. 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 and process and to recognize the institution for progress to date. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) further implementation of a sustained process for the assessment of institutional effectiveness with evidence that assessment information is used in budgeting, planning, and allocating resources (Standard 7); and, (2) further implementation of a process to assess the achievement of program student learning goals (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • Distance Education
    Not approved for 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:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate

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