Statement of Accreditation Status

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

  • CEO: Dr. Richard Thomas, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Stephen Henske
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1984
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2027

Contact Information

4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

(301) 295-3013

www.usuhs.mil

  • 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 note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at the 81st Dental Squadron, 606 Fisher Street, Keesler Air Force Base, MS 39534. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 15, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan for the closure of the additional location at the 81st Dental Squadron, 606 Fisher Street, Keesler Air Force Base, MS 39534. To note that the institution will conduct and complete its own teach-out by June 30, 2020 and that teach-out agreements are not required. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that, beginning in 2020 and in conjunction with each Annual Institutional Update prior to the self-study visit in 2022-2023, the institution provide further evidence of published information regarding student achievement, including student outcome measures (Standard IV and Public Disclosures Policy and Procedures).
  • November 16, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the branch campus at Medical Education Training Campus, 3176 CPL Johnson Road, Bldg 1291, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences degree program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To provisionally include the branch campus at Medical Education Training Campus, 3176 CPL Johnson Road, Bldg 1291, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the branch campus. In the event that operations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the new credential level post-baccalaureate certificate and to include the post-baccalaureate certificate in Global Health and Global Health Engagement within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the online post-baccalaureate certificate in Global Health and Global Health Engagement within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • January 2, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Tingay Dental Clinic, 320 E. Hospital Road, Ft. Gordon, GA 30905. 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, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution on the quality of the self-study process. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting evidence of the implementation of an appropriately centralized student records information system, supported by qualified staffing, to support the decision-making needs of administrative leaders (Standard 5). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at 81st Dental Squadron, 606 Fisher Street, Keesler Air Force Base, MS 39534 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission notes that approval extends for one calendar year from the date of this action. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within this time frame, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at James A. Healy Veterans Hospital, Grand Oak Plaza (118M), 8900 Grand Oak Circle, Tampa FL 33637 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013
  • March 1, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the Army Postgraduate Dental College, with three additional locations, at (1) US Army Dental Activity, DENTAC, 36000 Darnell Loop, BLDG 36014, Fort Hood, TX 76544; (2) Department of the Army, WAMC, MCDS NA B DAV, 2817 Reilly Road, Stop B, Ft Bragg, NC 28310-7302; and (3) US Army Dental Activity Hawaii, 1 Jarrett White Road, BLDG 320, Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • August 30, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally include the Army Postgraduate Dental College, with three additional locations, at (1) US Army Dental Activity, DENTAC, 36000 Darnell Loop, BLDG 36014, Fort Hood, TX 76544; (2) Department of the Army, WAMC, MCDS NA B DAV, 2817 Reilly Road, Stop B, Ft Bragg, NC 28310-7302; and (3) US Army Dental Activity Hawaii, 1 Jarrett White Road, BLDG 320, Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending site visits to one of the locations within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at each additional location. In the event that operations at these sites do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of these actions, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • March 3, 2011
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the contractual agreement with and branch campus at the 59th Medical Wing, 59th Dental Training Squadron, 2450 Pepperrell Street, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 78236 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is 2012-2013.
  • November 18, 2010
    To thank the institution for receiving the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bldg 1, Bethesda, MD 20889 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • 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:

  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Associate of Science (A.S.) in Health Sciences
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Global Health and Global Health Engagement
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship
  • Branch Campus
    59th Dental Training Squadron
    2450 Pepperrell Street Lackland Air Force Base
    San Antonio, TX 78236
    Opened: 07/05/2010
  • Branch Campus
    Medical Education Training Campus
    3176 CPL Johnson Road, Bldg 1291
    JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
    Opened: 04/24/2017
  • Additional Location
    Department of the Army, WAMC, MCDS, NA B DAV
    2817 Reilly Road, Stop B
    Ft Bragg, NC 28310-7302
    Opened: 12/26/2011
  • Additional Location
    James A. Healy Veterans Hospital
    Grand Oak Plaza (118M) 8900 Grand Oak Circle
    Tampa, FL 33637
    Opened: 08/15/2011
  • Additional Location
    Naval Postgraduate Dental School
    8901 Wisconsin Avenue Building 1
    Bethesda, MD 20889
    Opened: 08/02/2010
  • Additional Location
    Tingay Dental Clinic
    320 East Hospital Road
    Ft. Gordon, GA 30905
    Opened: 07/01/2014
  • Additional Location
    US Army Dental Activity Hawaii
    1 Jarrett White Road, Bldg 320
    Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000
    Opened: 08/30/2011
  • Additional Location
    US Army Dental Activity, DENTAC
    3600 Darnell Loop BLDG 36014
    Fort Hood, TX 76544
    Opened: 12/26/2011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Naval Undersea Medical Institute
    Naval Sub Base New London (NAVSUBASE NLON)
    Groton, CT 06349-5159
  • Other Instructional Site
    U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE)
    3630 Stanley Road
    San Antonio, TX 78234
  • Other Instructional Site
    U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Medical Institute
    34191 Farenholt Avenue, Building 14
    San Diego, CA 92134-5291
  • Other Instructional Site
    US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM)
    2510 Fifth Street
    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7951

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