Statement of Accreditation Status

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • CEO: Dr. Heidi Anderson, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Latasha Wade
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1937
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

11868 Academic Oval
Princess Anne, MD 21853

(410) 651-2200

www.umes.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 note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Allegany Career Technology Center, 14211 McMullen Highway, SW, Cumberland, MD 21502-5671. 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 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Frederick Community College, 7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 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 30, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at CC of Baltimore County-Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • January 8, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of written approvals from Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the increase in the number of credit hours required for successful completion of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including Maryland Higher Education Commission. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the increase in the number of credit hours required for successful completion of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Post-baccalaureate Certificate (Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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.
  • October 29, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. 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. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at University System of Maryland Hagerstown, 32 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at each 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 2024-2025.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postbaccalaureate Certificate program (Special Education) within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering Technology within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • March 7, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report, to reaffirm accreditation, and to commend the institution for the periodic review process and the quality of the report. To request a progress report, due December 1, 2012, documenting steps taken to increase the number of appropriately qualified faculty to deliver academic programs and fulfill other responsibilities (Standard 10). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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 (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
    Baltimore Museum of Industry
    Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD 21218
  • Additional Location
    Eastern Shore Correctional Institution
    Westover
    Westover, MD 21890
  • Additional Location
    ESAC Higher Education Center at Chesapea
    P.O. Box
    Wye Mills, MD 21679
  • Additional Location
    Shady Grove
    9640 Gudelsky Drive
    Shady Grove, MD 20850
  • Additional Location
    University System of Maryland Hagerstown
    32 West Washington Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Opened: 09/03/2019

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