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:
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Address:
    4170 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Phone:
    (215) 871-6100
  • URL:
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO):
    Linda Adkison
  • Commission Staff Liaison:
    Dr. Sean McKitrick, Vice President

Accreditation Summary

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

  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1999
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

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:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate 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
Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of
625 Peachtree Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Branch Campus
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19012
Additional Location
South Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
2050 Tallokas Road
Moultrie, GA 31768
Additional Location
Woods Services
40 Martin Gross Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
Additional Location
Woods Services
40 Martin Gross Drive
Langhorne, PA 19047
Additional Location

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.

  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at Dixon University Center, 2986 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 28, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at East Stroudsburg University, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 that has ceased operations. To remove the additional location from the institution's scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Woods Services, 40 Martin Gross Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047 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 2023-2024.
  • July 5, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at South Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Colquitt County Parcel #M053 007, Tallokas Road, Moultrie, GA 31768 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 is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 22, 2017
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • August 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program (online Post-bachelor's Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19012 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencement of operations at the additional location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the 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 date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self study report and process. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.

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).