Statement of Accreditation Status

Won Institute of Graduate Studies

  • CEO: Dr. Bokin Kim, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Elizabeth Reed
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2003
  • Accreditation Granted: 2008
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2013
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2022-2023

Contact Information

800 Jacksonville Road
Warminster, PA 18974

(215) 884-8942

www.woninstitute.edu

  • April 29, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus from 137 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 to 800 Jacksonville Road, Warminster, PA 18974 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To direct a substantive change site visit as soon as practicable but no later than six months after the commencement of instruction at the new main campus. To require immediate notification when the change is implemented. To note the Commission may rescind this action if instruction at the new location does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • 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 2022-2023.
  • March 5, 2020
    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 2022-2023.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method-distance education program (Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine) 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 2022-2023.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's – Professional Practice, Doctor of Acupuncture, within the institution's scope of accreditation. 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 2022-2023.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 27, 2013
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due October 1, 2014, documenting (1) evidence of planning for transitions in senior leadership (Standard 5); (2) the implementation of a regular schedule for academic program reviews (Standard 7); (3) the implementation of a review of the institutional assessment plan to ensure that it is consistent with actual practice (Standard 7); and (4) evidence that all syllabi identify student learning outcomes (Standard 14). The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2018.
  • June 28, 2011
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the certificates in Applied Meditation, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Contemplative Psychotherapy, and Won Buddhist Studies 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:

  • 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 to offer ONE program: Doctor of Acupuncture

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