Statement of Accreditation Status

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

  • CEO: Rev. Antonio Lopez, Dean/Provost
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mr. Nick Bagileo
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Candidacy Granted: 2008
  • Accreditation Granted: 2011
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2021

Contact Information

The Catholic University of America McGivney Hall 620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

(202) 526-3799

  • 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 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 23, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation and to request a monitoring report due by April 1, 2018, documenting further (1) implementation of a comprehensive institutional plan which contains strategic, measurable goals (Standard 2); (2) steps taken to use assessment results to improve strategic planning (Standard 7); and (3) establishment of measurable learning goals at the program level, consistent with institutional mission (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 27, 2013
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • 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:

  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (“CAGS”)
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:

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