Statement of Accreditation Status

Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

  • CEO: Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp, Dean
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Sabrina Kovler
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Judith Sciple, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Not classified
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University (7/2/2020)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Granted
  • Candidacy Granted: 2020
  • Accreditation Granted: November 17, 2022
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2030-2031

Contact Information

123 Metro Boulevard
Nutley, NJ 07110

(973) 542-6500

https://www.hmsom.org/

  • April 26, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due May 31, 2024, providing information on key data indicators (financial health) as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.16(b). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • March 28, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of November 6, 2023, providing information on key data indicators (enrollment by educational program), as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update (AIU) in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19(d). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • March 28, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of November 6, 2023, providing information on key data indicators (enrollment – FTE), as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update (AIU) in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19(d).
  • March 14, 2024
    To note the Commission liaison guidance visit occurred on October 30, 2023. The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • November 6, 2023
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 13, 2023, providing information on key data indicators (enrollment – FTE) as reported on the 2023 Annual Institutional Update in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2030-2031. 
  • November 6, 2023
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report due December 8, 2023, providing information on enrollment by educational program in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d) (Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • October 31, 2023
    To note the verification visit took place on June 21, 2023 to the main campus at 123 Metro Boulevard, Nutley, NJ 07110.
  • March 9, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • December 2, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report due January 9, 2023, providing information on enrollment by educational program in accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.19 (d) (Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures). The next evaluation date is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • November 17, 2022
    To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with the United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To grant accreditation. To note that the institution's scope of accreditation includes the Doctor's Degree – Professional Practice or its equivalent credential level. To note that distance education was included within the scope of accreditation through the substantive change action of January 4, 2021. To note that it is the institution's responsibility to ascertain any requirements related to its eligibility for Title IV funding (student financial aid programs) and to complete any required activities related to that process if it so desires. To note that a verification visit is required by USDE guidelines and will be conducted within a reasonable period of time following the virtual site visit. To direct a Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. In accordance with federal regulation 34 CFR § 602.18(b)(6), to note the retroactive date of accreditation is March 5, 2020. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2030-2031.
  • January 4, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution's scope of candidate for accreditation status. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The evaluation visit is scheduled for 2022-2023.
  • November 18, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the teach-out plan. To approve the teach-out plan as required of Candidate institutions in accordance with the Commission's Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy and Procedures and federal regulation.
  • 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 acknowledge receipt of the Accreditation Readiness Report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status. To invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2022-2023. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved to offer programs by this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Main Campus
    Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
    340 Kingsland Street, Suite 3110
    Nutley, NJ 07110

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