Accreditation or Approval

The University receives its regional accreditation from:

     The Higher Learning Commission of the
     North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
     230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
     Chicago, IL 60604

To learn more, contact: Higher Learning Commission

The University receives its certificate of authorization from:

     Ohio Department of Higher Education
     25 South Front Street
     Columbus, OH 43215

To learn more, contact: Ohio Department of Higher Education

Copies of the University’s accreditation and certificate of authorization can be obtained through the Office of the President.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
American Bar Association (approval)
American Chemical Society
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council on Social Work Education  
Ohio Board of Nursing
Ohio Department of Education

Institutional Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Colleges and Universities
American Association for Paralegal Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
American College Counseling Association
American College Health Association
American Institute for Foreign Study
American Psychological Association
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls
Cincinnati Paralegal Association
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
College Entrance Examination Board
Council of Independent Colleges
Council of Social  Work
Employers Resource Association
Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC)
Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference (HCLC)
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling
Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling
Mathematics Association of America
NAFSA: National Association of International Educators
Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL)
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association for Graduate Admission Counselors
National Association of Campus Activities
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Association of CX/JX Users
National Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
National Association of Lay Ministers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
National Catholic Chaplaincy Association
National Catholic College Admission Association
National College Learning Center Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
National League of Nursing
National Orientation Directors Association
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling
Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
Ohio Association of Private Colleges for Teacher Education
Ohio Biological Survey
Ohio Cooperative Education Association
Ohio Transfer Council
Physician Assistant Educational Association
PA History Society
Physical Assistant Education Association
Step Up Quality
Southern Ohio Transfer Council
The College Board
The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE)
Universal Cheerleading Association
Universal Dance Team Association

Institutional Review Board

Mount St. Joseph University maintains a process for the protection of human subjects involved in research conducted by students, faculty and staff of the University. A copy of this policy is available in the Office of the Provost.


On an annual basis, Mount St. Joseph University assesses the effect of its major academic programs on student learning. The results of this assessment are used to maintain and improve the quality of its academic programs.