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University Accreditation

The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and first professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges should be contacted if there is evidence to suggest that MUSC is non-compliant with SACSCOC standards, which are published online at

More about SACSCOC Accreditation

SACSCOC specifies standards of accreditation for institution of higher education and facilitates a fair peer-review process to determine whether an institution demonstrates that it achieves those standards. MUSC's Office of Institutional Effectiveness coordinates with units, colleges, and services across the university to ensure that MUSC is able to demonstrate that it meets all accreditation standards. Reaffirmation of accreditation occurs every ten years, with an interim report due five years after reaffirmation.   

MUSC's initial accreditation from SACSCOC was in 1971.  The last reaffirmation was in 2017.

Professional Accreditations

MUSC offers several degree programs that are accredited by professional accrediting organizations. Each program oversees the maintenance of its own professional accreditation. Each program submits its profession-specific self study; the Office of Institutional Effectiveness serves as a central support resource for those applications. Information about professional accreditation is available on the website for each degree program. 

Professional Accrediting Organization
Doctor of Dental Medicine Dental Medicine Council on Dental Accreditation
Dental Medical Scientist Training Program Dental Medicine Council on Dental Accreditation
MS Cardiovascular Perfusion Health Professions Commission on Allied Health Education
Masters of Health Administration Health Professions Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Doctorate Physical Therapy Health Professions Commission on Accreditation in PT Education
MS Nurse Anesthesia Health Professions Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
MS Occupational Therapy Health Professions American Council for Occupational Therapy Association
MS Physician Assistant Studies Health Professions Accreditation Review Committee of Education for the PA Education
Doctor of Medicine Medicine Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medical Scientist Training Program Medicine Liaison Committee on Medical Education
BS Nursing Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Doctorate Nursing Practice Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Doctor of Pharmacy Pharmacy Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education