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Duquesne University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

We are also approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126 (717.783.6788).


Statement of Accreditation Status

Statement of PDE Approval

MSCHE Self-Study (Note: Established on January 20, 2016)

Provost Announcement

Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee Members
In January 2016 Provost Austin appointed the Steering Committee for the Middle States Self-Study. It began work on the Self-Study Design.
Steering Committee members are:
Dr. Alexandra Gregory and Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Co-chairs
Dr. Darlene Weaver, Standard I Working Group Chair
Dr. Kimberly Hoeritz, Standard II Working Group Chair
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, Standard III Working Group Chair
Cheryl Knoch, Standard IV Working Group Chair
Dr. Alexandra Gregory, Standard V Working Group Chair
Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Standard VI Working Group Chair
Madelyn Reilly, J.D., Standard VII Working Group Chair
Paul-James Cukanna, Verification of Compliance and Accreditation Relevant Compliance Issues
Nancy Reilly, Staff
Jo Sullivan, Graduate Assistant

Middle States Open Forum
Dr. Heather Perfetti, vice president for the Middle State Commission on Higher Education, will be on campus Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The purpose of her visit will be to meet with key stakeholders for Duquesne's Self-Study. All University students, faculty, and staff are invited to an Open Forum from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.