Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is authorized as a degree-granting institution by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Division of Higher & Career Education.
Inquires or complaints can be directed to PDE, located at:
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Call PDE: 717-783-6788
Accreditation is a process of peer review that the educational community has adopted for its self-regulation since early in the 20th century. It is a voluntary process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education, making it worthy of public confidence. Institutions choose to apply for accredited status, and once accredited, they agree to abide by the standards of their accrediting organization and to regulate themselves by taking responsibility for their own improvement.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) to award master’s and doctor’s degrees. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Inquires or complaints can be referred to Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., 2nd fl. West, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or by phone to 215-662-5501. Additional information is available online.
- MSCHE “Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation”
- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine “Statement of Accreditation Status”
- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine “Self-Study Design”