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The impact of Supreme Court decisions on the admissions process at Geisinger College of Health Sciences

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Institutional approvals

State approval

Geisinger College of Health Sciences 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

Institutional accreditation

Accreditation is a process of peer review that the educational community has adopted for its self-regulation since early in the 20th century. It’s 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 College of Health Sciences 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.    

Individual programmatic accreditations

Doctor of Medicine program The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). In July 2014, Geisinger Commonwealth received full accreditation by LCME, which certifies that the MD program meets national standards for structure and function. Contact the LCME.