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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. 

DegreeCollegeProfessional Accrediting Organization
Doctor of Dental MedicineDental MedicineCouncil on Dental Accreditation
Dental Medical Scientist Training ProgramDental MedicineCouncil on Dental Accreditation
MS Cardiovascular PerfusionHealth ProfessionsCommission on Allied Health Education
Masters of Health AdministrationHealth ProfessionsCommission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Doctorate Physical TherapyHealth ProfessionsCommission on Accreditation in PT Education
MS Nurse AnesthesiaHealth ProfessionsCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
MS Occupational TherapyHealth ProfessionsAmerican Council for Occupational Therapy Association
MS Physician Assistant StudiesHealth ProfessionsAccreditation Review Committee of Education for the PA Education
Doctor of MedicineMedicineLiaison Committee on Medical Education
Medical Scientist Training ProgramMedicineLiaison Committee on Medical Education
BS NursingNursingCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Doctorate Nursing PracticeNursingCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Doctor of PharmacyPharmacyAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education