Misericordia University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 31, 1927, and is empowered to grant the following degrees:

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work

Misericordia University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000.

The university is also officially recognized by the following accrediting agencies:

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425, (301) 652-6611

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (800) 999-2782

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158., Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulvard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (301) 897-5700

Council on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 683-8080

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, (IACBE), PO Box 3960, Olathe, KS 66063, (913) 631-3009

Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126, (717) 783-6788

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300. web site:; email address:

Misericordia University has legal permission from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners to operate a school of nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Various other state education departments also recognize the university’s academic programs.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional to the Misericordia University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, sponsored by Misericordia University. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation - Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status and is limited to no more than three years for any program.

Misericordia University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to our Title IX coordinator, Pamela Parsnik. The coordinator can be reached at 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612, 570-674-6310, or at