Bowie State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bowie State University’s accreditation was reaffirmed by MSCHE on March 10, 2022 following the self-study process.

Maryland Higher Education Commission coordinates the growth and development of post-secondary education in Maryland.  The Maryland Higher Education Commission authorizes Bowie State University to confer academic degrees.

Business Administration Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredits the Business Administration (BS) and Business Administration (MBA) programs.

Computer Science Programs

The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits the Computer Science (BS) program.

Counseling Programs

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits the Mental Health Counseling (MA) and School Counseling (MED) programs.

Education Programs

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the following programs: Early Childhood Education (BS), Educational Leadership (EDD), Elementary Education (BS), Elementary Education (MED), Elementary and Secondary School Administration (MED), Reading (MED), School Psychology (MA), Special Education (MED) and Teaching (MA).

The Maryland State Department of Education approves the Secondary Education (MED) and Secondary Education (BA/BS) programs.

Nursing Programs

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredits the Nursing (BS) and Nursing (MS) programs.

Public Administration Program

The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) accredits the Public Administration (MA) program.

Social Work Program

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits the Social Work (BS) program.

Technology and Security Programs

The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits the Computer Technology (BS) program.