Mary Baldwin University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Mary Baldwin University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Mary Baldwin University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Since 1931, Mary Baldwin University has continuously maintained its SACSCOC accreditation, which was most recently reaffirmed in 2017. SACSCOC accreditation is institutional in nature. Although many of Mary Baldwin’s academic programs are accredited by other agencies, SACSCOC accredits the university as a whole, not specific degrees or programs.

Mission and Vision

Consistent with the mission of Mary Baldwin University (MBU) and Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS), the School of Nursing programs will prepare compassionate and ethical health professionals that strive for excellence through interprofessional collaboration that is responsive to an ever-changing global environment.

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College of Health Sciences
Graduate Programs

Master’s Programs

Physician Assistant (MSPA)

Doctoral Programs

Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Physical Therapy (DPT)

Baccalaureate Degree Programs


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Mary Baldwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Process for Filing Complaints with CCNE  

The process for filing complaints is outlined in the CCNE Procedures for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs, Amended: May 31, 2019, pp. 30-31:

Nursing Programs


Our nursing programs at Mary Baldwin University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (