Middle States Accreditation 

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) serves as an independent voice in higher education. MSCHE establishes equitable standards for accreditation with member institutions that advance the impact of accreditation in the ever-changing landscape of higher education and promotes educational excellence through innovation across diverse institutions. 

The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission). DHSU’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on November 17, 2016, was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission’s geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States. For more information, please see Downstate's Statement of Accreditation Status.

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SUNY Downstate Accreditation Reaffirmation with Middle States

To reaffirm our institutional accreditation with MSCHE, Downstate conducts a self-study and site visit every eight years. Learn more about the Middle States Accreditation Re-affirmation process.

See the Self-Study Process


Downstate Middle States Contact

Kane Gillespie , DMA

Director of Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment, and Accreditation Services

Downstate Middle States Contact

Ann Marie Cullen, Administrator