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College Accreditation

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) to offer an academic program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.  The degree is conferred by the Board of Trustees of MSU on those candidates recommended by the faculty of MSUCOM.

Following a regularly scheduled accreditation review and site visit, MSUCOM was found to be compliant with 59 of 61 elements and reaccredited by the COCA through 2022. Two curricular areas were identified as requiring further documentation; these included application of osteopathic principles and interprofessional education across each year of the curriculum. In accordance with the established rubric developed by the COCA, MSUCOM was granted continuing accreditation with heightened monitoring and will submit a mid-cycle report in 2020 to document actions taken to address compliance with COCA standards.

More information on COCA accreditation of colleges of osteopathic medicine here. 

MSUCOM seeks to comply with all COCA standards for continuing accreditation.  The process for submitting complaints relative to accreditation complaints is outlined in the policy here: 

Process for reporting accreditation complaints (pdf)

University Accreditation

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is the nation’s pioneer land-grant university.  With seventeen colleges, MSU is home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs and is a leading research university.  MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Michigan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Universities, American Council on Education, American Council of Learned Societies, Association of Graduate Schools, Council of Graduate Schools, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and International Association of Universities.   

Michigan State University received formal notification of continuation of accreditation on July 1, 2016 from the Higher Learning Commission.  The next reaffirmation of accreditation will take place in 2025-2026. 

More information on Michigan State University’s accreditation here.