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Accreditation and State Authorization

Get Your Online Degree From An Accredited University

Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles Online Is Part Of Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, A Respected, Regionally Recognized And Accredited School.1

Regional accreditation is important to you for three reasons:

  • Makes you eligible for Title IV funds for financial aid, such as Pell grants or Stafford loans.
  • When transferring credits, the majority of four-year colleges and universities only accept credits from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Employers and professional associations know that regionally accredited colleges and universities offer high-quality educations.

For most of our programs, MSMU Online is able to accept students from the following states:

  • Alaska
    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Florida
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
  • Kansas
    Louisiana3
    Maine
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana 
    Nebraska 
  • Nevada
    New Hampshire 
    New Jersey 
    North Carolina4
    North Dakota
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania  
    South Carolina
    South Dakota 
  • Tennessee
    Texas 
    Utah
    Vermont   
    Virginia
    Washington  
    Wyoming

It is the responsibility of the student to secure a site with approval by MSMU faculty for any field placement, internship or service learning project.

1Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles is ranked among the top 25 regional universities in the West by US News and World Report and by 2016 College Choice. We are accredited by the WASC Senior Colleges and University Commission. 

2Only Associates Degrees.

3Not currently accepting Criminology Majors. 

4Students in the AA/AS program cannot take SPR 60A in the state of North Carolina. Please contact your program Director or Advisor for more options.