Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation (OIEA)


The Meharry Medical College (MMC) Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation (OIEA) provides oversight, guidance, education, and support for all accreditation activities MMC. The OIEA reports to the Office of the Provost and assists MMC programs with ongoing maintenance and compliance with accreditation standards and requirements. The President of Meharry has ultimate responsibility for the accreditation of the college’s programs.


Meharry as an institution is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Although many programs are accredited by other agencies, SACSCOC accredits the university as a whole, not specific degrees or programs. MMC offers a multitude of degree, certificate, and graduate medical education residency training programs. Our academic programs are accredited by local, regional, and national accreditors that include LCME, ACGME, CODA, CEPH, and ARC-PA. The following provides a list and website links to each of MMC’s accrediting agencies.

Meharry Medical College Institutional and Program Accreditation Statuses

Meharry Medical School List of SACSCOC Approved Programs 2024

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

School of Applied Computational Sciences (SACS)

  1. Ph.D. – Biomedical Data Science

  2. MS – Biomedical Data Science

  3. MS – Data Science

  4. Ph.D. — Data Sciences

    • Certificate – Biomedical Data Science

    • Certificate – Data Science

School of Dentistry (SOD)

  1. Dental Education Program (D.D.S.)

    • Certificate – Pediatric Dentistry – New Program Pending SACSCOC Approval

School of Medicine (SOM)

  1. Medical Degree Program (M.D.)

School of Graduate Studies (SGS)

  1. Ph.D. – Biomedical Sciences

  2. MPAS – Physician Assistant Sciences

  3. MPH – Public Health

  4. MHS – Health Science

  5. MSCI – Clinical Investigation

    • Certificate – Public Health

    • Certificate – Health Policy

School of Global Health (SGH)

  1. MS — Complex Health Systems Leadership

  2. MS — Health Equity

  3. MS — Health Law Policy Management

  4. Ph.D. — Health Law Policy Management

  5. Ph.D. — Global Health Equity

Contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

Tammy Samuels, MPA

Associate Vice President and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison

Office: 615.327.6244