Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSCHE) and by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

The School of Education is accredited at the initial licensure and advanced levels for various Bachelor’s, Post-Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Post-Master’s programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) through December 2028 (7-year cycle).

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education granted accreditation to the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at Notre Dame of Maryland University for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2032.

The School of Pharmacy is accredited for the Pharm.D. program through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for a term through June 30, 2027 (8-year cycle).

NDMU’s Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level for a term though 2027 (10-year cycle).

NDMU’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of The Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education for a term though 2030 (up to 10-year cycle).

NDMU’s Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program is in candidacy status with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy.

NDMU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is pursuing provisional accreditation status with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

The University holds memberships in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), American Association of University Professors, American Association of University Women, Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council for Higher Education Accreditation, Council of Independent Colleges, Independent College Fund of Maryland, Maryland Association for Higher Education, Maryland Independent College and University Association, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc., National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, National Catholic Educational Association, National League for Nursing (NLN), Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), The College Board and the Women’s College Coalition.

Notre Dame of Maryland University participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), the governing body for postsecondary distance education.