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Higher Education in Maryland

Academic Programs and Institutional Approvals

The Division of Planning and Academic Affairs, within MHEC, is responsible for establishing minimum requirements for issuing certificates, diplomas, and degrees by public and nonpublic institutions of postsecondary education in the State of Maryland in accordance with State regulations COMAR 13B.02.03.  It is also responsible for approving institutions wishing to operate and offer degrees and/or certificates within the State of Maryland. 

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