Phil Tang

Philip Tang
Assistant Vice Provost
Accreditation Liaison Officer

265 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-6087

Lindsay Grossman
Senior Administrative Coordinator


Accreditation and Academic Services

Decennial Reaccreditation and Self-study

The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission maintains a 10-year cycle of review, beginning with a self-study and on-site evaluation visit, and followed by a Periodic Review Report five years later. Johns Hopkins currently is in the process of a comprehensive self-study in advance of a reaccreditation site visit in May 2014. Learn more.

Academic Program Approvals and Substantive Change

Assistant Vice Provost Philip Tang serves as the university's Accreditation Liaison Officer, overseeing compliance with Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) substantive change policies. He is the university's liasion to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and works closely with deans and divisional program directors on proposals for new or substantially modified academic programs, which must be submitted for review and endorsement by MHEC. He also works with higher education agencies in other states and is the official point of contact for issues related to State Authorization of distance educaton programs.

Information for Current or Prospective Students

Current or prospective students may obtain or review a copy of the documents describing the accreditation, approval, and licensing of the university and its programs through the links on this website, or upon request, by emailing