Shippensburg University’s communication/journalism program has received reaccreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Ship received its initial accreditation in 2013.

Ship’s program is one of three in Pennsylvania to receive accreditation and one of 111 nationally and internationally.

“As the only ACEJMC-accredited program in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, we continue to demonstrate our ability to offer programs of the highest quality at Shippensburg University,” said Dr. Tracy Schoolcraft, acting provost and vice president of academic affairs.

“This accreditation assures students, parents and communications professionals that our program meets rigorous standards for professional education.”

This voluntary accreditation involves a four-step process, including a thorough self-evaluation and a site visit by a team of educators and professionals to assess curriculum, faculty, administration, students, facilities and resources.

“The accrediting council praised our program as an example of how great small school programs can be. Once again our program is among the small number of elite media programs in the east,” said Dr. Kim Garris, associate professor and department chair of communication/journalism.

“The reaccreditation underscores the continuing excellence of our faculty and students. We are proud of the work they have done to maintain this accreditation,” said Dr. James H. Mike, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.