Membership and Accreditation
The American Theological Library Association (ATLA)
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family is authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education to grant ecclesiastical degrees.
The Institute was established in and is governed by the special provisions indicated in the Apostolic Constitution Magnum Matrimonii Sacramentum (1982). The administrator of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, incorporated in the District of Columbia (1988) as the "Knights of Columbus Family Life Bureau" is licensed by the Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia.
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.