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 "John Paul II Shrine and Institute, Inc." 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 Institute was granted accreditation in June 2011; its accreditation was renewed in June 2016. 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.