UMU is accredited by the government of the Republic of Liberia through the National Commission of Higher Education.
Additional affiliation and memberships with the following universities /organizations are given below:
- Affiliating Universities/Organizations
- Association of Liberian Universities
- Association of African University
- African Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education
- African Association of United Methodist Theological Institutions
- The International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Currently, the UMU and Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, USA, have a Memorandum of Understanding for five (5) years to work together to improve the existing programs at the University.