About USAT

Accreditation

USAT is fully accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education of Montserrat to grant High School Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in a variety of disciplines.

USAT is IMED listed, and Internationally accredited by ASIC in the UK and AAHEA in the USA.  USAT is the only Caribbean Medical School to have earned US and International Accreditation, and is on the Approved list for International Schools by the US Department of State.

Here is a brief list of USAT's licensed programs:

  • High School Certificates
  • Degrees in Education:
    • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
    • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D.)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • and other programs

About Montserrat

Montserrat is amongst the chain of islands commonly referred to as the "West Indies" or, as the original inhabitants called these islands, the "Antilles." The first recorded name for Montserrat was "Alliouagana" given by the Carib people. It is thought that the name was derived from a prickly bush growing on the island...

The island of Montserrat is a British Overseas Territory. The Montserrat Constitution Order of 1989 vests executive authority in Her Majesty, which may be exercised on her behalf by the governor.

The educational system in Montserrat is based on the British educational system.

Timeline of Events

1493On November 11 Christopher Columbus sighted Montserrat and gave the island its present name because it reminded him of a mountain monastery in Spain.
1632Sir Thomas Warner led a group of English and Irish settlers form St. Kitts to start a colony. More Irish immigrants came from the colony of Virginia.
1605Sugarcane was introduced to the island.
1664The French took possession of Montserrat. Slavery was introduced to the island.
1668Montserrat was returned to England.
1712The French sacked Montserrat.
1780Montserrat was damaged by the Great Hurricane of 1780.
1782The French recaptured Montserrat.
1783Montserrat was returned to England as part of the Treaty of Versailles.
1834Slavery was abolished in Montserrat.
1857Joseph Sturge formed the Montserrat Company and introduced the cultivation of lime trees.
1871Montserrat became part of the Leeward Islands Colony of Great Britain.
1900s, 1930sEarthquake tremors (which are now connected with the island's volcanic activity) affected the island.
1956The Leeward Islands Federation was abolished, and Montserrat became a separate colony.
1958Montserrat joined the West Indies Federation.
1960sEarthquake tremors affected the island.
1962The West Indies Federation was abolished (when Jamaica became independent), and Montserratians voted to remain a dependency of Great Britain. They remain so to the present.
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