Catalog 2014-2015

Accreditation Information

The MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

MGH Institute received official notice of continued accreditation until 2020 in February 2011, after completing the regular ten-year review for accreditation in 2010.

Accreditation by NEASC is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding accreditation status by the NEASC should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at the MGH Institute. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4531
(781) 425-7714

All degree programs at MGH Institute of Health Professions are approved by the:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Telephone: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439- 2370
Fax: (781) 338-3770

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing programs in the School of Nursing are approved by the:
Board of Registration in Nursing
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 727-9961

The baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs in the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing are accredited by the:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program has applied for accreditation and has been granted candidacy status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), which is located at the Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone (301) 652-AOTA.

The Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
(703) 684-APTA (2782) or (800) 999-APTA (2782)
TDD: (703) 683-6748
Fax: (703) 684-7343

Master of Physician Assistant Studies program:
The MGH Institute of Health Professions has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Institute anticipates matriculating its first class in May of 2015, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2014 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that, at the time of its initial accreditation review, demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards. If Accreditation - Provisional is not awarded at the September 2014 ARC-PA meeting, the Institute will not be permitted to enroll the class anticipated to matriculate May 2015.

The Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the:
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 498-2071
or (301) 296-5700