Catalog 2012-2013

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

209 Burlington Road

Bedford, MA 01730-1433

(781) 271-0022

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 Doctor of Nursing Practice programs in the School of Nursing are accredited by the:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 887-6791

Fax: (202) 785-8320

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

The Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the:

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2200 Research Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20850-3289

Professionals/Students (800) 498-2071

Public (800) 638-8255

The Graduate Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders are approved by the:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

75 Pleasant Street

Malden, MA 02148

Telephone: (781) 338-3102

Fax: (781) 338-3770