Catalog 2018-2019

Accreditation Information

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

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though 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.

Accreditation by the Commission 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 the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. 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 Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: (617) 994-6950
FAX: (617) 727-0955

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
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791

The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by: 
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE),
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 ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by The MGH Institute of Health Professions. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology: 
The Master of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions 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