Accreditation Information

MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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:

New England Commission of Higher Education
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 425-7785

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 M.S. Genetic Counseling Program at the MGH IHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), Inc.
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc. 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. Telephone: (703) 506-7667. 

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, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions 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)
6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD  20852-4929
(301) 652-6611

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 Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is accredited by:
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
(770) 476-1224

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