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Academic Accreditation

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
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4531
(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 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

Program graduates are eligible to take the certification examination for their specialty, listed below:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Lifespan Nurse Practitioner
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health
    • Examination offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure and pre-certification educational requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed and certified to determine any other requirements for licensure and certification (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly. The MGH Institute of Health Profession’s Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Dean in the School of Nursing can assist students in complying with these additional requirements.

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.

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any other requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

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

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any other requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

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

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any other requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

The Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by:

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

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any other requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language at the MGH IHP is accredited by: 

the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and is designed for Massachusetts educators with an initial license in another subject matter area who wish to become licensed as a reading specialist in Massachusetts. This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for Massachusetts.

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any additional requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

The MS Genetic Counseling Program at the MGH IHP is accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc. 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. Telephone: (703) 506-7667. 

This program DOES meet the pre-licensure educational requirements for all states issuing licenses for Genetic Counselors.  The list of states includes:

Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana 
IowaKentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts 
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey 
New Mexico
North DakotaOhio 
Oklahoma 
Pennsylvania 
South Dakota 
Tennessee 
Utah
Virginia
Washington

We recommend that you contact the licensing board in the state where you desire to be licensed to determine any other requirements for licensure (e.g. additional post-graduation examinations, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, etc.). It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.