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New England Association of Schools and Colleges

MCPHS University 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.

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 the accreditation status by NEASC should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (617.732.2854).

Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433, tel.: 781.271.0022; fax: 781.271.0950, e-mail: cihe@neasc.org.

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)

The Doctor of Optometry (OD) program on the Worcester campus is seeking accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141; phone: 800.365.2219). The program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Provisional Candidate for Accreditation status.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The School of Pharmacy--Boston Doctor of Pharmacy program and the School of Pharmacy--Worcester/Manchester Doctor of Pharmacy program are separately accredited by the ACPE, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603-4810; tel.: 312.664.3575; fax: 312.664.4652, website: www.acpe-accredit.org.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program on the Boston campus and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program on the Manchester/Worcester campuses are separately accredited by ARC-PA, 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240, Duluth, GA 30097, tel.: 770.476.1224, fax: 770.476.1738, website: www.arc-pa.org.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Effective August 2, 2011, MCPHS University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program – with tracks in Boston, Worcester, and Manchester, N.H. – is accredited by CCNE for the maximum ten-year period. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by CCNE for the maximum five-year period granted to new programs. CCNE is located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; tel.: 202.887.6791; fax: 202.887.8476; website: www.aacn.nche.edu.

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association

The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association, and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements." The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312.440.4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; fax: 312.440.2915; website: www.ada.org.

Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)

The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is accredited by JRCNMT, 2000 W. Danforth Road, Suite 130, #230, Edmond, OK, 73003, tel.: 405.285.0546, fax: 405.285.0579, website: www.jrcnmt.org.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The Radiation Therapy Program and the Radiography Program are accredited individually by JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, tel.: 312.704.5300, fax: 312.704.5304, website: www.jrcert.org.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MBORN)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, with tracks in Boston and Worcester, has received full approval from MBORN, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, tel.: 800.414.0168 or 617.973.0900, fax:617.973.0984,website: www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn.

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered on the Manchester campus has received full approval from the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, located at 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 16, Concord, NH 03301-2431; tel.: 603.271.2323, fax: 603.271.6605, website: http://www.nh.gov/nursing.

MCPHS University is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant the degrees and certificates awarded by programs on the Boston and Worcester campuses. The University is approved by the N.H. Department of Education – Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission to award the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree offered in Manchester, contingent upon continuing accreditation by ARC-PA, ACPE, and CCNE respectively.