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MCPHS Accreditation

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 that 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 also is 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 of 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 at 617.732.2854.

Individuals may also contact the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803; tel.: 781.425.7785; fax: 781.425.1001; email:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MCPHS University is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant the degrees and certificates awarded by programs on the Boston, Newton and Worcester campuses.

State of New Hampshire

MCPHS University is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education – Higher Education Commission to award the Master Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the Doctor of Pharmacy, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees on the Manchester campus, contingent upon continuing accreditation by ACOTE, ARC-PA, ACPE, and CCNE, respectively.