Statements of Accreditation

Accreditation

Northeastern University has maintained its status as a member in good standing of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) since it was awarded its initial accreditation in 1940. The university was last reviewed by NEASC in 2008 and will be reviewed again in fall 2018.

Northeastern University possesses degree-granting authority in Massachusetts, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

Program Accrediting Agency
Northeastern University New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
BS in Athletic Training Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
MS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Massachusetts Board of Education1
BS in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
MS in Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
MS in Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
MS in Nursing in Anesthesia Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
Registered Nurse/BSN3 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
Post BS Doctor of Nursing Practice US Army Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
DPT in Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
MS/MBA (two-year program) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
MS and CAGS in Applied Educational Psychology— School Psychology Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
MS in Applied Educational Psychology— School Counseling Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE)
AuD in Audiology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), Massachusetts Board of Education1
MPH Master of Public Health in Urban Health Council on Education for Public Health
PharmD Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
PhD in Counseling and School Psychology American Psychology Association (APA)
College of Arts, Media and Design
Master of Architecture (Urban Architecture) National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB)
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
BS in Business Administration AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
BS and MS in International Business AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MBA AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Finance AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Taxation AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Accounting AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Accounting/MBA AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Finance/MBA AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
MS in Technological Entrepreneurship AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
College of Computer and Information Science
BS in Computer Science Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology)
College of Engineering
BS in Computer Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
BS in Chemical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
BS in Civil Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
BS in Electrical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
BS in Industrial Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
BS in Mechanical Engineering Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
College of Professional Studies
AS and Certificate in Paramedic Technology Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services
BS in Finance and Accounting Management3 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
BS in Management3 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
BS and AS in Computer Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410.347.7700
BS and AS in Electrical Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410.347.7700
BS and AS in Mechanical Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Telephone: 410.347.7700
Education Programs in:
Teacher of Biology, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Chemistry, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Earth Science, 5–8, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Mathematics, 5–8, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Physics, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Elementary Education, 1–6
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of English, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Foreign Language: Spanish, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of History, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Political Science/Political Philosophy, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities Pre-K–8, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
MS in Leadership with Project Management Project Management Institute’s Global-Accreditation-Center
MS in Technology Commercialization AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
BS in Criminal Justice Massachusetts Board of Education1
MS in Criminal Justice Massachusetts Board of Education1
PhD in Criminal Justice Massachusetts Board of Education1
Master of Public Administration National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
School of Law
JD American Bar Association; Association of American Law Schools4
1

The Massachusetts Board of Education approves (not accredits) programs.

2

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing approves (not accredits) programs.

3

Accredited under the aegis of the “sponsoring” full-time college.

4

The Association of American Law Schools is an elected membership organization, not an accrediting body.

State Approvals, Authorizations, and Exemptions

Some states require that universities authorized to operate in their state make public disclosures. See the corresponding addendum on the Online and Graduate Professional Degree Programs website for up-to-date, state-prescribed regulatory information.