Accreditation

Northeastern University has maintained its status as a member in good standing of the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE), previously New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), since it was awarded its initial accreditation in 1940. The university was last reviewed by NECHE in 2018 and will be reviewed again in fall 2028.

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

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Program Accrediting Agency
BS Health Science Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
MPH Public Health Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
BSN Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
BSN Nursing, Accelerated Program for Second-Degree Students2 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
BSN Nursing, Accelerated Program for Second-Degree Students3 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and North Carolina Board of Nursing3
MS Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
MS Nursing Anesthesia Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
DNP Nursing Practice with Concentration in Nurse Anesthesia Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
DNP Nursing Practice (Post-Master's) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
MS Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
DPT Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
MS Speech-Language Pathology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education1
MS/CAGS School Psychology Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
PhD Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association (APA)
PhD School Psychology American Psychological Association (APA) and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
PharmD Pharmacy Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

College of Arts, Media and Design

Program Accrediting Agency
Master of Architecture National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB)

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Program Accrediting Agency
All programs offered in 2021–22 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

College of Engineering

Program Accrediting Agency
BSCmpE Computer Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
BSChE Chemical Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
BSCE Civil Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
BSEE Electrical Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
BSIE Industrial Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
BSME Mechanical Engineering Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

College of Science 

Program Accrediting Agency
BS Biochemistry American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

College of Professional Studies

Program Accrediting Agency
BS Finance and Accounting Management1 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
BS Management1 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
BSET Computer Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410.347.7700
BSET Electrical Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410.347.7700
BSET Mechanical Engineering Technology Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 Telephone: 410.347.7700
MS Organizational Leadership (with concentration in Project Management) Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center
Education Programs in:
Elementary Education, 1–6
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Sheltered English Immersion Administrator—Endorsement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Sheltered English Immersion Teacher—Endorsement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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 and Space Science, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of English, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), PreK–6, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of History, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Mathematics, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Physics, 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 Social Science, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK–8, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Program Accrediting Agency
BS American Sign Language—English Interpreting Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education
MPA Public Administration Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

School of Law

Program Accrediting Agency
JD Law American Bar Association; Association of American Law Schools1

State Approvals, Authorizations, and Exemptions

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