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
BA Public Health Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
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)
BSN Nursing Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
BSN Nursing, Accelerated Program for Second-Degree Students2 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
BSN Nursing, Accelerated Program for Second-Degree Students2 Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing2
BSN Nursing, Accelerated Program for Second-Degree Students3 North Carolina Board of Nursing3
MS Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
MS Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
MS Speech-Language Pathology Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
MS Speech-Language Pathology Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education1
CAGS Nursing (multiple concentrations) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
CAGS School Psychology National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
CAGS School Psychology1 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education1
DNP Nurse Anesthesia Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
DNP Nurse Anesthesia Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
DNP Nursing Practice—Post-Master's Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
DPT Physical Therapy Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
PharmD Pharmacy Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
PhD Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association (APA)
PhD School Psychology American Psychological Association (APA)
PhD School Psychology National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
1

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves (not accredits) programs.

2

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

3

 The North Carolina Board of Nursing approves (not accredits) programs.

College of Arts, Media and Design

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

College of Engineering

Program Accrediting Agency
BSBioE Bioengineering 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
BSCmpE Computer 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
BSEnvE Environmental 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 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
MS Project Management Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center
MSLD Sports Leadership Commission on Sport Management Accreditation
Master of Arts in Teaching programs in:
Elementary Education, 1–6
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Sheltered English Immersion Administrator—Endorsement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Sheltered English Immersion Teacher—Endorsement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Biology, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Chemistry, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Earth and Space Science, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of English, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL), PreK–6, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of History, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Mathematics, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Physics, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Political Science/Political Philosophy, 8–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Social Science, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, PreK–8, 5–12
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education2
1

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

2

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves (not accredits) programs.

College of Science 

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

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

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Program Accrediting Agency
All programs offered in 2022–23 AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

School of Law

Program Accrediting Agency
JD Law American Bar Association; Association of American Law Schools1
1

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