Tufts University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) since 1929 and its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution. Tufts was last reviewed in March 2013. NEASC establishes and maintains high standards of educational excellence through self-evaluation and peer review. Institutions demonstrating they meet these standards are accredited and thus members of NEASC. The CIHE, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is one of seven accrediting commissions that provide accreditation regionally.
Tufts University’s NEASC on-site comprehensive evaluation took place from March 10 – March 13, 2013.
The Fifth-Year Interim Report to NEASC was accepted in 2008.
- The NEASC letter to President Bacow is available to download by clicking this link.
- The report is also available – please click this link to download a PDF.
Tufts’ previous comprehensive evaluation took place in 2003.
- Accreditation Self Study 2003 Report (pdf)
- President Bacow’s Letter to NEASC (pdf)
- Evaluation Team Final Report (pdf)
- NEASC Accreditation Approval Letter (pdf)
Some programs and degrees at Tufts have been accredited by additional specialist agencies. A list of these programs can be found below.
|Program||Agency||Accredited Since||Last Reviewed||Next Review|
|B.S. Chemical Engineering||Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)||1952||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Civil Engineering||ABET||1936||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Computer Engineering||ABET||1982||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Electrical Engineering||ABET||1936||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Environmental Engineering||ABET||1995||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Mechanical Engineering||ABET||1936||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|B.S. Computer Science/Engineering||ABET – Computing Accreditation Commission||2004||Fall 2011||AY17-18|
|M.A. and Ed.S. in School Psychology||National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||1992||Fall 2010||Fall 2017|
|B.S. Early Childhood Licensure||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education*||1994||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|B.S. Elementary Education||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||2003||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|M.A.T. Art Education (grades PreK-8 and 5-12)||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||1994||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|M.A. in German with Teacher Licensure||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||1994||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|M.A.T. Early Childhood Education||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||1994||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|M.A.T. Elementary STEM||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||2003||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|M.A.T. Middle and High School||Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||1994||Spring 2003||Anticipated in 2014|
|BFA, MFA (offered with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)||National Association of Schools of Art and Design’s (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation||2004||Fall 2004||AY13-14|
|Professional Entry Level Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy||Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)||1938||August 2005||AY14-15|
|M.A. Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning||Planning and Accreditation Board (PAB)||2004||2011||2018|
|Dental Education||Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA)||1945||2008||2015|
|Medical Education||Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)||1942||2006||AY13-14|
|Master of Public Health||Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)||1992||2009||2016|
|Physician Assistant Program (Master of Medical Science)||Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)||2012||Spring 2012||Anticipated in 2014|
|Doctor of Veterinary Medicine||American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)||1983||March 2012||AY18-19|
|Tufts University Police Department||Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission||2005||September 2011||See TUPD website|
*Prior to 1994, teacher education programs were “registered” by the Commonwealth. In 1994, the Massachusetts Department of Education initiated a program review process and approval for Teacher Education programs.