PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION

Out of State Students

Authorization requirements for distance education vary by state. Due to new federal regulations, any institution offering distance education programs and practicum experiences in states other than their own must receive authorization or be a SARA approved institution. Mercyhurst University is currently in the process of evaluating and pursuing such approvals, as necessary and appropriate, for online program delivery.

State regulations and professional licensure requirements can change frequently and often without notice, so for the most up to date information students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state professional licensing board for their most current requirements. For a list of professional licensure contact information, please click here.

International Students

Mercyhurst University works to provide global access to its distance education programs. While we carefully monitor issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements surrounding whether the online degree selected will be recognized in the country of residence. International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should also confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence whether the degree is recognized when seeking licensure or certification.