State Authorization

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition, many of UC’s academic programs carry specialized accreditation specific to the field. For a list of organizations which accredit programs within UC, please refer to http://www.uc.edu/about/accreditation.html.


State Regulations

Every state has authority to regulate institutions offering education within the state’s boundaries, including online/distance learning. The need for an institution to seek state authorization for distance learning depends on a combination of the state’s laws and the activities that the program/institution is conducting in that state. Review the Key Considerations regarding State Authorization for online programs.

The University of Cincinnati has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Participation in SARA provides the University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of other SARA states (except where noted below). Additional information regarding SARA can be found at NC-SARA.


State Specific Information

For specific information regarding state authorization or to find out which UC online programs are available in your state, please click on your state or territory below. While the university is authorized to operate in other SARA member states, program-specific considerations may be noted. Some professional programs such as nursing, teacher education or others also fall under the jurisdiction of state professional licensing boards. If you are considering a program that leads to licensure or certification it is essential that you understand the regulations and requirements for your home state prior to enrolling in any academic program. As a starting point, see the Professional Licensure section below. Please note that information is subject to change.

Select a State

Please select a state to view information for by clicking it the state below:

If the online program in which you are interested is not available in your state, or you have questions regarding state authorization, approval or exemption, please email stateaut@ucmail.uc.edu.


Professional Licensure

Students interested in any UC program should review specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling. State laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements may impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or the state they intend to obtain a licensure.

College of Allied Health Sciences

MA in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • UC has determined the MA in Communication Science & Disorders meets the educational requirements in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and New York.  It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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BS in Dietetics
  • UC has determined the BS in Dietetics program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states.
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MS in Occupational Therapy
  • UC has not determined whether the MS in Occupational Therapy meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • UC has determined the Doctor of Physical Therapy program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states.
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Master of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
  • UC has determined the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science meets the educational requirements in all states except California, Florida, New York, and Tennessee. It has not been determined if the program meets educational requirements in these four states.
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Doctor of Audiology
  • UC has not determined the Doctor of Audiology meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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Master of Science to Athletic Training
  • UC has determined the Master of Athletic Training meets the educational requirements in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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Bachelor of Advanced Medical Imaging Technology- Nuclear Medicine
  • UC has determined the Bachelor of Advanced Medical Imaging Technology- Nuclear Medicine meets the educational requirements in all states except California. It has not been determined if the program meets educational requirements in California.
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College of Arts & Sciences

Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology
  • UC has not determined whether the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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College of Blue Ash

Nursing Technology Associate Degree
  • UC has determined the Nursing Technology Associate Degree meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and territories.
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Veterinary Technology Associate Degree
  • UC has determined the Veterinary Technology Associate Degree meets the educational requirements in the state of Ohio. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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Medical Assisting Certificate Program
  • UC has determined the Medical Assisting Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate
  • UC has determined the Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in the states of Kentucky and Ohio. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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Radiologic Technology Associate Degree
  • UC has determined the Radiologic Technology Associate Degree meets the educational requirements in all states and US territories, except California. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in California.
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Dental Hygiene Associate Degree
  • UC has determined the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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College of Clermont

Aviation Technology
  • UC has determined the Aviation Technology program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Criminal Justice Technology – Police Academy
  • UC has determined the Criminal Justice Technology-Police Academy program meets the educational requirements in the state of Ohio. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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Health Information Systems – Online
  • UC has determined the Health Information Systems Online Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Health Information Systems – Cancer Registry Management
  • UC has determined the Health Information Systems Cancer Registry Management program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Medical Assisting
  • UC has determined the Medical Assisting program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Medical / Biller Coder – Online
  • UC has determined the Medical / Biller Coder Online Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Physical Therapist Assistant
  • UC has determined the Physical Therapist Assistant program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Physician Practice Management
  • UC has determined the Physician Practice Management program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Respiratory Care
  • UC has determined the Respiratory Care program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Surgical Technology
  • UC has determined the Surgical Technology program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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College – Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
  • UC has not determined whether the Bachelor of Music in Music Education meets requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services

School Psychology EdD & PhD
  • UC has not determined whether the School Psychology doctoral degrees meet requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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School Counseling MEd
  • UC has not determined whether the School Counseling MEd degree meet requirements for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Ohio.
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Substance Abuse Counseling Programs
  • UC has not determined if the following list of Substance Abuse Counseling programs meet the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
    • Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
    • Substance Abuse Prevention Certificate
    • Mental Health Counseling MA
    • Substance Abuse Counseling BS
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Behavioral Analysis MEd and Certificate
  • UC has not determined if the following list of Behavioral Analysis programs meet the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
    • Behavioral Analysis Graduate Certificate (national certification)
    • Behavioral Analysis Graduate MEd (national certification)
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Teacher Education Degrees
  • UC has not determined if the following list of Behavioral Analysis programs meet the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
    • IT Certification Program – Computer Science Endorsement
    • Early Childhood Care & Education AAS
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate
    • Early Childhood Education BSEd
    • Early Childhood Education- Birth- Grade 5 BSEd
    • Middle Childhood Education BSEd (all tracks)
    • Secondary Education BSEd (all tracks)
    • Special Education BSEd (all tracks)
    • Gifted Education Graduate Certificate
    • PreK-12 Reading Instruction Graduate Certificate
    • Principal Licensure Graduate Certificate
    • Professional Development: Special Education
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Graduate Certificate
    • Educational Leadership MEd
    • Curriculum & Instruction MEd (Gifted Education track only)
    • Literacy & Second Language Studies MEd
    • Special Education MEd
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College of Engineering and Applied Science

Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • UC has determined the following list of Bachelor of Science in Engineering programs meet the educational requirements in the following states: Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. It has not been determined if the programs meet educational requirements in other states and US territories.
    • B.S. Aerospace Engineering
    • B.S. Architectural Engineering
    • B.S. Biomedical Engineering
    • B.S. Computer Engineering
    • B.S. Civil Engineering
    • B.S. Chemical Engineering
    • B.S. Environmental Engineering
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering
    • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • UC has determined the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology meets the educational requirements for the state of Ohio. It does not meet educational requirements in Indiana or Kentucky. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • UC has determined the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology meets the educational requirements in the state of Ohio. It does not meet educational requirements in Indiana or Kentucky. It has not been determined if the program meets the educational requirements in other states and US territories.
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College of Law

Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • UC has determined the Juris Doctorate program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states.
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College of Medicine

Master of Science Environmental Health – Industrial Hygiene
  • UC has determined the Master of Science Environmental Health – Industrial Hygiene (MS IH) meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
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Master of Public Health
  • UC has determined the Master of Public Health meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
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Genetic Counseling
  • UC has determined the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
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Medical Physics Graduate Program
  • UC has determined the Medical Physics Graduate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
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College of Nursing

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP) – Online
  • UC has determined the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • UC has determined the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) – Online
  • UC has determined the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Nurse Anesthesia (DNP)
  • UC has determined the Nurse Anesthesia Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (DNP) – Online
  • UC has determined the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP) – Online
  • UC has determined the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult- Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN) – Online
  • UC has determined the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Online Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Accelerated Direct-Entry Pathway (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Accelerated Direct-Entry Pathway Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Family Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN) Online
  • UC has determined the Family Nurse Practitioner Online Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • UC has determined the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Nurse-Midwifery (MSN) – Online
  • UC has determined the Nurse-Midwifery Online Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) – Online
  • UC has determined the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Case Management (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate) – Online
  • UC has determined the Case Management program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Nurse Educator (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate) – Online
  • UC has determined the Nurse Educator Certificate meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate)
  • UC has determined the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate)
  • UC has determined the Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate
  • UC has determined the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate)
  • UC has determined the Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate) – Online
  • UC has determined the Family Nurse Practitioner Online Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate)
  • UC has determined the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master’s Certificate) – Online
  • UC has determined the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Online Post-Master Certificate Program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and US territories.
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College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy
  • UC has determined the Doctor of Pharmacy program meets the educational requirements in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
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Complaint Resolution

The University of Cincinnati is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities. If a conflict arises, the University wishes to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and collegial manner. The Student Complaint Information webpage provides additional information regarding UC’s student complaint process and procedures and contacts for each state.