State Regulatory Authorization
The University of Nebraska monitors developments in state laws in every state.
The University of Nebraska is currently authorized, licensed, exempt, not subject to approval, or is permitted to accept students for programs in the following states:
*Students who reside in states marked with an asterisk and who wish to enroll in a program which has a required field placement such as a practicum, clinical rotation, internship, or student teaching component should contact a program adviser prior to application. For a listing of field placement programs, visit our Field Placement Program page.
Due to regulatory requirements in the State of Arkansas, the University of Nebraska is only able to accept or enroll students who intend to reside in Arkansas while pursuing a degree online from the University of Nebraska in the following programs:
- Advanced Horticulture, Graduate Certificate
- Agronomy, MS
- Applied Science, BS
- Applied Science, MAS
- Architecture, MS
- Biology, MS
- Business Administration, BS
- Business Administration, MBA
- Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Financial and Housing Counseling, Graduate Certificate
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in Family and Community Services, MS
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, MS
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in Family Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate or MS
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in Human and Family Services Administration, MS
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in International Family Studies, MS
- Child, Youth and Family Studies, Specialization in Youth Development, Graduate Certificate or MS
- Clinical Laboratory Sciences, BS
- Criminal Justice, BS
- Educational Administration, M Ed
- Educational Administration, EdD
- Educational Studies, EdD
- Educational Studies, PhD
- Emergency Preparedness, MS
- Entomology, MS
- Floriculture and Nursery Production Management, Graduate Certificate
- Food Safety and Defense, Graduate Certificate
- General Studies, BGS (all concentrations)
- Gerontology, Graduate Certificate
- Grasslands Management, Graduate Certificate
- German Language Education, MA
- History, MA
- Insect Biology for Educators, Graduate Certificate
- Journalism and Mass Communications, MA
- Mathematics, MAT
- Meat Culinology, Undergraduate Certificate
- Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate
- Nutrition and Health Science, MS
- Ornamentals, Landscape, and Turf, Graduate Certificate
- Perfusion Science, MPS
- Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS
- Public Administration, MPA
- Public Health, Concentration in Biostatistics, MPH
- Public Health, Concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, MPH
- Public Health, Concentration in Public Health Practice, MPH
- Public Health, Graduate Certificate
- Public Policy Analysis, Undergraduate Certificate
- Radiation Science Technology, BS
- Special Education, Intellectual and Sensory Developmental Disabilities, Graduate Certificate
- Special Education, Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Severe Disabilities, Graduate Certificate or MA
- Special Education, Specialization in Deaf Education, Graduate Endorsement, MA, or M Ed
- Special Education, Specialization in Early Childhood Special Education, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Endorsement, MA, or M Ed
- Special Education, Specialization in Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Graduate Endorsement, MA, or M Ed
- Special Education, Specialization in Visual Impairment, Graduate Endorsement, MA, or M Ed
- Special Education, Supervisor of Special Education, Graduate Endorsement
- Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, MA
- Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, MS
If you would like to be updated on the current status of the authorization process in Arkansas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our communication list.
Notifications by State
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s new regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9) regarding legal authorization to provide postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education in a state in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the state, the University of Nebraska makes the following disclaimers per authorization by each state regulatory agency:
- A student seeking an Iowa educator license is advised that successful completion of a University of Nebraska program of educator preparation does not qualify the student for initial educator licensure by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.
- A candidate seeking licensure in the State of Iowa must first be licensed/certified as an educator in the state in which preparation was completed. The University of Nebraska will assist students who have completed an NU program of educator preparation in contacting the Nebraska licensing board. The University of Nebraska will assist the candidate in understanding the requirements of the Nebraska licensing board prior to the candidate’s completion of an NU program(s) of educator preparation.
- A candidate seeking subsequent licensure from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners must contact that Board (515/281-5849; http://www.boee.iowa.gov/) for licensure requirements in Iowa.
University of Nebraska is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are reviewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and Education Article, §11-202.2(c)5, Annotated Code of Maryland; the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and University of Nebraska Medical Center have submitted the renewal application for Out-of-State Online Education. The current status of the application is pending and the university is waiting for a response.
The process for students residing in Maryland who wish to file a complaint against the University of Nebraska is outlined by Nebraska Revised Statute 85-2418.
University of Nebraska is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.