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Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures

Who is affected by the Regulation on Public Disclosure by the United States Department of Education? 

The New Regulation on Public Disclosures by the U.S. Department of Education affects all Higher Education Programs (traditional, online, hybrid), that lead to a Professional Licensure and/or Certification.  

What is a professional licensure program?

A Professional Licensure Program (PLP) is an academic program offered by institutions of higher learning designed, marketed and/or advertised to meet educational requirements: (1) for a specific license or certification; and (2) is required for employment in an occupation. List of Programs at Morgan.

What is a professional licensure disclosure?

A professional licensure disclosure is a regulation of the U. S. Department of Education requiring all colleges and university to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students about: (1) academic programs that will or will not fulfill educational requirements for a specific professional licensure that is required for employment in that field; and (2) academic programs that meet or do not meet the education requirements for licensure for each state and U.S. territory regardless of the delivery mode of the program. 

Morgan State University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Maryland. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing and/or certification requirements in Maryland may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in other states.

The curriculum for programs leading to licensure at Morgan State University are designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in the state of Maryland as well as preparing students to apply for licensure examinations and/or certification. Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc. Students who intend to return or move to any state other than Maryland need to review the professional licensure disclosures pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure. 

International Students: Prior to enrolling in any program at Morgan State University, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate certifying agency whether successful completion of any degree program at Morgan will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment, as to certain types of employment or for advanced/specialized educational programs.

Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. Morgan State University shall not be liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.