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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Complaint Procedures

Students enrolled in distance education courses or online programs who are residents of states other than Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and when such state is a SARA participating state, may submit complaints to the Associate Provost for Online Education by completing the complaint form. Students may also submit complaints to their dean or program director or the Dean of Students office. Additionally, students may submit information anonymously through the University’s Compliance Hotline, a toll-free, 24-hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week resource. The Compliance Hotline is staffed and managed by Lighthouse Services, Inc., a company that is not affiliated with MCPHS University and provides this service under contract. The Compliance Hotline may be contacted by:

  • Telephone: 877.472.2110
  • Email: reports@lighthouse-services.com (please indicate that your report concerns MCPHS University).
  • Fax: 215.689.3885 (please indicate that your report concerns MCPHS University)

Efforts will be made to conclude the investigation, make a determination as to the appropriate course of action, and notify the student within 90 days following the receipt of a complaint.

Complaints under Title IX may also be submitted following the procedures outlined in the University’s Title IX policy. All such complaints will be forwarded to the University’s Title IX Coordinator and handled in accordance with the University’s Title IX Policy.

The University will not in any way retaliate against an individual who reports a perceived violation of MCPHS policy, state, federal, or local law. It will also not retaliate against anyone associated with the individual who engages in such protected conduct, such as a family member, or any person who participates in an investigation. MCPHS further will not tolerate retaliation by any employee or student.

After the conclusion of the process outlined above, students enrolled in distance education courses or online programs who are residents of states other than Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and when such state is a SARA participating state, may appeal the University’s decision to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education which makes complaint forms available on its website. The contact information for the SARA Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education is:

SARA Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
617.994.6910
SARAInquiries@dhe.mass.edu
www.mass.edu/sara

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Set forth below is a chart of MCPHS University’s courses and programs that customarily lead to professional licensure, and the states where such programs meet, do not meet, or have not yet been determined to meet a state’s educational requirements for professional licensure.

State

Meets Professional Licensure Educational Requirements

Determination Has Not Yet Been Made

Does Not Meet Professional Licensure Educational Requirements

Alabama

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

N/A

Alaska

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Studies

Physical Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Optometry

N/A

Arizona

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

N/A

Arkansas

Acupuncture2

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

N/A

California

Acupuncture2

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

N/A

Colorado

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Pharmacy

N/A

Connecticut

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

N/A

Delaware

Acupuncture2

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Pharmacy

N/A

District of

Columbia

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Pharmacy

 

N/A

Florida

Acupuncture2

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Georgia

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Optometry

Pharmacy

N/A

Hawaii

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

N/A

Idaho

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

N/A

Illinois

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Optometry

N/A

Indiana

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nursing

 

N/A

Iowa

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

 

N/A

Kansas

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

 

N/A

Kentucky

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

MRI

Louisiana

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

N/A

Maine

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Physical Therapy

N/A

Maryland

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

MRI

Massachusetts

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

N/A

Michigan

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

N/A

Minnesota

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Optometry

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

N/A

Mississippi

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Missouri

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

 

 

N/A

Montana

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

N/A

Nebraska

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

N/A

Nevada

Acupuncture2

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

New Hampshire

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

N/A

New Jersey

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

 

N/A

New Mexico

Acupuncture2

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nursing

Optometry

 

N/A

New York

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

Pharmacy

 

N/A

North Carolina

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

 

N/A

North Dakota

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

 

N/A

Ohio

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

 

 

N/A

Oklahoma

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Occupational Therapy

N/A

Oregon

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

N/A

Pennsylvania

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

 

N/A

Rhode Island

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

South Carolina

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

N/A

South Dakota

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Optometry

N/A

Tennessee

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

 

N/A

Texas

Acupuncture2

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

 

N/A

Utah

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Optometry

N/A

Vermont

Acupuncture1

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Virginia

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

 

N/A

Washington

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

N/A

West Virginia

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Optometry

N/A

Wisconsin

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

 

N/A

Wyoming

Acupuncture1

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

1The following programs in the New England School of Acupuncture meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state: Master of Acupuncture; Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; Master of Acupuncture/Doctor of Acupuncture; and Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine/Doctor of Acupuncture

2The following programs in the New England School of Acupuncture meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state: Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine; and Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine/Doctor of Acupuncture

However, requirements for licensure and eligibility for professional examination vary by state and are subject to change. Accordingly, MCPHS recommends that students contact the licensing board in the state in which they intend to practice to determine the requirements for licensure in that state. Contact information for professional licensure agencies is available for download. Students with questions may contact the Office of the Provost at MCPHS University.

 

Residency

Course and program availability varies by state. Admission into a program is dependent on program availability in the state where the student is physically located at the time of admission. If a student moves to a different state after admission to the program, continuation within the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where the student is physically present. It is the student's responsibility to notify the University of a change in physical presence.