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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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

Acupuncture

Alaska

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Studies

Physical Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Optometry

N/A

Arizona

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

N/A

Arkansas

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

N/A

California

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

N/A

Colorado

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

MRI

Nursing

N/A

Delaware

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Pharmacy

 

N/A

Florida

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Georgia

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Optometry

Pharmacy

N/A

Hawaii

Acupuncture

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

Acupuncture

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

Acupuncture

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

Acupuncture

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

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

 

N/A

Kentucky

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Pharmacy

MRI

Louisiana

Acupuncture

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

N/A

Maine

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Nursing

Physical Therapy

Acupuncture

Maryland

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

MRI

Massachusetts

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

N/A

Michigan

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Optometry

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

N/A

Mississippi

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Pharmacy

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Missouri

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

 

 

N/A

Montana

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

N/A

Nebraska

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

N/A

Nevada

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Acupuncture

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

N/A

New Hampshire

Acupuncture

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

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nursing

Optometry

 

N/A

New York

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

 

N/A

North Carolina

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

 

N/A

North Dakota

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

 

N/A

Ohio

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

 

 

N/A

Oklahoma

Acupuncture

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

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

N/A

Pennsylvania

Acupuncture

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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

South Carolina

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

N/A

South Dakota

Acupuncture

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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

 

N/A

Texas

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Nursing

 

N/A

Utah

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Optometry

N/A

Vermont

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

Virginia

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

 

N/A

Washington

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Dental Hygiene

MRI

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

N/A

West Virginia

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Occupational Therapy

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

MRI

Nursing

Optometry

N/A

Wisconsin

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

 

N/A

Wyoming

Dental Hygiene

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Radiation Therapy

Radiography

Acupuncture

Occupational Therapy

 

N/A

 

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.