Click on any state in the map below to learn more about our authorization status in each state. Please see the state authorization homepage for additional information.
Alphabetical State List
University of Utah Online State Authorization Information
For students who reside outside of Utah and are interested in an online or distance-education program with the University of Utah, we have provided the map above to assist with questions regarding our authorization status with their home state. In depth information regarding state authorization can be found on the state authorization homepage.
Due to differences in each state’s distance education regulations, the University of Utah may have to meet additional requirements or seek authorization in certain states (grey states) before we can enroll students who reside there in our distance-based or online programs. As we gain authorization or exemption (green states), this site will be updated to reflect these changes. Restrictions are noted for each state.
If you live in a state where the University of Utah is not currently authorized, please contact our state authorization coordinator or the advisor for your intended program. Whenever possible, we will seek authorization and programmatic approval rather than deny a student application to our online programs based on their state of residence.
For students interested in nursing, social work, clinical psychology or other academic programs that lead to professional licensure, it is imperative that you understand the regulations and requirements for your home state PRIOR to enrolling in any academic program. For your convenience, please see our Licensed Professions Disclosures page to help you get started. If you experience difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact the program advisor or state authorization coordinator at the University of Utah for help.
Students, faculty, or departments should email the state authorization coordinator with any additional questions.
Students who have complaints against the school relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can learn more about registering complaints HERE.
The University of Utah operates under the terms of SARA in this state. Operation in the host state applies only to distance education activity, such as online courses and programs or field experiences. SARA has no effect on professional licensing requirements or professional board approvals, which may need to be considered independently for your program of study. Responsibility for the resolution of student complaints resides initially with the institution. SARA consumer protection provisions require the SARA “portal” agency to investigate and resolve complaints that cannot be resolved at the institutional level.
California - Not Regulated
Because out-of-state public institutions are not regulated by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, the University of Utah is not required to seek approval for our online and distance education programs. California residents interested in nursing or social work programs should contact the appropriate professional licensure agencies in California prior to enrolling in University of Utah programs. California Education Code §94874.1
Florida - Exempt with Conditions
The University of Utah is not able to serve Florida residents who wish to enroll in our distance education programs that require medical clinical training. This means that we cannot accept applications from Florida residents for our RN-BSN and DNP programs. All other online program offerings, including the Ph.D. in nursing, do not require medical clinical placements and therefore do not require the University of Utah to seek authorization in Florida. Florida Department of Education
Massachusetts - Not Authorized
The University of Utah is not currently authorized to offer distance education programs to residents of Massachusetts. If you are a resident of Massachusetts and are interested in enrolling in an online program with the University of Utah, please contact our state authorization coordinator. Massachusetts Department of Higher Education