State Authorization and Licensure

State Authorization and Residency

Nc sara approved institution logoMessiah University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a member institution, Messiah University is authorized to deliver distance education courses and programs in all SARA-member states and territories.  Although a non-SARA state, Messiah University is also authorized to deliver distance education to students residing in California.

SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements.  However, licensing requirements vary from state to state.  See below for more information.

Professional Licensure & Certification

Messiah University is approved to offer programs that may lead to licensure or certification in Pennsylvania.  However, licensing requirements vary from state to state and more information for state-specific licensing will be posted here shortly.

Completion of a Messiah program does not guarantee professional licensure. Students should obtain information regarding prerequisites for licensure as outlined by their particular state board. You may visit this page and sort through programs by state for more specific information.  Please note this is a dynamic database and will continue to be updated with additional programs.   State licensure requirements are subject to change without notice at any time.  Messiah University will update information annually.

Students enrolling in the M.A. in Counseling program can find state licensing information at the links below.

Master of Counseling
Master of Counseling - School Counseling Track

Complaint Process

In accordance with SARA policy you can find our process here: Graduate Student Complaint Process