Disclosures

Information for International Applicants

The Ohio State University works to provide global access to its online degree and certificate programs. While we carefully track issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a student’s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether an online degree or certificate will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply.

Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees and certificates, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.

If you’re considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional license, contact the appropriate professional licensing board in your country of residence or the country where you intend to work in order to determine whether an online degree or certificate from Ohio State will be recognized.

Professional Licensure Information

If you live outside Ohio and are considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional license, we highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing agency in your state or the state where you intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure requirements before beginning the program. Ohio State makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc.

For licensing board contact information, educational requirements for licensure and program approval status, please see below.

Have questions about professional licensure requirements? Contact the State Authorization team.

View this state's disclosure information.

California

Licensing Agency

  • California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

    The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for The Ohio State University to offer distance education programs to students located in California is not required. 

Professional Board Licensure

  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    Ohio State may offer the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion (RN-BSN), post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (post-master's DNP), Nursing in School Health Services Certificate, Nurse Coaching Graduate Certificate, and Nurse Educator Certificate programs to students located in California. The MS in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) programs are not currently available to students located in California.

    The online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate, School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate, or Registered Nurses in Primary Care Certificate programs are not available to students located outside Ohio at this time.

    Licensure Disclosures
    Completion of the online MS in Nursing program, or the MS portion of the online BSN-DNP program, meets educational requirements to sit for national specialty certification in the chosen advanced practice specialty track.
     Holding national specialty certification meets requirements to apply for advanced practice certification in California. 

    Completion of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) specialty track of the online MS in Nursing program meets educational requirements to sit for national CNL certification. A CNL is not prepared as an APRN.

    Completion of the online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate program is designed to prepare Ohio RNs who hold a bachelor’s degree to meet requirements for a School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License issued by the Ohio Department of Education. Ohio State has not determined whether the program meets school nurse licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

    Completion of the online School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate program is designed to prepare Ohio RNs who hold a master’s degree and a current Ohio School Nurse Professional Pupil Services License for endorsement through the Ohio Department of Education as a School Nurse Wellness Coordinator. Ohio State has not determined whether the program meets School Nurse Wellness Coordinator licensure requirements in states other than Ohio.

  • Dental Board of California

    Ohio State may offer the online BS in Dental Hygiene and Master of Dental Hygiene programs to students located in California.

    Licensure Disclosures
    The online BS in Dental Hygiene program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have earned an associate degree or certificate and does not lead to an initial or additional license.

    The online Master of Dental Hygiene program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have earned a bachelor’s degree and does not lead to an initial or additional license.

  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

    Ohio State may offer the Master of Learning Technologies, Master of Arts in Art Education, Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE), and Core Practices in World Language Education programs to students located in California.

    The online ECDE program leads to Associate Licensure in Pre-Kindergarten Education and prepares completers to teach in childcare, pre-schools, and pre-K programs within a school district in Ohio. California does not offer an equivalent associate pre-K credential. 

    The online Master of Arts in Art Education, Master of Learning Technologies, and Core Practices in World Language Education are not designed to lead to an initial or additional teacher license or credential. 

  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences

    Ohio State may offer the online CSWE-accredited Master of Social (MSW) program to students located in California. 

    Completion of the online MSW meets educational requirements to apply for a Master’s prepared Social Worker license in California.

  • California Department of Public Health (Radiologic Sciences)

    Ohio State may offer the online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program to students located in California. 

    The online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program is designed for individuals who hold an AS degree and certification in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography from the ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS

    Completion of the program meets educational requirements to apply for the AHRA Certified Radiology Administrator credential exam but does not lead to an initial or additional license in California

  • California Department of Public Health (Medical Laboratory Science)

    Ohio State is not offering the online Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree completion program to students located in California at this time.

    Ohio State’s online MLT to MLS program is designed for individuals who hold an AS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and ASCP certification as a Medical Lab Technician. Completion of the program meets educational requirements to sit for ASCP MLS certification via Route 2; however, students must also complete a clinical laboratory experience requirement for ASCP MLS certification.

    The California Department of Public Health requires applicants for a clinical laboratory scientist trainee license to complete specified coursework, including three semester hours of physics. Completion of the online MLT to MLS does not include three semester hours of physics; therefore, the program does not meet educational requirements to apply for a clinical laboratory scientist trainee license in Florida. 

  • California State Board of Pharmacy

    Ohio State may offer the online MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Specialization in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) program to students located in California.

    The online MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, HSPA is designed for individuals who are licensed pharmacists, or who are eligible for licensure as a pharmacist, in the state where the individual is located. The program does not lead to an initial or additional license.