Information for International Applicants
The Ohio State University works to provide global access to its online degree 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 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, 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 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 licensure information is current; however, licensure regulations are frequently revised.
For licensing board contact information, licensure requirements and program approval status, please see below.
Have questions about professional licensure requirements? Contact the State Authorization team.
University of the Virgin Islands
The Ohio State University is authorized to operate in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Approval for institutional participation was granted by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) on September 22, 2015.
Professional Board Licensure
Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
The Ohio State University is researching Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure requirements to offer online out-of-state nursing programs to students located in the Virgin Islands.
Ohio State is not offering the online School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure Certificate, School Nurse Wellness Coordinator Certificate, Nurse Educator Certificate, or Registered Nurses in Primary Care Certificate programs to students located outside Ohio at this time.
Virgin Islands Department of Health - Board of Dental Examiners
The Ohio State University is researching Virgin Islands Board of Dental Examiners requirements to offer online out-of-state dentistry programs to students located in the Virgin Islands.
Virgin Islands Department of Education
The Ohio State University is researching Virgin Islands Department of Education requirements to offer online out-of-state educator programs to students located in the Virgin Islands.
Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (Social Work)
The Ohio State University is researching Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs requirements to offer online out-of-state social work programs to students located in the Virgin Islands.
The Ohio State University’s online AS to BS in Radiologic Sciences degree completion program is designed for individuals who hold an Associate of Science degree and are certified by the ARRT, NMTCB, or ARDMS. The program prepares completers for the AHRA Certified Radiology Administrator credential exam.
State licensure or certification is not required to work as a radiologic technologist in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Medical Laboratory Science
The Ohio State University’s online Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) degree completion program is designed for individuals who hold an Associate of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and ASCP certification as a Medical Lab Technician. Completion of the online MLT to MLS 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 Virgin Islands do not require licensure or certification to work as a medical laboratory scientist in the Virgin Islands.