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As of December, 2015, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education, aimed at making the effort to obtain state authorizations more efficient for institutions and to make it easier for students to enroll in online programs outside of the states in which they reside.

For more information about the SARA initiative and progress of state and institutional membership, please visit

The University of Missouri-Saint Louis online degree programs are authorized in every state except for Massachusetts and California. All education and nursing online degree programs that lead to a license currently are only authorized for Missouri.