Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics (Falk College) at Syracuse University offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of New York through in-person and online program delivery. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed/certified and how licensure/certification is acquired. Some states require an individual to graduate from an accredited program. Others require individuals to obtain additional coursework, additional fieldwork, background checks, passage of additional state licensing exams, additional fees, or other requirements.

Accreditation Statement

Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accreditation body recognized by the US Department of Education. For more information, visit the Syracuse University’s Accreditation Website.

State Authorization

Syracuse University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows us to provide distance learning programs and coursework to residents of states other than New York. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in New York may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

Relocation

Should a student relocate during the course of a program to another state, it may impact the student’s ability to remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements, and/or continue to receive financial aid funding. Prior to considering relocation, please contact your program to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

International Students

The program listed on this page have not been evaluated for professional licensure requirements outside of the United States. Prior to enrolling in any program at Syracuse University, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate certifying agency whether successful completion of any degree program at Syracuse University will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment, as to certain types of employment or for advanced/specialized educational programs. International students should also check directly with their home country regarding licensure requirements.

Professional Licensure Requirements

The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum.

Dietetic Internship CAS

The Dietetic Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to gain the necessary competency for careers as entry-level dietitians.

The program builds upon the foundation, knowledge, and skills students have acquired from accredited didactic programs in dietetics. The carefully structured program includes a minimum 1200 hours of supervised practice experience in the application of the nutrition care process and model to community based food and nutrition settings and health care nutrition based settings. The concentration area is in program monitoring and outcomes management. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the registration examination for dietitians offered through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR). Successful completion of the RD exam is usually a prerequisite for state licensure or certification.

The dietetic internship at Syracuse University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics ( ACEND) , a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post -Secondary Education and the U.S. Department of Education. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics / 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190/ Chicago, IL 60606-6995/ 1.800.877.1600.)

As of July 1, 2020, Syracuse University has made the following determinations regarding the program meeting specific state licensure or certification requirements:

Meets (state abbreviations) Does Not Meet* A Determination has not been made*
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC No states MA, MI, MT, PA, VA, PR, VI

* Specific state requirements can be found at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Licensure State Data Table (PDF).

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program. Information in the table above will be reassessed and updated by July 1 each year.

Marriage and Family Therapy M.A.

The master of arts program in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Designed to meet the academic requirements for Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, it prepares students for rewarding work in marriage and couples counseling and family therapy in private practice, mental health facilities, social service agencies, and school districts, among many other organizations.

As of July 1, 2020, Syracuse University has made the following determinations regarding the program meeting specific state licensure or certification requirements:

Meets (state abbreviations) Does Not Meet* A Determination has not been made*
AL,AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA,HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME,MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY CA*- Students can be licensed in CA but must take 2 extra courses in CA during or post MA Virgin Islands
Note: Puerto Rico does not license MFTs.

* Specific state requirements can be found at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) MFT Licensing Boards page.

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program. Information in the table above will be reassessed and updated by July 1 each year.

Marriage and Family Therapy Ph.D.

As of July 1, 2020, Syracuse University has made the following determinations regarding the program meeting specific state licensure or certification requirements:

Meets (state abbreviations) Does Not Meet* A Determination has not been made*
AL,AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN,TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY CA* – Students can be licensed in CA but must take 2 extra courses in CA during or post Ph.D. Virgin Islands
Note: Puerto Rico does not license MFTs.

* Specific state requirements can be found at American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) MFT Licensing Boards page.

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program. Information in the table above will be reassessed and updated by July 1 each year.

Social Work B.S. and M.S.W.

The School of Social Work offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs of study. The undergraduate professional social work degree is a bachelor of science (B.S.) in social work. The curriculum incorporates instruction in five professional foundation areas: social welfare policy and services, human behavior in the social environment, research, social work practice, and field practicum. Instruction in these areas builds upon liberal arts preparation in the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences.

The School of Social Work offers a master of social work (M.S.W.) in two formats: the 2-year, 60-credit program for individuals who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in social work; and the Advanced Standing Program for individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Both graduate programs prepare students for advanced social work practice and for creative, responsible roles in the social work field.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia require that a social worker sitting for a licensing exam be a graduate of a CSWE-accredited program. The BSSW and M.S.W. programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

As of July 1, 2020, Syracuse University has made the following determinations regarding the program meeting specific state licensure or certification requirements:

BSSW
Please note that the following states do not currently offer licensure at the Bachelor degree level:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington
Meets (state abbreviations) Does Not Meet* A Determination has not been made*
AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, DC, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands No states American Samoa

* Specific state requirements can be found at the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) licensing board or College websites, statues and administrative rules page.

M.S.W.
Meets (state abbreviations) Does Not Meet* A Determination has not been made*
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands No states American Samoa

* Specific state requirements can be found at Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) licensing board or College websites, statues and administrative rules page.

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program. Information in the table above will be reassessed and updated by July 1 each year.