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Professional Licensure Disclosures

Federal regulations [34 CFR § 668.43(a)(5)(v)] require colleges and universities that offer programs designed to lead to professional licensure to disclose if those programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state where a student is located.

It is important to note that:

  1. Each state has the legal authority to independently determine its requirements and processes for professional licensure;
  2. The educational requirements necessary to pursue professional licensure in a given state are subject to change; and,
  3. States often have other eligibility requirements, in addition to education, that must be satisfied in order to seek professional licensure.

University of the Sciences (USciences) provides the following information for programs designed to lead to professional licensure.

Occupational Therapy (MOT and DrOT)

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) Programs meet the educational requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Pharmacy (PharmD)

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program meet the educational requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program meet the educational requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Physician Assistant (MSPAS)

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Program meet the educational requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in most states with the exception of New York and Pennsylvania.

  • New York requires completion of course work or training related to infection control at the time of initial licensure and every four years thereafter. Specific information about this requirement is provided by the New York State Education Department, Office of Professions .
  • Pennsylvania requires that all individuals wanting to become licensed have 3 hours of Department of Human Services (DHS)-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements in order to be eligible for licensure. Specific information about this requirement is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Contact:

John Connors

Address:

Office Location: Whitecar Hall, Room 2100
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8973

Email:

j.connor@usciences.edu