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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.

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)

Certification:

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Program meet the educational eligibility requirements to apply for the national certification examination [Medical Laboratory Scientist - MLS(ASCP)] administered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (BOC ASCP).

Licensure:

Forty states and the District of Columbia presently do not require state licensure to work in a medical laboratory. At this time, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania do not require licensure of medical laboratory personnel.

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Program who have also passed the forementioned BOC ASCP certification exam [MLS(ASCP)] meet the educational eligibility requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in the following states:

  • Florida (licensure – Clinical Laboratory Technologist)
  • Hawaii (licensure – Medical Technologist)
  • Louisiana (licensure – Clinical Laboratory Scientist-Generalist)
  • Montana (licensure - Clinical Laboratory Scientist)
  • Nevada (licensure – Clinical Laboratory Scientist)
  • North Dakota (licensure – Medical Technologist (MT)/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS))
  • Tennessee (licensure – Medical Laboratory Technologist)
  • West Virginia (licensure – Medical Laboratory Scientist)

It has been determined that graduates of the USciences baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Program do not meet the educational eligibility requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in the following states:

California 
Refer to the California Department of Public Health 
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OSPHLD/LFS/Pages/Home.aspx  
 
New York 
Refer to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions 
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/clp-cltlic.htm  

It has not been determined if graduates of the USciences baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science (BS) Program meet the educational eligibility requirements needed to pursue professional licensure in Puerto Rico. For information, contact the Puerto Rico Department of Health, 787-792-6400. 
 

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