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The completion of a fully online graduate program at Worcester State University does not meet any state requirements for licensure in Education or Nursing fields. However, the successful completion of a fully online graduate program may prepare students to self-petition for licensure in their home states depending on their home states' licensure requirements. Students must refer to the requisite professional licensing agency in their home state to assess the compatibility of state requirements and WSU program specifications.
State-by-state contact information for those agencies responsible for licensure can be found here:
Additional questions regarding licensure in Education fields can be addressed to the Associate Dean of Education, Dr. Ray Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-929-8883.
Additional questions regarding licensure in Nursing fields can be addressed to the graduate coordinators in Community/Public Heath Nursing and Nurse Education, respectively: Dr. Stephanie Chalupka: email@example.com, 508-929-8680 or Dr. Melissa Duprey: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-929-8419
Worcester State University values its students and is committed to resolving all student complaints, be they academic or non-academic, in a fair and efficient manner. The University outlines its policies and procedures for resolving any nondiscrimination or Title IX complaint in its catalog here:
The University also outlines its policies and procedures for resolving any academic grievance in its undergraduate and graduate catalogs here:
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) makes available to all students a Student Complaint Process for appeals that can be filed with the DHE against WSU based on their residency.
After you have exhausted the complaint procedures made available above, if your complaint has not been resolved, you may file a consumer complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education by using the consumer complaint form. The DHE form should be used by students who are located in:
After you have exhausted the complaint procedures made available above, if your complaint has not been resolved, you may file a complaint with the DHE by using the SARA complaint form. The form should be used by students who are located in SARA member states and territories. This includes all students who are located in SARA member states and territories for the purposes of completing out-of-state learning placements, such as internships, practica, clinical experiences, etc. in SARA member states and territories outside Massachusetts.
Additional information from the DHE’s SARA complaint website is below. The SARA complaint process is as follows:
More information about DHE’s complaint processes can be found here.
This form may be completed by currently enrolled online students in a graduate-level Education or Nursing program.