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The eligibility rules for taking the bar exam vary in each state. All prospective students should check with the Supreme Court in the state where they intend to take the bar exam regarding any specific rules pertaining to online law degrees. Completion of the online JD program does not satisfy the requirements to be eligible for admission to the bar in New York or West Virginia.



Students from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.



Students from all states except Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing program.



Students from the following states are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online Nurse Practitioner programs:

  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


Students from all states except Colorado, New York, and Maine are welcome to apply to Cleveland State University’s online Master of Social Work program.



Enrollment in Cleveland State University’s online programs does not guarantee licensure. Each state has rules and regulations related to professional licensure requirements, which can change at any time at the state’s discretion. The student is responsible for staying up to date on state licensure requirements. Please view the MSW state licensure.

Cleveland State University has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Participation in SARA provides the University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of other SARA states (all 49 states except California). Additional information regarding SARA can be found on the NC-SARA website.



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