State Authorizations

The George Washington University is authorized or exempted from authorization in all 50 states. Unless otherwise specified, all GW programs are approved.

As a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), the university has the opportunity to deliver our distance education programs to as many learners as possible. Through our SARA membership, we have obtained authorization to operate in a majority of U.S. states. In states where SARA does not apply, we have worked directly with the state to ensure compliance.

Professional Licensure

SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. Programs leading to professional licenses often have additional requirements beyond basic authorization. Our program administrators are constantly working to ensure that GW programs meet the requirements of the various states. If you are planning on taking a course that leads to a professional license, please contact the school offering the course for information related to licensure in your state.

Special Exceptions

 
 
All programs authorized
 
Some programs authorized

The George Washington University is authorized or exempted from authorization in all 50 states. Unless otherwise specified, all GW programs are approved.

 
 
All programs authorized
 
Some programs authorized

Kentucky

The following programs are not accredited with the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. The George Washington University cannot guarantee students will be able to receive a teaching license from Kentucky upon completion of these programs.

  • Educational Leadership and Administration Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Special Education & Transition Services
  • Master of Arts in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership & Administration
 
 
All programs authorized
 
Some programs authorized

If you reside in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, or Tennessee, not all programs may be available to you. Please speak with a nursing admissions representative to find out what programs are available in your state. You can find out more information on the school of nursing’s website.