State Authorization

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is required to obtain approvals to offer online education outside of Massachusetts.

The UMass Amherst College of Nursing is authorized to accept applications or enrollments for online degree or certificate programs from residents of all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina.

We are working hard to expand the number of states in which we have achieved authorization. So, even if we are not currently authorized in your state, we may obtain approval in the future. Updates will be posted on this site.