Thank you for your interest in Massachusetts degree granting authority specific to out-of-state institutions enrolling Massachusetts residents in online/hybrid programs and courses.
The general policy of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (MBHE) is to require an institution to be licensed if an education institution chartered, incorporated, or organized in another state, conducts within the Commonwealth any courses or degrees available to residents of the Commonwealth or otherwise does business as a college or university within the Commonwealth. Please note any institution conducting admissions, enrollment, student services, financial aid, classes and other organized activities in Massachusetts, regardless of its intent to enroll Massachusetts residents or method of course delivery, is subject to approval. Religious colleges and universities are not exempt from approval.
By answering the following questions you will be provided with information about whether or not your institution of higher education requires approval and how to apply for approval.
If you are a student seeking information about on line programs please contact the Department of Higher Education directly.