State Authorization

Each U.S. state has an approval process for out-of-state institutions offering online degree programs to its residents. Currently, Northern Kentucky University only offers online learning enrollment opportunities to residents of states where NKU has obtained or is seeking authorization. Learn the status of the NKU online degree programs available in a particular state here.

Select program of interest:

Choose a program to see if it is available in your state.

Approved states in yellow.

Not all programs are available in each state.

Choose a program to see if it is available in your state.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Puerto Rico

Please contact an enrollment specialist for information and availability at 800-985-7215.

*The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Licenses are granted by the licensing authority in individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state. Some states may also have other requirements. Out-of-state students that require subsequent licensure by the state of residence (i.e. nursing or education) should check with the state licensure office.

**Currently accepting students only from the highlighted states.

If at any time during your program of study you relocate to another state, restrictions may apply and adversely affect your program progression. Change of state residency may affect student program status. Notify your advisor and concentration coordinator immediately if you plan to relocate.

Select program of interest:

Click on a program name to see if it is available in your state.