National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a member of the National Council of Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
Please visit nc-sara.org for more information.
Complaint Process for MD Anderson Cancer Center Students Enrolled in Distance Education and Off-Campus Courses
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions is committed to addressing student concerns and complaints. The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education to provide enrolled and prospective students the contact information to file complaints with the institution’s accrediting agency and with an appropriate state agency in the student’s home state.
A School of Health Professions student with a complaint should first follow the established grievance policy: https://www.mdanderson.org/education-training/degrees-programs/school-of-health-professions/current-students/grievance-procedure.html
If the School of Health Professions grievance policy does not resolve the problem to the student’s satisfaction, the student may file a complaint with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) by contacting the State Portal Entity.
Please review the NC-SARA's student complaint process information prior to initiating contact.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the School of Health Professions may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 , or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
The School of Health Professions offers courses, bachelors and master’s degrees that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Successful completion of the programs listed below may potentially lead to professional licensure, registration or certification. Licensure, registration or certification may be global, national, or state-specific.
|PROGRAM||PROGRAM LICENSURE DISCLOSURE||PROGRAM WEBSITE|
|Clinical Laboratory Science||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Cytogenetic Technology||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Cytotechnology||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Diagnostic Genetics and Genomics||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Diagnostic Imaging||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Diagnostic Medical Sonography||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Histotechnology||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Medical Dosimetry||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Molecular Genetic Technology||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
|Radiation Therapy||Program Licensure Disclosure (pdf)||Website|
State Authorization of Distance Learning Program
The School of Health Professions is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA); therefore, we are authorized to provide distance learning courses to students whose official residence is located in a U.S. State or Territory which is outside the State of Texas.
SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs, and is overseen by a National Council and administered by the four regional education compacts (Midwestern Higher Education Compact, New England Board of Higher Education, Southern Regional Education Board, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education).
For a complete listing of member institutions and more information regarding this agreement, please visit the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) website at http://nc-sara.org.