State Authorization

State Authorization

State Authorization

St. Bonaventure University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As a member institution, SBU is authorized to deliver distance education courses and programs in all SARA-member states.

For more information about state authorization for Distance Education, please visit

Online EdD in Educational Leadership State Authorization

Students from all 50 states are welcome to apply to St. Bonaventure University's Online EdD in Educational Leadership program.

State-by-State Licensure Information

St. Bonaventure University has reviewed the educational requirements for licensure and indicated below whether or not the Master of Science in Education in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling programs meets, does not meet or has not determined if the program meets the educational requirements in the table below. However, states often require additional items for licensure including, but not limited to: background check, letters of reference, continuing education and certification examinations. The state requirements are subject to change at any time based on the state’s discretion. The university encourages students to verify the current requirements with the state directly and routinely check for updates.

State CMH Licensure Requirements School Counseling Requirements
Alabama Meets Undetermined
Alaska Meets Meets
Arizona Meets Meets
Arkansas Meets Meets
California Does Not Meet Meets
Colorado Meets Meets
Connecticut Meets Undetermined
Delaware Meets Undetermined
District of Columbia Meets Meets
Florida Meets Meets
Georgia Meets Meets
Hawaii Meets Meets
Idaho Undetermined Meets
Illinois Meets Undetermined
Indiana Meets Undetermined
Iowa Meets Meets
Kansas Meets Meets
Kentucky Meets Undetermined
Louisiana Meets Meets
Maine Undetermined Meets
Maryland Meets Meets
Massachusetts Meets Undetermined
Michigan Meets Meets
Minnesota Meets Meets
Mississippi Meets Undetermined
Missouri Meets Undetermined
Montana Meets Meets
Nebraska Undetermined Meets
Nevada Meets Meets
New Hampshire Undetermined Meets
New Jersey Meets Meets
New Mexico Undetermined Meets
New York Meets Meets
North Carolina Meets Meets
North Dakota Meets Meets
Ohio Meets Meets
Oklahoma Meets Meets
Oregon Meets Meets
Pennsylvania Meets Meets
Rhode Island Meets Undetermined
South Carolina Undetermined Meets
South Dakota Meets Undetermined
Tennessee Meets Meets
Texas Undetermined Meets
Utah Meets Meets
Vermont Meets Meets
Virginia Meets Meets
Washington Meets Undetermined
West Virginia Meets Undetermined
Wisconsin Meets Undetermined
Wyoming Meets Meets
St. Bonaventure’s MBA program is incredible. Not only is the structure of the program accommodating for the working professional, but the class sizes allow for both one-on-one interaction as well as group participation. Because of my experience at St. Bonaventure, I have a much better understanding of the ins and outs of a business, what truly makes a business successful and where I see myself in the future. SBU was the perfect fit for me.

Christy A. Williams
Key Account Manager at Founders Brewing Co.
Master of Business Administration