MSU Online State Authorizations

Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) initiative. MSU Texas is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states.

Most fully online programs are currently authorized in all states; however there may be restrictions in certain non-SARA states regarding internships and practicums.

Per federal law, students who have complaints against the school relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can report their complaints to MSU Texas

What does this mean for students?

State authorization refers to the processes institutions must follow to ensure all legislative requirements are met in all states where MSU Texas students are located. MSU Texas is a SARA approved institution and follows the required guidelines. For more information about SARA, please visit  the SARA website.

Professional Licensure

For students interested in athletic training, health sciences, teacher education, social work, or other academic programs that lead to professional licensure, it is imperative you understand the regulations for your state PRIOR to enrolling in any academic program. For your convenience, please  check on the licensing requirements for the state where you will seek employment. If you experience difficulty finding the licensure requirements for a specific state, please contact the program's advisor for help.


Contact Information

Details regarding licensing is available by contacting Dr. Pam Morgan, Director, Academic Outreach & Distance Education at or call 940-397-4785.

Last Modified: 02/27/2024