State Restrictions for Distance Education

The United States Department of Education regulation 34 C.F.R. §600.9(c) requires institutions to meet any state requirements to legally offer postsecondary distance or correspondence education in states where they are not physically located. The authorization requirements, as well as application processes, vary significantly from state to state.

Information about the University of Miami’s accreditation and appropriate contacts to help resolve student complaints are found on our home page: Assessment and Accreditation at UM.

Please contact our Compliance Specialist at 305-284-9431 should you have questions regarding the ability of the University of Miami to offer distance education in your state.

All University of Miami college-level distance education courses and programs are restricted in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Due to field work requirements, such as internships and practicums, the Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management, the Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries, and the Master of Music in Music Therapy are restricted in the following states:

  • Delaware
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Due to licensure requirements, the Master of Music in Music Therapy is restricted in the following state:

  • New York

For further information about state authorization for distance education, please contact:

Ms. Gisela Dominguez
Compliance Specialist
Telephone 305-284-9431
E-mail:gdominguez@miami.edu

Revised October 15, 2014