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Cooperative Agreements

Institutional Partnerships designed with your Success in Mind

Cedar Crest collaborates with a number of other academic institutions to provide our students with innovative pathways that help them achieve success in their chosen fields.

Salus University - Graduate Partnerships in Health Professions

Take your future as a health professional to the next level with one of Cedar Crest’s master or doctoral degree partnerships with Salus University. These cooperative programs, which prepare you for life and work in crucial fields and an ever-changing world, offer preferential admission to eligible Cedar Crest students in the following areas:

3 + 4 Doctor of Audiology Degree Program

For the Doctor of Audiology degree program, Cedar Crest and Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology have agreed students who successfully complete the 90 semester credit pre-audiology curriculum at Cedar Crest with a 3.3 GPA or above may be eligible for admission to the Salus University Osborne College of Audiology (OCA) Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program.

The educational pathway is referred to as 3 + 4 Doctor of Audiology Degree Program and is composed of two phases: Phase I is comprised of the student earning a minimum of 90 semester credits at Cedar Crest, which includes the pre-audiology curriculum; Phase II is comprised of the Doctor of Audiology degree program at Salus OCA.

Salus OCA will reserve three seats in each incoming class for the Doctor of Audiology for Cedar Crest College students who have successfully completed Phase I of the program and Phase II of the application process. If there are more than three such qualified Cedar Crest students, the remaining students will be considered for admission along with all other applicants.

3 + 4 Doctor of Optometry Degree Program

Under this agreement, students who successfully complete the minimum 90 semester credit pre-optometry curriculum at Cedar Crest with a 3.0 GPA or above may be eligible for admission into the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program.
The educational pathway is referred to as 3 + 4 Degree Program and includes two phases: Phase I is comprised of the pre-optometry curriculum at CCC; Phase II is comprised of the Doctor of Optometry Degree at Salus PCO.
In Phase I, Cedar Crest will admit those students who meet the admissions requirements of the program and will submit to the Salus Office of Admissions the name and contact information for each student who begins Phase I of the program. Salus will communicate with each student who advances through Phase I of the program. Relevant information about the program will be provided, and a visit to the Salus Office of Admissions for a pre-application appointment will be encouraged.

To complete Phase I of the program, a student must: (1) Complete the pre-optometry curriculum at Cedar Crest, which must consist of a minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate education, including the required prerequisites. Students who successfully complete Phase I must then apply to the Doctor of Optometry program at Salus PCO by following the application procedures as described on the website no later than Dec. 1 of the intending year. The admission procedure includes the completion of a successful on-campus interview.

Salus PCO will reserve three seats in each class of the Doctor of Optometry program for Cedar Crest students who have successfully completed Phase I of the program and Phase II of the application process. If there are more than three such qualified Cedar Crest students, the remaining students will be considered for admission along with all other applicants.

4 + 2 Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies Master’s Programs

Under this agreement, students who successfully complete a bachelor’s degree at Cedar Crest may be eligible for admission to Salus University’s Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) Master’s Programs.

The educational pathway is referred to as the 4 + 2 Degree Program and includes two phases: Phase I is comprised of a bachelor’s degree at Cedar Crest; Phase II is comprised of one of the BLVS Master’s Programs at Salus:

  • Master of Science in Low Vision Rehabilitation 
  • Master of Science in Orientation and Mobility
  • Master of Science in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Master of Education in Blindness and Visual Impairment

Cedar Crest College will admit students who meet the requirements for Phase I of the program and will submit to the Salus Office of Admissions the name and contact information for each student who begins Phase I. Salus will communicate with each student who advances through Phase I. Relevant information about the program will be provided, and a visit to the Salus Office of Admissions for a pre-application appointment will be encouraged.

For admission into the program at Salus BLVS programs, a student must successfully complete Phase I, then must apply to the BLVS Master’s Program by following application procedures no later than Salus’ published application due dates as described on the University’s website.
Salus will reserve three seats in each BLVS Masters’ Programs for Cedar Crest students who have successfully completed Phase I of the program and Phase II of the application process. If there are more than three such qualified Cedar Crest students, the remaining students will be considered for admission along with all other applicants.

4 + 2 Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science Degree Program

Under this agreement, students who successfully complete a Bachelor of Science degree and the minimum 120 semester credit pre-physician assistant curriculum at Cedar Crest College with a 3.5 GPS or above may be eligible for admission to the Salus Physician Assistant (PA) program.
The educational pathway is referred to as the 4 + 2 Degree Program and includes two phases: Phase I is comprised of the pre-physician assistant curriculum at Cedar Crest; Phase II is comprised of the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Salus.

Cedar Crest College will admit students who meet the requirements for Phase I of the program and will submit to the Salus Office of Admissions the name and contact information for each student who begins Phase I. Salus will communicate with each student who advances through Phase I. Relevant information about the program will be provided, and a visit to the Salus Office of Admissions for a pre-application appointment will be encouraged.

For admission into the program, a student must successfully complete Phase I and then apply to the PA Program by following the application procedures described on the Salus website. The admissions procedures include the completion of a successful on-campus interview.

Rosemont College – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Cedar Crest has partnered with Rosemont College to deliver Rosemont’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s program on our campus in Allentown. The 60-credit program earns a master's degree, satisfies licensure education requirements, and prepares you with the exceptional skills and specialized knowledge you need to work in a variety of professional settings with the populations you want to positively impact.

Learn more about the program here.