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We see you completing a Bachelor’s degree at Cedar Crest and then, under an agreement with Salus University, becoming eligible for admission to Salus University’s Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) Masters Program.  There are reserved seats waiting for Cedar Crest students!

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 Masters 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 complete Phase I, and then 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 Program for Cedar Crest students who have 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.

The Health Professions Committee

A group of Cedar Crest faculty members advise interested students, write letters of recommendation for qualified students, and determine policies regarding pre-health professions studies. The current members of this committee include: 

  • Audrey Ettinger, PhD, Health Professions Advisor, Biology 
  • Dianne Babbitt, PhD, Health Sciences 
  • Jeanne Berk, PhD, Chemistry 
  • Jennifer Hayden, PhD, Biology 
  • Carol Pulham, PhD, English 

Dive A Little Deeper

Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies Master’s Programs Description

For the Blindness and Low Vision Studies Master’s Programs, Cedar Crest and Salus University College of Education and Rehabilitation have agreed that students who successfully complete a Bachelor’s Degree at Cedar Crest with a 3.0 GPA or above may be eligible for admission to the Salus University Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) Master’s Programs.

The educational pathway is structured as a 4 + 2 Degree Program and is composed of two phases: Phase I is comprised of the student earning a Bachelor’s Degree at Cedar Crest College; Phase II is comprised of one of the BLVS Master’s Programs at Salus University. These include the Master of Science in Low Vision Rehabilitation, the Master of Science in Orientation and Mobility, the Master of Science in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, and the Master of Education in Blindness and Visual Impairment.

Total number of credits required by program: minimum of 120

Phase I of the Program

To successfully complete Phase I of the program, students must:

  • Complete a Bachelor’s Degree at Cedar Crest College,
  • Maintain a recommended GPA of 3.000 or above,
  • Submit a completed application to the Graduate Centralized Application Service (GradCAS), including the required letters of evaluation, job resume or curriculum vitae, and statement of purpose,
  • Successfully complete an interview by the Salus College of Education and Rehabilitation Blindness and Low Vision Studies Department Faculty.

Students interested in pursuing a BLVS Master’s Program should express interest on the Cedar Crest application. Students should consult with the Health Professions Advisor early in their college work and throughout Phase I of the process.

Admission to Phase II of the Program

For consideration for admission into the BLVS Master’s Programs at Salus, a student must successfully complete Phase I as described above. Students must then apply to the BLVS Master’s Programs by following the application procedures no later than Salus’ published application due dates as described on the Salus University website.

Salus will reserve three seats in each BLVS Master’s Program 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.

Program Completion

Cedar Crest College will confer the Bachelor’s Degree to a student who successfully completes Phase I, provided that all requirements for graduation are met. Salus University will confer either the Master of Science in Low Vision Rehabilitation, or the Master of Science in Orientation and Mobility, or the Master of Science in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, or the Master of Education in Blindness and Visual Impairment to a student who successfully completes Phase II at Salus University, provided that all requirements are met.

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Salus University – Graduate Partnerships in Health Professions

Take your future as a health professional to the next level with one of Cedar Crest’s masters 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: Audiology, Blindness and Low-Vision Studies, Dentistry, and Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science. 

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