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Rosemont College and Salus University Announce Nine New Degree Partnerships

Rosemont College and Salus University have signed articulation agreements for nine new collaborative programs.

Rosemont College President Sharon L. Hirsh, PhD and Salus University President Michael Mittelman, OD, launched the collaboration on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at an event on Rosemont’s campus. The nine agreements are the first for the Rosemont and Salus partnership.

The new degree programs enable Rosemont undergraduates to apply for master’s degrees and doctoral degrees from Salus University upon completion of their bachelor’s degree from Rosemont. The Salus programs either guarantee an interview or a reserved seat for Rosemont students when they meet the admission and prerequisite requirements.

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Salus University,” said Sharon L. Hirsh, PhD, President of Rosemont College. “Our students are very successful in the sciences, and these collaborations will enable them to enter exciting and growing fields across the healthcare spectrum after building a solid undergraduate foundation at Rosemont.”

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with the exceptional leadership team and staff at Rosemont College,” said Michael Mittelman, OD, President of Salus University. “We’re extremely excited to expand our collaboration to offer their students opportunities in healthcare professions we have on our campus. This is something our students and faculty will also greatly benefit from, given Rosemont’s excellent reputation in the sciences. Entering into these types of partnerships and agreements will become even more essential as the health education landscape continues to change around us. Taking a proactive position such as this will help to ensure both Salus and Rosemont students have access to the very best programs possible.”

The new agreements include:

  1. Master of Education, Blindness and Visual Impairment (TVI)
  2. Master of Science, Low Vision Rehabilitation (LVR)
  3. Master of Science, Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  4. Master of Science, Orientation and Mobility (O&M)
  5. Master of Science, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)
  6. Physician Assistant (MMS)
  7. Doctor of Audiology (AuD) On-Campus Program
  8. Doctor of Optometry (OD) 3 + 4
  9. Doctor of Optometry (OD) Traditional Program

About Rosemont College

Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is a private, coeducational Catholic institution. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. The college respects and embraces diversity and individuality and promotes students’ lifelong success. For more information, visit

About Salus University

Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1919, today is a diversified, globally recognized professional academic center of learning that offers a wide range of degree programs in the professions of Optometry, Audiology, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Biomedicine, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Salus operates four clinical facilities in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties that provide highly specialized vision, hearing and balance, and speech-language pathology services. The University has more than 1,200 students, and more than 14,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, please visit Salus is currently celebrating a century of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, its founding school. For more information about the legacy, please visit