Mount Aloysius College

Cresson, PA

Mount Aloysius College

Cresson, PA

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Health & Medicine Profile


Mount Aloysius College, established in 1853, is one of 17 colleges and universities operating under the auspices of the Sisters of Mercy. The College is located in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, only 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and 60 minutes from State College. 

Mount Aloysius offers a values-based liberal arts education and strong career-oriented degree programs that are in demand. The College’s programs in Business, Education, Health Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Nursing are exceptional. With nearly 17,000 alumni worldwide, Mount Aloysius graduates are part of a proud tradition—now over 169 years old—that combines community service, personal development, and academic excellence. Well-rounded campus life includes 15 NCAA Division III sports, over 100 student-run clubs, and the pristine beauty of a 193-acre campus in Cresson, Pennsylvania. 

Mount Aloysius, a college with a student population of approximately 2,500, has several hallmarks: small classes; dedicated, caring professors; and excellent job placement after graduation. You won’t be just another number here. 

Mount Aloysius offers a wide variety of sought-after health and non-health majors to meet the needs of its students and society. With its distinguished history in the fields of nursing and health sciences education, Mount Aloysius is home to the Commonwealth’s most robust and leading Medical Imaging program. Our premier Nursing program offers the latest simulation technology for our students, who continually surpass the national average on the NCLEX exams. Our Surgical Technology program is ranked in the top 10 nationwide. Biology graduates are enrolling in medical school, and Medical Imaging/Ultrasonography students are being trained on the latest technology used in hospitals across the country.

The Learning Center for Health Science and Technology in Pierce Hall was recently transformed to be a leading location for learning and medical technology labs. It boasts state-of-the-art simulation labs in 18,500 square feet of new space and 26,000 square feet of renovated space. 

Exceptional value
Mount Aloysius College offers financial assistance to 98% of our students and was recently named one of 100 “best value” colleges in the country. Mount Aloysius is also a College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, and three separate academic areas—Business, Education, and Nursing—have also earned College of Distinction status. 


Bachelor’s Degree Programs or Specializations

School of Business, Arts, and Sciences

• Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration
• Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Concentration
• MBA 4+1

American Sign Language/English Interpreting

• Environmental Science Specialization
• Forensic Investigation Certificate
• Molecular Biotechnology Specialization
• Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
• Pre-health Professional Specialization (Audiology, Dentistry, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and other medical degrees)
• Secondary Education Certification

Business Administration
• Healthcare Administration Specialization
• Human Resources Specialization
• Marketing Communication Media
• Marketing and Entrepreneurship
• MBA 4+1
• Sports Management Specialization

Chiropractic: 3-1 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)

Communication Studies

• Addictions Certification
• Correctional Administration Certification
• Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration
• Forensic Accounting in Criminal Investigations Concentration
• Forensic Investigation Certification
• Pre-law Concentration

Dental Medicine: 4-4 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)

Education: Early Level PreK-4
• English Concentration
• History/Political Science Concentration
• Science Concentration

Education: Middle Level 4-8
• English Concentration
• History/Political Science Concentration
• Science Concentration

• Secondary Education Certification
• Theatre Concentration

History/Political Science
• Pre-law Concentration
• Social Studies Secondary Education Certification

Information Technology
• Business Analyst Concentration
• Computer Security Concentration
• Cybersecurity Concentration
• Digital Forensics Investigation Concentration

Interdisciplinary Studies

Leadership in Healthcare

Natural Resource Management 

Natural Science
• Medical Laboratory Science

Occupational Therapy: 3-2 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate) 

Osteopathic Medicine: 3-4 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate) 

Pharmacy: 3-3 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)

Physical Therapy: 4-3 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)

Physician Assistant: 3-2 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)

Physical Therapy Assistant and Pre-physical Therapy: 2+2 (Associate/Bachelor’s)

• Counseling Specialization
• Criminal Justice Addictions Certification
• Forensic Investigation Certification
• General Specialization
• Human Resources Specialization

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Medical Imaging
• Nuclear Medicine: 3-1 Cooperative Program (Bachelor’s/Doctorate)
• Radiation Therapy: 3-1 
• Radiography: 2+2
• Ultrasonography Concentration: 2+2

• Accelerated traditional BSN (3.5 years)
• Nursing 2+2
• RN to BSN


Associate Degree Programs

School of Business, Arts, and Sciences

Applied Technology

Conservation Law Enforcement

Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Handling

Digital Forensic Investigation

Early Childhood Education

Information Technology

Legal Assistant Studies

Liberal Arts
• Health Studies and Science Specialization
• Humanities and Social Science Specialization

Natural Science

Pharmacy: 2-3 Cooperative Program (Associate/Doctorate)

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Medical Imaging/Radiography

Medical Laboratory Technician

• LPN to Registered Nurse (RN)
• Registered Nurse (RN)

Physical Therapist Assistant 

Surgical Technology


Master’s Degrees

Business Administration (MBA)

Community Counseling

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