2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Page 3 Introduction Portrait Statements Portrait Statements Glorify God The Cedarville graduate exemplifies devotion to the triune God, Christlike character, and faithfulness to the teachings of the Scriptures. Think Broadly and Deeply The Cedarville graduate evaluates ideas, practices, and theories across disciplines within the framework of God’s revelation. Communicate Effectively The Cedarville graduate listens well, and produces and delivers clear, compelling, accurate, and truthful messages in a relevant, respectful manner. Develop Academically and Professionally The Cedarville graduate demonstrates competence and integrity in academic and professional endeavors. Engage for Christ The Cedarville graduate lives to further the mission of Christ in the world as an active influence in spiritual, moral, professional, and social spheres. Accreditation Cedarville University is a four-year and graduate degreegranting institution chartered by the state of Ohio and authorized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ohiohighered.org). The University and its degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). In addition, the following programs maintain specialized accreditation: • The Master of Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). • The Master of Business Administration degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). • The Master of Medical Science in PA Studies has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). • The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). • The Doctor of Pharmacy degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). More information regarding accreditation for individual programs is included in the academic programs section in this catalog and at cedarville.edu/accreditation. Cedarville University also holds membership in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). For a listing of additional memberships, visit cedarville.edu/ memberships. Diversity Statement Cedarville University actively seeks to attract and serve a diverse group of Christian employees and students who exercise their spiritual calling to be agents of reconciliation, pursuing unity, peace, and community in an atmosphere that recognizes our union in Christ and celebrates the contributions of all who seek to follow Christ. To learn more about diversity at Cedarville, visit cedarville.edu/diversity. Campus Setting Cedarville University is located on 400 acres at the north edge of the village of Cedarville, Ohio, a quiet town with a population of approximately 4,000. Founded in 1816 at the junction of two state routes, the village and its surrounding area have long provided a wholesome environment for learning. This pleasant setting continues today. Downtown Cedarville features the historic Cedarville Opera House, Hearthstone Inn, a bank, haircutting establishments, post office, pharmacy, convenience store/gas station, a few restaurants, and two coffee shops. Within a mile of the University, Massie Creek and an adjacent park offer recreation and picnic facilities alongside the Little Miami Bike Trail. Rolling hills and farms border the village and University. This beautiful area, which extends westward to John Bryan State Park, has been recognized as one of the most scenic in the Midwest. Cedarville University is conveniently situated with easy access to shopping areas in the cities of Xenia, Beavercreek, Dayton, and Springfield. The University lies in the center of a triangle formed by three interstate highways, I-70, I-75, and I-71, and thus enjoys quick access to Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. These metropolitan areas offer fine dining, professional sporting events, concerts, and employment opportunities. Directions to Cedarville's campus can be found by visiting cedarville.edu/directions. Take a virtual tour of campus by visiting cedarville.edu/tour. Cedarville University is located in the middle of a triangle formed by Interstates 70, 71, and 75. Springfield Dayton Columbus Cincinnati CEDARVILLE I-70 Rt. 72 I-75 Rt. 42 Rt. 72 I-71