The George S. Osborne College of Audiology International AuD-Bridge degree program is an advanced-level program of study. In order to ensure the professional needs of all students enrolled in this program, the Admissions Committee will evaluate for individualized programs of study, where applicable.
All students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 30 courses, which includes two hands-on practicum courses to be offered on campus in Elkins Park, PA or arranged to coincide with various national or international Audiology conferences.
The Salus University Osborne College of Audiology has been approved degree-granting authority for the International AuD-Bridge degree program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
To be considered an applicant must:
Submit the following to the Office of Admissions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Submit an online application, along with the non-refundable application fee of $100 (USD), to the University. The application can be started and saved. You will be provided a key number to allow you to retrieve the application and your responses will be saved until you are ready to submit. Please save this key. It is the only way you can access your saved application. Please provide an email address so key number can be forwarded to you if needed. It is recommended that you also print a copy of the completed application for your records.
- Curriculum vitae or resume of work experience, along with a copy of license, registration, or the equivalent to practice audiology in your country of residence
- Complete a Personal Goal Statement detailing your professional background, specific area of interest, reasons for choosing Salus University Osborne College of Audiology, and your post-AuD career plans. Additionally, please address the following three questions within your response:
- Are you currently working as an audiologist? If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue the International AuD-Bridge degree program?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see this AuD degree as advancing your professional goals?
- Official transcript of master’s degree or medical degree in Audiology, or an equivalent, to be sent directly from the degree granting institution to Salus University Office of Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Salus University Office of Admissions from each institution, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
- An international student whose degree was completed outside of the U.S. will be required to submit a document-by-document credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. Please consult agency’s web site for requirements to complete the evaluation. An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027. These services are provided by various agencies including: World Education Services, PO Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, Phone 212-966-6311, www.wes.org
- Official results from the TOEFL (or Academic IELTS) examination are required for all students for whom English is a second language (ESL). Exceptions will be made for ESL applicants who hold degrees or diplomas from accredited post-secondary institutions in countries where English is the official language and in which English is the language of instruction (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand).
- The TOEFL (or Academic IELTS) examination must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission. A minimum total score of 65 (internet-based test) is required for admission to this program (minimum of 18 for the speaking section; minimum of 17 for the writing section; minimum of 15 for the listening section; and minimum 15 for the reading section). The deadline for taking the test is the end of the first quarter.
Demonstration of one year clinical fellowship and two years of clinical experience in audiology, or minimum of three years clinical experience in audiology.
Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. When completing the online application, applicants must supply the name and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a reference. References will be contacted by the Salus University Office of Admissions and provided with an evaluation form. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
The Admissions Committee recommends that applicants take the ETS PRAXIS exam in Audiology (Test code number 0341-Audiology). The results of this exam will be used solely as a diagnostic tool to help us create an individualized program of study and will not be used as a criterion for admission into the program. The test should be taken as soon as possible after the application is submitted. You may contact the Director of Distance Education by email at email@example.com for further guidance on taking the PRAXIS exam.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
For Non - Degree Student Status
Please complete the form found at the link below and submit. This form is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered in this program, but is not enrolling in the full International AuD-Bridge degree program.
Application Form for Non-Degree Student Status