The Osborne College of Audiology Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Online 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 AuD Online Bridge degree program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To be considered an applicant must:

  • Submit a completed application through GradCAS: If new to the GradCAS application portal, you will need to create a new account. Once your account is created:

    • Click Add Program at the top of the application home page.
    • Use the search filters to locate the Salus University, Doctor of Audiology Online Bridge Program
    • Complete the application's four core sections: Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials. 
    • Utilize the GradCAS Applicant Help Center as a resource. 
  • A non-refundable fee of $124.00 is required. Payment may be made through the GradCAS application portal. 
  • Official transcript of master’s degree or medical degree in Audiology, or an equivalent, to be sent directly from the degree granting institution to GradCAS.
  • 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 (see http://www.naces.org/members.html for a list of accredited agencies), which evidences all post-secondary studies completed.  The official credential review (not a copy) must be sent from the accredited credentialing agency directly to the GradCAS application service. 
    • If using the World Education Services (WES) You can request electronic WES evaluations directly through the GradCAS application. Click Order WES Evaluation after listing your foreign school in the Colleges Attended section. Once WES completes your evaluation, they will send it to GradCAS electronically. GradCAS also accepts paper WES evaluations sent via mail:
      • GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
        PO Box 9217
        Watertown, MA 02471
    • Further instructions on submitting foreign credential evaluations
  • Submit official transcripts from all U.S. or English Canadian colleges (undergraduate, graduate, professional) attended. Partial transcripts should be submitted if courses are still in progress. Official transcripts must be issued directly to the GradCAS Transcript Processing Center from each institution, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
  • 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 must be submitted through GradCAS.
  • Upload through GradCAS 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 AuD Online Bridge degree program?
    • What are your professional goals?
    • How do you see this AuD degree as advancing your professional goals?
  • 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).  
    • A recommended score for the TOEFL IBT is 70 or above. Official scores from the Academic IELTS examination will be accepted in substitution for the TOEFL (recommended score of 5.5 or above).
    • 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. The deadline for taking the test is the end of the first quarter.
    • If submitting TOEFL scores, please use the GradCAS code of B886.
    • If submitting IELTS scores, please send scores directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions.
  • 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 through the GradCAS portal. When completing the 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. 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 gsundar@salus.edu 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 Seeking 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 AuD Online Bridge degree program.

Application Form for Non-Degree Seeking Student Status