George S. Osborne College of Audiology
International Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Degree Bridge Program
The goal of Salus University Osborne College of Audiology is to enhance the professional capabilities of international audiologists who can then participate as leaders in the provision of hearing healthcare. While a master’s degree prepares the audiologist to learn the skills and techniques necessary to provide clinical services, the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program prepares the audiologist to integrate evidence-based practice and advances in research into clinical practice. In the United States, master’s degree audiology programs have been phased out, to be replaced by the four-year AuD clinical doctorate after a bachelor’s degree.
In the U.S., the University’s Osborne College of Audiology was instrumental in the profession’s advancement for practicing audiologists to transition from a master’s degree to an AuD degree with our online AuD-Bridge degree program, offered from 2000 to 2010. Our new international AuD-Bridge degree program is designed to extend a similar opportunity to international audiologists, allowing them to maintain high standards of practice by the learning and utilization of the latest state-of-the-science of audiology.
The goal and educational objective of our Doctor of Audiology (AuD) programs is to provide the highest quality education to Doctors of Audiology who will fulfill and support an expanding role as hearing healthcare providers in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of hearing and balance disorders.