Office of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

MSc/PhD Programs

Application Process

The intended program start date of the Biomedicine degree programs (PhD and MSc) is August (fall term) of each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions ( To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply early and to complete the application requirements as soon as possible. During the review process, the academic background of the applicant is assessed to determine academic eligibility and his/her entry point into the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedicine (PhD) or the Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSc). Each candidate is evaluated by the Biomedicine Admissions Committee and the evaluation includes a formal interview.

Submitting Your Application

If you have questions about the processing of applications or the required prerequisites, contact an Admissions Counselor at 800.824.6262 before completing the on-line application.

You can apply for the Graduate Programs in Biomedicine as follows:

  • Submit an on-line application to the College. 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 for your records.  Please forward any technology or application issues to
  • Print a copy for your records.
  • Application fee ($100) payment online option is entered submission of application.
    If you are unable to pay on-line, please contact the University from the US and Canada toll free at 800.824.6262 or, from other countries at 215.780.1301, to discuss alternate payment options. The application fee is non-refundable.

Non - Degree Student Status

The following may be mailed or sent as attachments to

  • Personal Data - Educational Resume/ Curriculum Vitae - The document should list, in chronological order, an applicant's education and work/research experiences, publications, honors and achievements to date.
  • Life Experiences Essay - Describe those life experiences that have contributed to your perspectives on biomedical issues, values and needs, both domestically and internationally, as appropriate.
  • Statement of interest (5-page single-space limit)
    The application process serves as an entry point into the program. It is important that the applicant has previously thought through which of the general areas and disciplines he/she wishes to embrace. From the point of registration forward, the student begins the process of becoming a scholar in his specific chosen area(s) and will thereby devote the greater time of his professional academic life to the pursuit of stewardship of this discipline(s).

While it is true that the Master of Science in Biomedicine (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedicine (PhD) degrees teach how to investigate and apply as yet unknown facts and concepts, those experiences are taught within individual professional goals and areas of interest. It is equally important that the student utilizes the training experience to begin establishing a network of colleagues and facilities in the home country that embrace interests similar to his own. This will facilitate continuing further research activities immediately upon graduation.

It is very important therefore, in the selection of both students and their mentors, for each applicant to reflect upon and answer the following questions/statements:

What is your purpose in earning a Master of Science or a PhD degree?
Please provide examples of the research questions you are interested in pursuing. Include sufficient background information to explain why you view such questions as important to pursue. Lastly, you should identify what society will gain in your pursuit of this type of research.
Which of the biomedical disciplines would you apply to the above questions?
(e.g. clinical sciences, laboratory sciences, rehabilitation sciences and population sciences )
How would you classify your area of research interest?
You may indicate more than one choice. Please describe any sub-specialization within the areas below:
• clinical including clinical trials
• fundamental
• military application
• industrial (pharmaceutical, development of devices or equipment or other)

Please provide a brief synopsis of your professional experience so far, including any research.

Applicants who have earned credits at another institution have the right to petition for the transfer of some or all of those credits at the time of application.

Any applicant holding a master’s degree or equivalent training (e.g., courses, grants or other) may be considered for direct entry into the PhD sequence. The applicant however, may be required to take specific courses that are part of the Salus University master’s degree curriculum and are missing from the applicant’s previous training. The decision as to the entry point will be administered by the associate dean for Graduate Programs in Biomedicine.

Any additional training or special credentials applicable to the PhD will be evaluated and determined according to Section 9.5.3 of the Academic Policy, which reads in part “Other transfer requests will be evaluated on an individual basis and must be approved by the vice president of Academic Affairs.”

Following the above process, a course of study will be developed for each student.

If you have questions about the above requirements or the processing of applications, please contact an Admissions Counselor at before completing the online application. You may also call us at 800.824.6262 (toll free from the US and Canada) or at 215.780.1301.