Office of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

MSc/PhD Programs

Admissions Process

Items for Submission

Educational Resume/Curriculum Vita

Applicants must submit an educational resume or curriculum vita. The data should list education and work experiences, publications, and honors/achievements to date in chronological order.

Life Experience Essay and Statement of Interest

Applicants will provide an essay response to a statement about their life experience on the Application. Additionally, they will make a statement of interest, reflecting upon various questions.

Personal References

Applicants must provide the names and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a personal reference. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work, employment record, and personal characteristics. Applicants should notify these persons in advance of providing their names and email addresses. The Admissions office will notify them by email and provide instructions for the completion of the electronic personal reference form.

English Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in a Salus University academic program as well as to help ensure patient/client safety and/or effective communication with members of a healthcare team. Official results from the TOEFL (or 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 IELTS) examination must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission.


All applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts from each college, university or other educational institution attended (regardless of whether a degree has been received from that institution). These should be sent directly by the schools to Salus University Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.

For international students, please send a course by course credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. Please consult the 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 -

The certified copies (transcripts) of official academic records for all undergraduate and graduate work should be mailed directly to the Salus University Admission Office from each institution, not issued to the student. A transcript marked “Issue to Student” is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.

Have copies of your transcripts available to assist you when completing your on-line application and resume.

Optional Information Form

This request for information is for the purpose of assuring equal opportunity for all persons and effectuating the purpose of the Fair Educational Opportunities Act. Applicants are not obligated to complete this form for admission.
Application Fee

Application Fee

An online, non-refundable fee of $100.00 is payable electronically. Please do not pay an amount in excess of the application fee.

If you have questions about the processing of applications or the required prerequisites, contact an Admissions Counselor at or call us at 800.824.6262 (toll free from the US and Canada) or at 215.780.1301 (M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST).