Office of Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

Graduate Programs in Biomedicine

MSc/PhD Programs

Overview

Both degree programs are designed for those individuals who:

  • hold various master’s degrees or terminal clinical degrees (such as OD, AuD) and wish to secure either a doctoral or master’s research credentials
  • currently work (or intend to work) in the health sciences in medicine, optometry, audiology, physician assistant, rehabilitation, and related fields, such as public health or occupational therapy.

MSc applicants with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for eligibility requirements.

The Master of Science (MSc) degree program is designed to have research completed under normal circumstances in 18 full-time months and provide an additional six months for completion of the dissertation for the Master of Science (MSc) degree program. (Part-time programs also are permitted).

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program is designed to have research completed under normal, full-time circumstances in three full-time years, and provide one additional year for completion of the dissertation and passing of the Oral Defense (viva) examination for the PhD program. (A part-time program is allowed and will generally consist of six years of research and one year for the writing of the dissertation and oral defense (viva) examination).

The Salus Biomedicine programs:

  • utilize a distributed training model linking students with established mentors in successful research laboratories. This distributed training model will permit American as well as foreign students to train near or in their home states or countries and establishes a research collaboration network useful to the graduate in postgraduate research activities early on. (Note: This requires a formal agreement between the host institution and Salus University).
  • be responsive to the need for a more efficient means of achieving master’s and doctoral-level research competencies in various world-wide settings and is dependent on a close student-mentor relationship.
  • for the MSc degree, the program is designed to have research completed under normal circumstances in 18 full-time months and provide an additional six months for completion of the dissertation for the Master of science (MSc) degree program. (Part-time programs also are permitted.
  • for the PhD degree, the program is designed to have research completed under normal, full-time circumstances in three full-time years and provide one additional year for completion of the dissertation and passing of the Oral Defense (viva) examination for the PhD program. (A part-time program is permitted and generally consists of six years of research and one year for the writing of the dissertation and oral defense (viva) examination).

For inquiries about these programs, please contact:
William A. Monaco, OD, PhD, FAAO
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Biomedicine
wmonaco@salus.edu

01.31.2014