University Accreditation

Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). It will undergo its Self-Study Evaluation in 2020-2021.

The University is approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is approved for Veterans’ education under U.S. Code, Section 1775.

Programmatic Accreditations

Pennsylvania College of Optometry:

  • The Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Osborne College of Audiology: 

Additional Information on Audiology Accreditation
ASHA Contact Info:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800-498- 2071 or 301-296-5700.

Graduates are eligible for professional licensure in all states and eligible to apply for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) and the American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification in audiology.
College of Health Sciences, Education and Rehabiliation:
  • The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Salus University Physician Assistant (PA) Program sponsored by Salus University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2024. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. 
  • The University's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)‚Äč degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) through 2025-2026. AOTA is located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220.  ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA (2682) and its web address is
  • The University's Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) education program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Accreditation is awarded to a fully operational graduate education program that is in compliance with the Standards. The current period of accreditation is 2019 - 2024.
Additional Information on SLP Accreditation
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language Hearing Association Contact Info:

2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850
800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700
The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) accredits eligible master's degree programs in speech-language pathology. The CAA serves the public by promoting excellence in the graduate education of speech-language pathologists. Learn more about the policies and procedures here.

Please note that a complaint about any accredited program or program in candidacy status may be submitted by any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Master of Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Salus University is accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  This accreditation allows graduates of the program to obtain certification as an Educational Specialist – School Speech and Language Pathologist PK-12 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Additional information about the PDE and certification for speech-language pathologists working in the school setting in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may be found here.