To be considered an applicant must:
Submit the following to the Office of Admissions by email at email@example.com:
- Submit an online application, along with the non-refundable application fee of $100 (USD), to the University. 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 if needed. It is recommended that you also print a copy of the completed application for your records.
- Curriculum vitae or resume of work experience, along with a copy of license, registration, or the equivalent to practice audiology, if applicable.
- Complete a Personal Goal Statement – Submit a brief (750 word maximum) goal statement, describing your professional background and interest in your advanced study of choice (Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, or Vestibular Sciences and Disorders). Please address the following questions within your response:
- Are you currently working in the field of cochlear implants, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or vestibular sciences and disorders (please focus on the field of advanced study to which you are applying)?
- If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue advanced studies cochlear implants, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or vestibular sciences and disorders?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see the certificate program advancing your professional goals?
- If you are applying for the available Faculty Scholarship, state so in the Personal Goal Statement and also provide a separate letter of support from your AuD program director.
- Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf. When completing the online application, applicants must supply the name and email address of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a reference.
- References will be contacted by the Office of Admissions and provided with an evaluation form.
- The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
- Arrange for an official copy of transcript indicating confirmation of a college degree (BS, MS, AuD, PhD, MD, etc.) from an accredited institution in audiology or an audiology-related profession (e.g. physicians, speech-language pathologists, or teachers of the hearing impaired who may be part of the interdisciplinary management team for cochlear implant candidates and recipients).
- Current audiology clinical doctoral (AuD) students who are in the clinical externship phase of their program must submit a letter of support is required from the program director.
- Official transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions, not to the student. A transcript marked "issued to student" is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.
- An international student whose degree was completed outside of the U.S. will be required to submit a document-by-document credential review from a NACES accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed.
- Recommended agencies include:
- Please consult 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.
- Official results from the TOEFL iBT, IELTS or DuoLingo examination are required of all non-native English speakers. One of these approved exams must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission.
- A recommended score for the TOEFL IBT is 70 or above. Official scores from the Academic IELTS examination will be accepted in substitution for the TOEFL (recommended score of 5.5 or above).
- While we recommend that applicants submit and hold at least the recommended minimum scores for TOEFL iBT, IELTS or DuoLingo, exceptions will be considered for foreign applicants who meet one of the following criteria*:
- successfully completed a degree or diploma held from an accredited, post-secondary institution where the coursework was entirely in English, and provide evidence that it was conducted in English; or
- successfully completed, and provide evidence of, an approved English language learner’s program
*Note: All exemption materials and other appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and subject to the admission committee’s final discretion. Should any exceptions not be accepted toward the English language requirement, the Office of Admissions will inform the applicant of an alternative to fulfill it.
Entrance examinations are not a requirement for acceptance into these programs. However, if you have taken a test such as Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or ETS PRAXIS and would like to include them in your Admissions file, your test results may be sent directly to the Salus University Admissions Office.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.
One scholarship covering the tuition of the first ten credits of the program ($5000.00) will be awarded to a faculty member who is currently teaching a course or courses on cochlear implants, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or vestibular sciences and disorders ( the course(s) must be associated with the advanced study certificate program to which you are pursuing) in an AuD program at an accredited institution.
The scholarship does not cover the direct expenses of the application fee ($100), the eCollege fee ($500), or the quarterly University technology fee ($109-115). For faculty who wish to apply for this scholarship, include as part of the admissions process: (a) the intention of application for the faculty scholarship in your Personal Statement, and (b) the submission of a separate letter of support from your program director.