The Osborne College of Audiology accepts applications to the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs online through the MySalus portal.

Applications to the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Entrance into these programs occurs quarterly (May, August, November, and February), provided that a minimum number of seats are filled. The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions.

Once the class is filled to capacity, applicants may be placed on a waiting list for the next start date. To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply and complete the application requirements as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying to one of the Advance Studies Certificate Programs or have questions regarding the application process, please contact an admissions counselor at, or 800.824.6262 (toll free in North America), or 215.780.1301 prior to initiating the online application. 

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Application Criteria & Prerequisites

To be considered an applicant must:

Submit the following to the Office of Admissions by email at

  • 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 (or Academic 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).  
    • 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). The TOEFL (or Academic IELTS) examination must be taken within two years prior to the start date of the entering class to which an applicant seeks admission. 
  • 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.

Faculty Scholarship

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.
Admissions Selection Process


An applicant may be notified of his or her acceptance on a rolling admissions basis. Upon receipt of acceptance, an applicant is required to complete the Matriculation Supplement form in order to reserve a seat in the program.


Non-Degree Seeking Students


Non-degree student status is appropriate for the applicant who may desire to take one or more of the courses offered, but is not fully enrolling in one of the Advanced Studies Certificate Programs.

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