The Osborne College of Audiology Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Online Bridge degree program is an advanced-level program of study. In order to ensure the professional needs of all students enrolled in this program, the Admissions Committee will evaluate for individualized programs of study, where applicable.
All students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 30 courses, which includes two hands-on practicum courses to be offered on campus in Elkins Park, PA or arranged to coincide with various national or international Audiology conferences.
The Salus University Osborne College of Audiology has been approved degree-granting authority for the AuD Online Bridge degree program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Please note: Salus University students who have successfully completed the Master of Science in Clinical Audiology (MSCA) degree program may apply to the AuD Online Bridge Program through a internal application process. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
To be considered an applicant must:
- Upload through GradCAS a Personal Goal Statement detailing your professional background, specific area of interest, reasons for choosing Salus University Osborne College of Audiology, and your post-AuD career plans. Additionally, please address the following three questions within your response:
- Are you currently working as an audiologist? If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue the AuD Online Bridge degree program?
- What are your professional goals?
- How do you see this AuD degree as advancing your professional goals?
- 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. The deadline for taking the test is the end of the first quarter.
- If submitting TOEFL scores, please use the GradCAS code of B886.
- If submitting IELTS scores, please send scores directly to Salus University, Office of Admissions.
Demonstration of one year clinical fellowship and two years of clinical experience in audiology, or minimum of three years clinical experience in audiology.
Arrange for two letters of evaluation to be submitted on your behalf through the GradCAS portal. When completing the 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. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work, employment record, and/or personal characteristics.
The Admissions Committee recommends that applicants take the ETS PRAXIS exam in Audiology (Test code number 0341-Audiology). The results of this exam will be used solely as a diagnostic tool to help us create an individualized program of study and will not be used as a criterion for admission into the program. The test should be taken as soon as possible after the application is submitted. You may contact the Director of Distance Education by email at email@example.com for further guidance on taking the PRAXIS exam.
- All credentials submitted on behalf of an applicant become a part of that applicant’s file with the University and cannot be returned.