Biomedicine Programs

Salus University offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Science (MSc) graduate research degree program in Biomedicine.

This fully accredited program allows students to specialize in any area of health science including, but not limited to:

  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine

Master’s and Doctoral graduate students in Biomedicine will be trained and challenged to:

  • Use effective means of reviewing literature
  • Find and master the most specific and sensitive research techniques
  • Produce and manage data with sensitivity to quality assurance
  • Understand ethical and confidentiality mandates
  • Publish findings using methods that maintain the integrity of the research and its interpretation

Flexible Learning Options

Distance Learning/Online
This distance learning option meets the needs of the University’s unique international and domestic student markets. In these degree programs, students take all courses online and link research projects with established mentors in successful research laboratories in the student’s community.

The online learning format is particularly beneficial to those who are mid-level faculty members and require a PhD for academic advancement and professional growth to remain embedded in their communities. Most students continue to maintain full-time employment while completing this program in about four years.

On-Campus Option
Students selecting this option will need to relocate to the Philadelphia area. With this option courses are presented on-campus and research projects are arranged with established mentors in successful research laboratories either at Salus University or other sites in the Philadelphia community.

Dr. ScheimanLearn from a renowned researcher

Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, director of the Biomedicine program and dean of Research, is a nationally recognized expert on binocular vision, pediatric optometry and vision therapy.

Since joining the faculty in 1982, Dr. Scheiman has directed several National Eye Institute sponsored research projects at the University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry, including investigations of convergence insufficiency, amblyopia and myopia. He has also published more than 200 scholarly articles.

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Salus University is ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

International applicants receive support in the admissions process and beyond through the University's Academic Affairs Division of Global, Interprofessional, and Specialized