George S. Osborne College of Audiology

Distance Education

Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate Program

Admissions Process

Due to a limited number of seats, applications to the Advanced Studies in Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis. Entrance into this program 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.

Admissions Checklist

If you encounter a problem at any time during the admissions process, contact an Admissions Counselor at You may also call us at 800.824.6262 (toll free from the US and Canada) or at 215.780.1301 (M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT).

Personal Goal Statement

Submit a brief (750 word maximum) goal statement, describing your professional background and your interest in tinnitus and hyperacusis. Additionally, please address the following three questions within your response:

  • Are you currently working in the field of tinnitus and hyperacusis? If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue advanced studies in tinnitus and hyperacusis?
  • What are your professional goals?
  • How do you see this certificate program advancing your professional goals?

Personal References

Applicants must provide the names and email addresses of two people who are not related to the applicant and who will provide the University with a personal reference. The references should be from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic work, employment record, and personal character. Applicants should notify these persons in advance of providing their names and email addresses to the admissions office. The admissions office will notify them by email and provide instructions for the completion of the electronic personal reference form.

For AuD students in their externship year, an additional letter of support is required from the student’s program director in order to participate in this program of study simultaneously with the externship experience.


All applicants must 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. Audiology-related professions include, but are not limited to, physicians, speech-language pathologists, or psychologists for hearing-impaired persons who may be part of the inter professional management team for patients presenting with tinnitus and hyperacusis . Transcripts should be sent directly by the university where they obtained their degree(s) to Salus University Admissions Office, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.

The certified copies of official academic record (transcript) should be mailed directly to Salus University Admissions Office, not issued to the student. A transcript marked “Issued to Student” is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.

For applicants who obtained their college degree(s) outside of North America, a document-by-document credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed. 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. These services are provided by various agencies including:World Education Services -

It is recommended that applicants have copies of their transcripts available to assist them when completing their application documents.

National Test Scores

National testing is not a requirement for acceptance into these programs. However, if you have taken a test such as Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or ETS Praxis for Audiology and would like to include them in your Admissions application, your test results may be sent directly to the Salus University Admissions Office. Test scores more than seven years old will not be reviewed.

Application Fee

An online, non-refundable fee of $100 is payable electronically. Please do not pay an amount in excess of the $100 application fee.

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 tinnitus and hyperacusis 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). 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.