College of Health Sciences

Public Health Programs


Admissions Checklist

If you encounter a problem at any time during the 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. EST).

Educational Resume/Curriculum Vita

Applicants must submit an educational resume or curriculum vita. The data should list education and work experiences, publications, and honors/achievements to date in chronological order.

Life Experience Essay and Personal Statement (250-500 words each)

Applicants will provide an essay response to a statement about their life experience on the Application. Additionally, they will make a personal statement about several factors, including why this program is expected to meet their personal and professional objectives.

Personal References

Applicants must provide the names and email address 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 characteristics. Applicants should notify these persons in advance of providing their names and email addresses. The Admissions office will notify them by email and provide instructions for the completion of the electronic personal reference form.


All applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts from each college, university or other educational institution attended (regardless of whether a degree has been received from that institution). These should be sent directly by the schools to Salus University Admissions Office, Public Health Programs, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.

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, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, Phone 212-966-6311,

The certified copies of official academic records (transcripts) for all undergraduate and graduate work should be mailed directly to the Salus University Admission Office, Public Health Programs from each institution, not issued to the student. A transcript marked “Issue to Student” is not acceptable, even when delivered in a sealed envelope.

Have copies of your transcripts available to assist you when completing your online application and resume.

National Test Scores

National testing is not a requirement for acceptance into these programs. If you have taken a test such as MAT (Miller Analogies Test), GRE (Graduate Record Examination), or OAT (Optometry Admission Test), your test results may be sent directly to Salus University College of Health Sciences, Public Health Programs. Test scores more than seven years old will not be accepted.

Optional Information Form

This request for information is for the purpose of assuring equal opportunity for all persons and effectuating the purpose of the Fair Educational Opportunities Act. Applicants are not obligated to complete this form for admission.

Application Fee

An online, non-refundable fee of $100.00 is payable electronically. Please do not pay an amount in excess of the $100.00 application fee.