The MS programs are designed to be completed on a part-time basis over a two- to four- year period. Students are able to have full-time employment while in any of these programs, since the major portion of the course work is offered as later afternoon or evening classes.
Application to the MS Programs are considered throughout the year and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term.
All application materials (Official Transcripts, Test Scores, etc) should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions; they should not be sent to the program to which you are applying.
Office of Admissions
Jefferson Graduate School of
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Locust Street, Suite M-60
Philadelphia, PA 19107-6799
Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences uses an online application.
2. $50.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)
3. Personal Statement
Describe your specific reasons for applying to Thomas Jefferson University and your program of interest. Detail your professional objectives, including your areas of interest regarding research, study, and career.
4. Official Transcripts*
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. This includes any study-abroad programs or transfer credit not reflected on undergraduate transcripts with full course titles and final grades.
Transcripts need to be received by the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope with an official signature or stamp across the sealed flap.
5. Letters of Reference, Three Letters Required
Letters of reference should be written by people who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant's academic qualifications, preferably from individual faculty or pre-professional committees. If, however, an applicant has been out of school for a number of years, s/he may substitute professional references.
It is preferred that applicants use the Online Recommendation system. If necessary, a reference provider can submit a letter using the recommendation form. The letter needs to be received by the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope with the provider's signature on the sealed flap.
6. GRE or MCAT scores:
The assigned institution code for Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is 2999.
Scores need to be received from ETS and expired or unofficial scores will not be accepted.
The GRE or MCAT may be waived for:
- applicants with advanced degrees from accredited institutions
- applicants who have taken JGSGS graduate level courses with grades of B or better
- applicants with substantial work experience in relevant fields
Waivers are granted at the discretion of the Admission Committee and the applicant will be notified of the decision.
7. English Language Proficiency:
If your native language is not English, or you received your baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction, you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.
8. Evaluation of Academic Transcripts*
If your undergraduate credentials are from an institution outside of the United States or Canada, the Office of Admission requires a course-by-course evaluation of all post-secondary credentials (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable). We accept these evaluations from services like World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). It is your responsibility to provide the necessary paperwork and payment to WES or ECE and to request that a copy of the report be sent to the Office of Admission.
Under no circumstances can any application materials submitted to the Office of Admission be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another college, university, or third party. All records submitted in support of an Application for Admission become property of Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University.
– Application &
– Application Fee
– Three Letters of
– Official Academic
Transcripts in sealed
– Standardized Tests
-- Academic Transcript
Your Application Packet...
All application materials should be sent directly to the Director of Admissions of the Graduate College; they should not be sent to the program to which you are applying.
Office of Admissions
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street