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Thomas Jefferson University & Chestnut Hill College
Bioscience Technologies

3 + 2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Chestnut Hill College and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Chestnut Hill College undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Chestnut Hill College and then proceed to Jefferson for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from Chestnut Hill College after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson School of Health Professions. Jefferson awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies modalities after successful completion of the second year at JSHP.

Admission Requirements

High school students:
- SAT total score of 1650 or higher
- Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Interview

Current Chestnut Hill students:
- Total earned credits hours 30 or less
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher
- A grade of ‘C’ or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at TJU
- Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High school students:
- Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by
  December 15
- Official high school transcripts
- Official SAT I test scores
- Essay
- Activities resume
- Application fee

Current Chestnut Hill students:
- Submit a Jefferson School of Health Professions application for admission with an
  endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College faculty member.
- Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Chestnut Hill College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Jefferson program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Jefferson will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

In order to transfer into the Jefferson program, you must:
- Complete the articulated Chestnut Hill College curriculum
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Earn at least a C in all prerequisite coursework

For more information, please contact

Jennifer Raab, Assistant Director, Admissions
Jefferson School
of Health Professions
(215) 503-1046
Jennifer.Raab
@jefferson.edu

Lisa McKernan, PhD
Assistant Professor
of Biology
Chestnut Hill College
(215) 248-7106
mckernanl@chc.edu

 Read more about the partnership on Chestnut Hill College’s website or read more about the BST program on JSHP’s website

 

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