Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate Certificate Programs


Applications to the Graduate Certificate Programs are considered throughout the year, and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term (Spring, Summer or Fall).

Application Requirements

If you are applying to the Certificate in Patient Centered Research or Clinical Trials: Operations, please apply here.

If you are interest in the Certificate for Infectious Disease Control, Human Clinical Investigation: Theory, or Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation, please complete the following steps:


Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences (JCBS) has partnered with UniCAS, a central application service, to collect and manage applications to our Graduate Certificate programs.

UniCAS offers a detailed Instruction Manual in the Help Center section. 
Read the Certificate Application Checklist (PDF) for additional clarification regarding the application and JCBS requirements.

There is a  $75 non-refundable application fee.

Personal Statement

Submit a personal statement/essay describing your reasons for applying to the certificate program of your choice and Thomas Jefferson University, and talk about your professional objectives.

See the UniCAS submission instructions for how to include a statement/essay with your application.

Official Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. This includes any study-abroad programs or transfer credit not reflected on undergraduate transcripts with full course titles and final grades.

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services.

All transcripts/evaluations will be sent to UniCAS at the following address:

Thomas Jefferson CAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

Letters of Reference, One Letter 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, he/she may substitute professional references.

See UniCAS submission instructions for how to submit Letters of Reference.


The resume/CV can be uploaded to the Supporting Information section of the application under Attachments.

See the UniCAS submission instructions for how to include your resume/CV with your application.

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 (comprehensive list of requirements by country), you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Note: Under no circumstances can any application materials submitted to the Office of Admissions 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 College of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University.