Thomas Jefferson University
Master's Programs

Note: Application requirements for the MS of Forensic Toxicology are different and require a separate process. 

Application Requirements

Application Process for Fall 2016

We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2016 term however, our online application is closed for maintenance.

If you are planning to apply for Fall 2016, please click here for the application.

Please contact our admission staff with any questions at 215-503-4400 or email:

Marc Stearns        Director of JCBS Admissions     
Jasmine Lee           Admissions Counselor                  



Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences (JCBS) application, TJAPP, is managed through a central application service which collects all of the application materials.

The application fee is $50.00 and needs to be submitted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) upon submission of the application. The fee is non-refundable.

When choosing your program, be sure to pick the correct start term (Spring, Summer, Fall).


Submit a personal statement/essay describing your reasons for applying to the MS program and Thomas Jefferson University. Detail your research experience and areas of interest regarding research and professional objectives.

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 should be sent to TJAPP at the following address with the Transcript Matching Form:

TJAPP Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

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.

GRE or MCAT Scores

The assigned institution code for Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences is 2999.

Scores need to be received from ETS. Expired or unofficial scores will not be accepted.

The GRE or MCAT may be waived for applicants:

  • with advanced degrees from accredited institutions
  • who have taken JCBS graduate level courses with grades of B or better

Waivers are granted at the discretion of the Admission Committee and the applicant needs to request the waiver during the application process by emailing the Director of Admissions.

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 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 College of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University.