Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs
Program Options


Note: These options are not available for the MS in Forensic Toxicology.

Master's Completion Options

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Accelerated Option

Students have the option to complete their coursework on an accelerated schedule. Accelerated candidates will begin the program in the Fall term and work closely with their Program Director to schedule program requirements accordingly.

Part-Time Option

The part-time option gives students the opportunity to start in the Spring, Summer or Fall term, allowing for the flexibility a working professional might need. Courses are offered in the late afternoon/early evening and meet once per week.

Thesis Options

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Depending on their career & academic goals, students can choose between the traditional laboratory-based thesis or the Capstone (Non-laboratory Thesis) Option. Students decide which option to take after consulting with their Program Director.

Capstone (Non-Laboratory Thesis) Option

This new option focuses specifically on career-oriented individuals who desire the didactic classroom exposure of advanced graduate studies in the biomedical sciences, but for whom a traditional laboratory-based research thesis may not be the most appropriate option.

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This option will be available for our Master of Science programs in:

Earn your Master’s degree on a part-time basis with the added flexibility of this new non-thesis capstone option.

Capstone Option Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Guidance for the Capstone Option (PDF)

Contact Us

Eleanor Gorman
Assistant Coordinator for Master's Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs

Phone:    (215) 503-5799
E-mail:    Eleanor.Gorman@jefferson.edu