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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 & Fall).

The 2015 application will be available by the end of September

Application Requirements

1. Application:

Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 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.
Please download this supplemental information for additional clarification regarding the application & Jefferson requirements.

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2. $75.00 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.

The personal statement can be uploaded in the Supporting Information section of the application under Attachments. There is also a text box in the Supplemental Questions for the statement.

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.

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES (

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

5. 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, s/he may substitute professional references.

Applicants will submit their letters of recommendation through the UniCAS Application.

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

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 (for a comprehensive list, click here)  you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.


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.