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2015 Application is now available

If you are applying to the Certificate in Patient Centered Research please apply here


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).

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 the Certificate Application Checklist for additional clarification regarding the application & Jefferson requirements.

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2. $75.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)

3. 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 UniCAS Application Instructions for “My Attachments” at:

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.
See UniCAS submission instructions @

6. Resume/CV
The Resume/CV can be uploaded to the Supporting Information section of the application under Attachments
See UniCAS Application Instructions for “My 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.