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Applying to Continuing Studies FAQs

Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (JGSBS) uses an online application which allows applicants to submit their application fee, personal statement and resume/CV.

Applications are considered on a rolling-admissions basis throughout the year and newly matriculated students may begin coursework in any academic term. (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

A complete application consists of:

  • A complete application submitted online with non-refundable, $10.00 application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing completion of baccalaureate degree.
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume/CV
  • English 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.
  • Transcript Evaluation: If you completed your undergraduate/graduate work outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from WES (

For other information (Student VISA, etc) please visit our Office of International Affairs

The maximum number of credits a student may take in non-degree status is thirteen (13). Non-degree students who wish to apply to an approved graduate program should refer to the section on General Admissions Requirements in the CGS Catalog.

Non-degree students may enroll for a maximum period of two years (6 semesters) and may register for no more than seven (7) credits in any one semester.

All application materials should be sent to the JGSBS Office of Admission at the following address:

Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Office of Admissions
1020 Locust St. Alumni Hall, Rm M46
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The application fee is $10.00. The fee is non-refundable.

We regret that we do not waive the application fee for the non-degree status.

The Admissions Office holds several Master of Science Information Sessions throughout the year. A Program Director leads a presentation and answers questions from prospective students while an admissions representative discusses the application process. For upcoming dates visit and check under ‘Upcoming Events’ or go to

Courses taken as Non-degree are the same courses we offer to our M.S. students. Completed Non-degree courses may later be applied toward a graduate certificate or degree program.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Admissions Office at (215) 503-4400 while specific questions about the programs can be directed to Eleanor Gorman, Assistant Coordinator for MS Programs in the Basic Sciences, at (215) 503-5799.