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Please Note:  If you are applying for admission to the MS in Forensic Toxicology, matriculating in Fall 2015, please click here to access the appropriate application.

2015 Application is now available

Application to the MS 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  Master of Sciences programs.

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

UniCAS offers a detailed Instruction Manual in the Help Center section.
Please download the MS 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 MS program and Thomas Jefferson University. Detail your research experience and areas of interest regarding research & 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, 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.

Applicants will submit their letters of recommendation through the UniCAS Application.
See UniCAS submission instructions @

6. GRE or MCAT scores:
The assigned institution code for Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is 2999.

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

The GRE or MCAT may be waived for:

  • applicants with advanced degrees from accredited institutions
  • applicants who have taken JGSGS graduate level courses with grades of B or better
  • applicants with substantial work experience in relevant fields

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.

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.