Thomas Jefferson University

Partner Schools

Articulated Curriculum Agreements

Articulated curriculum agreements (ACA) allow students to plan a seamless transition into upper division graduate programs at Thomas Jefferson University while still in high school or during their freshman year in college.

Students apply for admission just once using the partner school application. A joint Thomas Jefferson University/partner school admissions committee will conduct an interview and decide on acceptable candidates.

  • Students take a specified curriculum at the partner school and maintain a required GPA.
  • Students earn a bachelor's degree from the partner school and a graduate degree from Jefferson College of Health Professions (JCHP).

Articulated agreements are available for the following programs: 

Couple & Family Therapy

Philadelphia University

4+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Philadelphia University and the Master of Science (MS) degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 4+2 BS/MS program using the regular Philadelphia University undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first four years at Philadelphia University and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the two years of Couple and Family Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Psychology from Philadelphia University after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Philadelphia University undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school/college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a designated Philadelphia University representative and one from a professional or academic source)
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 4-year track at Philadelphia University that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Psychology from Philadelphia University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Philadelphia University curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology

Chestnut Hill College

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Chestnut Hill College and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Chestnut Hill College undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Chestnut Hill College and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from Chestnut Hill College after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Application fee 

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Thomas Jefferson University School of Health Professions application for admission  
  • Endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Chestnut Hill College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Chestnut Hill College curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Immaculata University

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Immaculata University and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or Allied Health from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Jefferson awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Immaculata admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee 

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative and/or science faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Immaculata that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Exercise Science or Allied Health from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata University curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Penn State Abington

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Penn State Abington and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Penn State Abington undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Penn State Abington and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • GPA between 2.8 – 3.5
  • SAT score between 1450 – 1750
  • Science majors are required to have an advanced level of math like pre-calculus, trigonometry or elementary functions from high school

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Penn State Abington undergraduate admissions application by November 30th
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Penn State Abington that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Penn State Abington curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 (3.0 in science courses)
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Occupational Therapy

Immaculata University

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 Entry-level Master’s OT (EMOT) program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or fewer
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed Immaculata undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours 
    • OT applicants should have 25 hours completed at the time of application. An additional 50 hours in 3 settings will be required prior to matriculation to Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Application fee

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Immaculata that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Exercise Science from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata University curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Juniata College

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 Entry-level Master’s OT (EMOT) program using the regular Juniata undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Juniata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Juniata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • SAT (Critical Reading and Math sections) 1100 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher
  • Interview with Juniata-Jefferson joint admissions committee (late winter-early spring)

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete an undergraduate Juniata College admissions application by January 1
  • Personal interview with Juniata College Admissions before January 1
  • Completed supplemental application (including letter of intent) to Juniata College Office of Admission before January 1 of senior year
  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including a minimum of 20 hours in an OT setting)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected Juniata College track
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Juniata College BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Messiah College

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BA/MS program using the regular Messiah undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Messiah and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree in health and exercise science from Messiah after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions.  Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • SAT I scores must be 1280 or higher from the Critical Reading and Math sections or ACT composite of 29 or higher

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete an undergraduate Messiah College admissions application and supplemental application (including Letter of Intent) by January 1
  • Personal interview with Messiah College Admissions before January 1
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including OT hours)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BA in health and exercise science at Messiah
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Messiah College degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University

Muhlenberg College

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 Entry-level Master’s OT (EMOT) program using the regular Muhlenberg undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Muhlenberg and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions.  Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • SAT I scores must be 1280 or higher from the Critical Reading and Math sections or ACT composite of 29 or higher

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete an undergraduate Muhlenberg College admissions application and supplemental application (including Letter of Intent) by January 1
  • Personal interview with Muhlenberg College Admissions before January 1
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including OT hours)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BA in Psychology at Muhlenberg College
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Muhlenberg College degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University

St. Joseph's University

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and Masters of Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 EMOT program using the regular Saint Joseph’s undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Saint Joseph’s and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your Bachelor's degree in either Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services from Saint Joseph’s after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Total score of 1200 or higher from the Verbal/Math sections of the SAT I

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit an Early Action Saint Joseph’s University application (or use the Common App) by November 15 of the senior year of high school and specify interest in the combined BS/MS degree program for Occupational Therapy
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including OT hours)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology OR Interdisciplinary Health Services at Saint Joseph’s University
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Saint Joseph’s degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least 'C' is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Some summer courses will be necessary

University of Delaware

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 EMOT program using the regular University of Delaware undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Delaware and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Health Studies from Delaware after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions (JCHP).  Thomas Jefferson University awards a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • Designate the EMOT option as your choice of major (On the application, the major is “Occupational Therapy (Health Studies)”)
  • Interview with the University of Delaware/Jefferson joint admissions committee (late January/early February)
  • Submit an essay detailing your interest in Occupational Therapy

Current University of Delaware students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or fewer
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview with the University of Delaware/Jefferson joint admissions committee (late January/early February)

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT Reasoning test scores or ACT Scores with optional writing section
  • Common Application and UD Supplement
  • Admissions essay with reference to OT interest
  • Two letters of reference
  • Application fee
  • December 1 Priority deadline

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in Health Studies curricular track
  • Credits earned during the first year at JCHP will be counted toward the completion of the University of Delaware's BS degree in Health Studies

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA both overall and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University

Villanova University

3+2 EMOT

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 EMOT program using the regular Villanova undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Villanova and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Villanova after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.7 (unweighted) on a 4.0 scale
  • SAT I scores must be 1320 or higher from the Critical Reading and Math sections or ACT composite of 30 or higher and include the writing portion
  • Rank in the top 10% of their high school class where class rank is reported

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete a Common Application with the Villanova supplement (November 1)
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • All SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT
  • Common Application School Report and recommendation
  • Villanova essay
  • Common Application essay
  • Activities resume (including OT hours)

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Psychology or Biology at Villanova, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Villanova College degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA both overall and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University

Physical Therapy

Elizabethtown College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Elizabethtown College and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Elizabethtown undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Elizabethtown and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from Elizabethtown after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • SAT total score of 1200 or higher or an ACT of 27 or higher
  • Interview
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Elizabethtown undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected track at Elizabethtown College
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Elizabethtown College BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Elizabethtown curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 overall and a 3.0 in the sciences
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Immaculata University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Immaculata University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or fewer
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed Immaculata undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours 
    • PT applicants should have 25 hours completed at the time of application. An additional 50 hours in 2 settings will be required prior to matriculation at Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Application fee

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected track at Immaculata
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Immaculata BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 overall and a 3.0 in the sciences
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Juniata College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Juniata and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Juniata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Juniata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • SAT (all 3 sections) 1100 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher
  • Interview with Juniata-Jefferson joint admissions committee (late winter-early spring)

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete an undergraduate Juniata College admissions application by January 1
  • Personal interview with Juniata College Admissions before January 1
  • Completed supplemental application (including letter of intent) to Juniata
  • College Office of Admission before January 1 of senior year
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including PT hours)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • Follow a specific 3-year track at Juniata College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Juniata College BS degree.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 overall 
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Muhlenberg College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Muhlenberg and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT or BA/DPT program using the regular Muhlenberg undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Muhlenberg and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Natural Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in dance, psychology or sociology after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • SAT I scores must be 1280 or higher from the Critical Reading and Math sections or ACT composite of 29 or higher

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Complete an undergraduate Muhlenberg College admissions application by January 1
  • Personal interview with Muhlenberg College Admissions before January 1
  • Completed supplemental application (including letter of intent) to Muhlenberg College Office of Admission before January 1 of senior year
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume (including PT hours)
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Natural Science or the AB in Psychology or Sociology program at Muhlenberg
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Muhlenberg College degree
  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is awarded by Thomas Jefferson University after successful completion of 3 years at the University.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 overall and in the sciences
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Penn State Abington

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Penn State Abington and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Penn State Abington undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Penn State Abington and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Averages

High School students:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.3
  • Minimum SAT score of 1800
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Current Penn State Abington Students:

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.3
  • Minimum SAT score of 1650
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of recommendation from the program’s designated contact person
  • One year at Penn State Abington with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Elizabethtown undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Penn State Abington that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Science from Penn State Abington.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Penn State Abington curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

St. Joseph's University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Saint Joseph’s University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Saint Joseph’s University and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Total score of 1300 or higher from the Verbal/Math sections of the SAT I

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit an Early Action Saint Joseph’s University application (or use the Common App) by November 15 of the senior year of high school and specify interest in the combined 3+3 DPT degree
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • All SAT  or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT
  • Common Application School Report and recommendation
  • Saint Joseph’s University essay
  • Common Application essay
  • Activities resume (including PT hours)

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services at Saint Joseph’s University, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Saint Joseph’s University degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Some summer courses will be necessary

Villanova University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Villanova University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Villanova University undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Villanova University and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology or Psychology after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Total score of 1340 or higher from the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT I

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova University by November 1 of the senior year of high school and specify interest in the combined 3+3 DPT degree
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • All SAT  or ACT scores sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT
  • Secondary School Report and Midyear Report Forms and one teacher recommendation
  • Villanova University essay
  • Common Application essay

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Psychology at Villanova University, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Villanova University degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall GPA and in the sciences
  • A grade of at least "C" is required to transfer prerequisite coursework to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Some summer courses may be necessary

Radiologic Sciences

Immaculata University

3+1 Dual BS

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Allied Health from Immaculata University and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University within four years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+1 BS/BS program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Thomas Jefferson University awards the BS degree in Radiologic Sciences after successful completion of the year of coursework at Jefferson College of Health Professions.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed Immaculata undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative and/or science faculty
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Immaculata that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Allied Health from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Chestnut Hill College

3+1 Dual BS

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology from Chestnut Hill College and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University within four years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+1 BS/BS program using the regular Chestnut Hill College undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Chestnut Hill College and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Thomas Jefferson University awards the BS degree in Radiologic Sciences after successful completion of the year of coursework at Jefferson College of Health Professions.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview 

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Total earned credits hours 30 or less 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Application fee 

    Current Chestnut Hill students:
  • Submit a Jefferson College of Health Professions application for admission with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Chestnut Hill College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Chestnut Hill curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework