Thomas Jefferson University

How to Apply

Jefferson School of Population Health
Web Application

We are pleased that you have decided to apply to Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) and look forward to receiving your application!

Admissions Review

  • JSPH accepts applications on a continuing basis. It is best to submit your application as early as possible.  

  • Applications are reviewed once the complete application – online application and supporting documentation – is received. You can expect to receive a response within 3-4 weeks after your completed application has been verified by Thomas Jefferson Common Application System (TJCAS).

  • The latest date to submit an online application for fall (September) admission is July 1. The last date to submit an online application for the spring (January) is November 1. The latest dates to receive the supporting documentation are July 15 and November 15, respectively.

There are two steps in the application process:

  1. Complete the online application and pay the $75.00 application fee.

  2. Complete the self-managed application by submitting the following documentation directly to TJCAS unless otherwise noted:

    Thomas Jefferson University CAS Transcript Processing Center
    P.O. Box 9130
    Watertown, MA 02471

    1. Official Transcripts. Submit an official transcript for all undergraduate and graduate accredited institutions you have attended. If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services.
    2. Two Letters of Recommendation for the Certificate and Master’s Degree programs. Three Letters of Recommendation for the PhD program.
    3. Demonstration of Ability to Perform Graduate Work

      PhD program: Applicants must submit GRE scores (50% percentile or higher in each of the three categories) that are less than five years old. GRE scores should be sent by Educational Testing Services (ETS) directly to TJCAS. (GRE code = 7689)

      Certificate and Master’s Degree programs: Applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

      • Graduate degree or at least 9 appropriate credits of earned graduate coursework with a grade of “B” or higher from an accredited institution, or
      • Competitive score on the GRE (50% percentile or higher in each of the three categories) or other graduate entrance examination, such as GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT and so on.
        • If you are submitting GRE (GRE code = 7689) or other scores, an official, original copy of the scores should be sent by the examination organization directly to Jefferson School of Population Health. GRE or other scores must be less than 5 years old.
    4. Personal Statement/Essay of 300-500 words describing your interest in the program. Include your personal experiences and how they relate to your goals and expectations for the program. Upload your essay to the TJCAS application. See TJCAS Application Instructions for “My Attachments.”
    5. Demonstration of English Language Proficiency. All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to JSPH. JSPH accepts any one of the following to satisfy the proficiency requirement:
      • Native English speaker from one of these countries (PDF)
      • Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university
      • U.S. national or state licensure or certification in a medical, nursing or allied health field
      • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least 87 and individual section scores as follows: Writing – 21, Speaking – 23, Reading – 21 and Listening – 22.
        Thomas Jefferson University requires that official scores be sent directly to JSPH.
    6. CV or Résumé summarizing your work or volunteer experience, especially if it is related to health or health care.