Admission Information

To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $50 to Jefferson.

After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit the supporting application materials listed below through your online MyJefferson account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate Application Document Processing
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You will receive a MyJefferson identification number via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and MyJefferson ID on all documents that you mail to Jefferson.

Supporting Materials

Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can sent electronically by the institution to enroll@jefferson.edu or mailed to the address above.

Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your intended research.

Letters of Recommendation: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.

Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Portfolio: A portfolio is strongly recommended  for students applying for the MS in Architecture program. Applicants from the architecture or design disciplines should include creative and/or professional work in architecture, interior design and/or the visual arts. Applicants with research experience should include evidence of this work since the applicants research interests are extremely important. Note that portfolios will be considered in decisions for graduate, teaching and research assistantships.

Prerequisites

Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest.

Additional Requirements for International Coursework

Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

International Applicants

At Jefferson, we set a high priority on the exchange of ideas, research, and education with members of the international community. Learn more about specific requirements for international applicants.

Application Deadlines

To be considered complete and eligible for review, all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

Spring Priority Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Application Deadline: December 1
Fall Priority Application Deadline: March 1
Fall Application Deadline: August 1

Questions

Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.

Admissions
Phone: 215-951-2800
Email: enroll@jefferson.edu