Advanced Master of Science

Admissions 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 your 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 be sent electronically by the institution to or mailed to the address above.

Personal Statement: Submit a statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program, how the course of study relates to your desired career path, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.

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 Students

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.

Fall Application Deadline: July 15


Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest. Our admissions team is available to assist with questions and to provide guidance on your next steps.

Degree & GPA

Degree Prerequisite: Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, Cytotechnology, or Medical Laboratory and Science from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the program.

Prerequisite Cousework

Applicants are required to complete the following prerequisite coursework prior to entry into the program at a regionally accredited institution. 

Course  Notes Credits Required
Chemistry I w/ Laboratory  


Chemistry II w/ Laboratory



Biology I w/ Laboratory



Biology II w/ Laboratory



Organic Chemistry w/ Laboratory
Required for Biotechnology program only 4
Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Laboratory Required for Medical Laboratoryoratory Science and Cytotechnology programs only


Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Laboratory Required for Medical Laboratoryoratory Science and Cytotechnology programs only


Physical Life Sciences w/ Laboratory*

Required for Biotechnology program only


Other Sciences w/ Laboratory*

Required for Medical Laboratory Science and Cytotechnology programs only


Statistics   3

English or Writing Intensive



General/Free Electives






*The following Physical/Life and Other Sciencesmust be completed within 6 years of enrollment to Jefferson: Microbiology, Molecular Bio, Cell Bio, and Genetics. Additional courses may be considered to satisfy these requirements. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions.

Prerequisite courses must be completed:

    Within 10 years of application, with some exceptions outlined in chart above

    With a grade of a C or better. Courses taken pass/fail or courses without a letter grade will not satisfy the prerequisites.

Technical Standards

Technical standards are the fundamental abilities a student needs to complete every activity his/her degree requires. These standards are determined by the competency, proficiency and/or skill standards set forth by accrediting and professional organizations appropriate to each program and apply to classroom, laboratory and clinical/fieldwork environments. Students are allowed reasonable accommodation.

Learn more about the technical standards for our Medical Laboratory and Sciences program.


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

Phone: 215-951-2800