Applying to PhD Programs
To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $60 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the address above.
Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your research experiences and reasons for applying to the PhD program at Jefferson. Also include your professional objectives.
Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. References from college or university facultymembers are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.
Résumé: A current professional résumé is required
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.
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.
To be considered complete and eligible for review, all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.
Fall Application Deadline: December 1
Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.