How to Apply


Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type


We recognize the significant challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented in terms of preparing your application for admission. As of May 1, 2020, Jefferson College of Population Health will waive the requirement to submit scores for the GRE (or other standardized tests) and letters of recommendation for all master's degree programs.

Thank you for choosing Jefferson. We look forward to receiving your application. Below are instructions on how to submit your application, a description of the review process, and important due dates.

We are here to help you through every step of the process. Please let us know how we can help.

Application Deadlines

JULY 1 - Application Submission for Fall
JULY 15 - Application Documentation Due for Fall
NOVEMBER 1 - Online Application Submission for Spring
NOVEMBER 15 - Online Application Documentation Due for Spring

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the online application click submit and pay the application fee (waived for Master's degree applicants).
  2. Complete the self-managed application by submitting the following documentation directly to TJAPP unless otherwise noted:

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

  • 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 (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation for the graduate certificate and master’s degree programs. Once you have indicated the names and email addresses of the individuals who you would like to submit an evaluation, an email request will automatically be sent to the evaluator on your behalf.  Please advise your evaluator to look for this email in their inbox, as well as their spam or junk-mail folder, as emails do occasionally get filtered out.
  • Demonstration of Ability to Perform Graduate Work

    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 = 2999) or other scores, an official, original copy of the scores should be sent by the examination organization directly to Jefferson College of Population Health. GRE or other scores must be less than 5 years old.
      • Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE requirement for a Certificate or Master's degree program. Please review GRE Waiver Guidelines and application form.
  • 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 TJAPP application. See TJAPP Application Instructions for “My Attachments.”
  • CV or Résumé summarizing your work or volunteer experience, especially if it is related to health or health care.
  • 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 JCPH. JCPH 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. TOEFL official scores should be sent to Jefferson’s school code: 2999.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are valid for two years with an overall score of 6.5 and individual scores as follows:  Listening - 6.5, Reading - 7, Writing - 6 and Speaking - 7. 
      IELTS official scores should be mailed to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions
130 South 9th Street
Edison Building, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107  

Application Review Process

  • JCPH accepts applications on a continuing basis. It is best to submit your application as early as possible.  NOTE:  Once all of the required components are complete in the online portion you can click submit and pay the fee.

  • Applications are reviewed once the online application and supporting documentation are received. You can expect to receive a response within three to four weeks after the supporting documents are received and your application is marked complete in the TJAPP system.

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