Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition is assessed per credit at the graduate level. Please visit the Center City Campus Registrar’s tuition page to view the current fees. Use the drop-down menu to choose Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences to view current per credit tuition rate. University technology and library fees are assessed each semester. Advanced Education Grants may also be available.

Thomas Jefferson University alumni receive a 25% tuition discount. Employers may have funds budgeted to pay for tuition, either as tuition reimbursement programs or continuing education funds. Get more information about how to pay tuition and a monthly payment program.

Tuition Assistance 

The Fieldwork Educator Tuition Assistance Program offers individuals who have supervised Jefferson’s fieldwork or capstone students in the last 12 months a discount in recognition of their service to the university and the profession. The discount is applied to each semester the student meets eligibility criteria.

Any admitted student who believes they are eligible for the Fieldwork Educator Tuition Assistance Program should complete and submit an application form by emailing it tothe PP-OTD Program Director,

Advanced Education Grants

The Advanced Education Grant (AEG) provides tuition reductions to eligible students who require financial support to complete their PP-OTD degree. Students eligible for an AEG receive minimal or no tuition assistance or continuing education funds from their employers and can articulate the value of earning this degree to their professional trajectory showing their promise as a change agent within their profession or their organization. International students are encouraged to apply. ​

Any admitted student who believes they are eligible for an AEG should complete and submit an application form by emailing it to the PP-OTD Program Director,

Yes. A complete certificate is 12 credits, all of which will transfer into our OTD program. Courses are taught at the graduate level and may be transferred to another institution.

Classes are 100% online and there are synchronous classes (approximately 3-4 per course) and asynchronous activities.

The Program is designed for part-time study so that practicing therapists can complete the certificate while maintaining employment and personal obligations. Students can expect to spend three hours a week in an online class and additional time reading and completing assignments.

Professional Development Units (PDU) for these courses are available through your professional organization.

The curriculum allows for a dynamic interactive learning environment using the latest technology for distance learning, which allows access to a variety of experts on specific topic areas.

Our resources, including library collections, services and technology, are easy to navigate online. The instructor will guide you through this process.