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.
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: 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.
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.
Professional License/Certification: Upload the following professional licenses and certifications, and expiration dates if applicable, into MyJefferson:
U.S. Credentialed applicants: A valid, active state license or NBCOT certification.
Internationally Credentialed applicants: A copy of your valid, active license from your country or NBCOT certification.
GRE: Submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken no longer than five years prior to application, if the cumulative GPA from your Bachelor’s or Master's in Occupational Therapy is less than 3.0. Applicants should submit scores electronically using test code 2666.
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.
Spring Priority Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Application Deadline: December 1
Summer Application Deadline: April 1
Fall Priority Application Deadline: March 1
Fall Application Deadline: August 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
GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 cumulative average GPA is required.
Degree Prerequisite: Applicants are required to have completed a BS, MS, or MA Occupational Therapy program from a regionally accredited institution prior to the start of the program.