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Never underestimate the importance of a competitive edge in this ever-evolving global marketplace. Innovative leaders aren't born in the classroom. Instead, they are developed through the experience and challenge of solving real-world problems. Through transdisciplinary learning and an entrepreneurial spirit, our graduate students gain the background and skill-set that 21st century employers seek most. With over 70 professional and graduate degree programs to choose from, your future starts here.
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At the core of who we are is our approach to education. In a world where rapid change is the norm, employers are seeking graduates who are ready for what’s happening right now and for what will come next. View our pre-recorded information sessions to learn more about your program of interest and the next steps to apply for admission.
Thomas Jefferson University has a rich legacy. In fact, through unifying two widely acclaimed and highly honored legacies of innovation, education, research and professional excellence, we've surpassed 325 years of combined history. Learn more about our academic pillar as well as research opportunities and Nexus Learning.
Center City Campus
Our Center City Campus, located in the heart of Philadelphia, is home to colleges of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health, Life Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. This campus is where more than 32,000 doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, researchers, students, leaders and healers work together every day to improve lives.
East Falls Campus
Industry demands employees who are ready for what’s happening right now and for what will come next. Thomas Jefferson University graduate studies put access and opportunity at your fingertips. From studio to laboratory, active learning spaces to the student center to research libraries, Jefferson has a distinctive cultural breadth that adds even more value to your educational experience.
The Voorhees Campus for Physician Assistant Studies at Thomas Jefferson University provides a dynamic adult learning environment, including a 60-seat classroom, a large conference room, a brand new physical diagnosis/clinical skills lab with medical simulators, a 12 station full-dissection cadaver lab, administrative offices, break out and study spaces for the PA students and faculty. The campus, located in Voorhees, New Jersey, is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree or who will be completing a bachelor’s degree before matriculation into the graduate physician assistant program. Students are awarded a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree upon successful completion of our Program.
College of Architecture & the Built Environment Overview
The Master of Architecture program at Thomas Jefferson University is a first-professional graduate program designed to prepare students for professional architectural practice through the development of sustainable design and technology skills, knowledge of project management, and collaborative experiences in an interdisciplinary environment. The program is located within easy access to Center City Philadelphia with its rich collection of major historical and contemporary buildings. Philadelphia also provides an ongoing laboratory for many of our courses and opportunities for internships. The Master of Architecture is a 3+ year, 100-credit degree program for students without advanced standing. Students granted advance standing may be able to complete the program in as little as two years with 49 credits minimum.
Jefferson’s STEM-designated MS in Architecture program is an advanced post-professional, research- based degree, featuring two concentrations: Façade Design and Technology and High Performance Building. This degree prepares students for specialist and consulting positions in the broad field of the built environment in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on a specific area of architecture to directly apply your research to your current work or to fit your career path. The degree provides its graduates with an additional credential that enables them to pursue research and entrepreneurial practices, careers in academia or expand the knowledge of the profession. It is expected that students will have previous experience in the technical and professional aspects of building design with a degree in architecture, engineering or other related field. The typical program length is three or four semesters.
The MS in Construction Management, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage each phase of the construction process as applied to complex commercial, infrastructure and residential building projects. Courses within the program are designed to prepare graduates to excel in leadership positions, with a focus on building quality projects, safely, on time, within budget, and to customer expectations. Hands-on activities allow students to learn and excel in construction-related activities and software applications. Classes are offered in an on campus (day and evening), hybrid, and/or online version to allow students to have the flexibility of planning their schedules and continuing to work in their jobs.
Geospatial Technology for Geodesign
Jefferson’s MS in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign leverages GIS and advanced geospatial technologies in identifying and finding innovative solutions to urban design and urban planning problems. Emphasizing GIS-based tools, 3D parametric design and modeling, sustainable design approaches, collaboration and innovation within an integrated process, this STEM-designated graduate program is intended to empower students to find resilient solutions to 21st century urban challenges resulting from population growth, decreasing resources, natural disasters, and climate change. Geodesign is sustainability in practice, and our graduates are leaders in this innovative field.
Jefferson’s MS in Historic Preservation not only prepares graduates to preserve historic buildings and sites, but also to re-envision and re-purpose the past to serve present and future needs. The curriculum foregrounds adaptive reuse of historic structures as well as in-depth analysis through historical research and graphic documentation. As the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the United States, Philadelphia is a living laboratory of architectural styles and periods, offering a wealth of real-world projects and internship opportunities utilizing buildings and technologies, dating from 18th century Georgian through mid-20th century Modern.
The MS in Interior Architecture is a 49 or 69-credit graduate program structured to meet the needs of students from both non-design, design and architecture backgrounds seeking one of the best professional-level education in interior design/interior architecture. This program prepares students to reach their full potential, whether seeking an introduction or building on previous experience. As an Interior Architecture program, we emphasize how the interior environment encompasses all parts of the interior volume and acknowledges the intersection between architecture and interiors. The curriculum integrates theory with the technical skills needed for practical application and immerses students in current technologies and sustainable practice as they work collaboratively and think critically to discover innovative solutions.
Real Estate Development
The mission of the MS in Real Estate Development program is to prepare students to be leaders in the real estate profession and to address the significant built environment challenges of the 21st century: sustainability, gentrification, poverty, the decline of brick and mortar retail and the shifts in demographics. Students will learn to address economic, social, and ecological issues when developing commercial, industrial, institutional, or mixed use and residential real estate development projects. Philadelphia is the backdrop for much of the curriculum but national and international examples are also investigated.
The MS in Sustainable Design program was developed by a group of the country’s top sustainable designers and experienced sustainability professors. The result is an award-winning trans-disciplinary, collaborative design program. Students build problem-solving skills to develop market-driven solutions to become leaders in sustainable design to better serve society. Classes are offered on campus in East Falls, online or a hybrid of both.
Community and Trauma Counseling
The MS in Community and Trauma Counseling (CTC) prepares students for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential. Students enrolled in the MS in CTC program can choose to pursue a Specialization in Art Therapy, a Specialization in Trauma, Addictions and Recovery or a Specialization in Child Trauma and Play. Each program is committed to providing relevant, cutting-edge training that prepares graduates to be excellent clinicians, advocates, scholars, researchers, and educators. Students emerge with a strong social justice lens and a deep sense of cultural humility and racial literacy – equipping them to serve diverse client needs and an excellent foundation to pursue doctoral training.
Couple and Family Therapy
The MFT degree program in Couple and Family Therapy prepares graduates for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy credential. Students in this program can choose a Sex Therapy Track or a Family Therapy Track. Both tracks serve to develop a deep understanding of some of today’s most pressing clinical issues. The Sex Therapy Track requires two advanced courses in sex therapy, while the Family Therapy Track requires advanced coursework in medical family therapy and family violence. Each has specific practicum opportunities that bolster student learning.
Disaster Medicine & Management
The MS in Disaster Medicine and Management offers a strong foundation to grow your emergency management skills by combining academics with required experiential learning, providing opportunities to connect textbook learning with real world situations. Preventing, preparing, mitigating, responding and recovering from a disaster all require certain knowledge and expertise. No matter what the cause of the event, competent emergency managers are needed to handle these situations. Jefferson’s distinctive curriculum prepares students to become leaders in all areas of disaster and emergency management.
Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology
We offer one of the most robust multispecialty curricula in the country and are the only institution in the region to offer academic healthcare programs in biotechnology, cytotech¬nology and cell sciences, and medical laboratory science. The program introduces students to the latest laboratory management systems, regulatory requirements, and supervisory strategies, which provides our graduates with the scientific, creative, and problem-solving skills they need to be competitive in a field that changes with every technological leap.
The Doctor of Midwifery program at Thomas Jefferson University is designed to develop leadership skills for mid-career midwives in the advancement of evidence-based practice, education, advocacy, policy, and administration. The online program seeks to bring midwives to the forefront of transformative leadership to promote the health and wellbeing of women, individuals, families, and communities through the first-ever specialized doctorate for midwifery. The program is committed to continually renewing our vision of midwifery and midwifery education to serve the needs of the field, while raising the standard of care for women, families, and communities.
The MS in Midwifery is a distance education program in midwifery for Registered Nurses (RN) and Certified Midwife (CM) Pathway applicants who want to become midwives. The program integrates online study with hands-on clinical practice. You will learn the art of Midwifery through hands-on practice during clinical placements under the direction of a qualified midwife. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the national examination of the American Midwifery Certification Board to earn the credential Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or CM.
Nutrition and Dietetic Practice (RDN), MS
Jefferson's Future Model Graduate program prepares students to become future RDNs. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded an MS degree in Nutrition and Dietetic Practice and will be eligible to take the national RDN exam. Once registered nationally, RDNs are required to be licensed in some states, including Pennsylvania.
Beyond foundational knowledge, the Jefferson MS/RDN program is designed to emphasize keystone aspects of dietetic practice: communication, interprofessional practice, sustainability, leadership, management, and research. In our program, students will be trained to look beyond the disease and see the whole patient. They will be required to examine the disparities in our health care system and consider how RDNs can help combat these inequities. We expect our graduates to be professionals who practice with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to equitable care and social justice advocacy.
The Physician Assistant Studies program prepares students as leaders in health care and human services through development of their ability to translate knowledge and skills into evidence-based, innovative medical practice. A Physician Assistant (PA) is a nationally-certified, state licensed healthcare provider who practices under the supervision of a physician. PAs provide a large range of medical and surgical services and can be found in almost every healthcare setting. Under physician supervision, PAs conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide patient counseling, assist in the operating room and prescribe medications.
The MS in Biomedical Sciences prepares graduates for positions as clinical laboratory managers, consultants, research associates and research scientists in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry or medical toxicology. Graduates of the program have been accepted into PhD and professional doctoral programs. The program may be completed on a part-time or accelerated (coursework) schedule over a period of 1.5 to four years.
The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Academic Nursing provides access to an unrivaled graduate education specialty concentration designed to foster competency development in the academic nursing role. As graduates of the program, expert nurse clinicians and researchers will be prepared to lead students to think boldly, cultivate nursing education-practice partnerships, and engage in scholarly work to impact teaching and learning in nursing education.
This program offers flexibility to students by offering three online courses (9 graduate credits) geared towards professional development in the areas of teaching strategies, curriculum design and evaluation methods. Two preceptor-facilitated experiential learning components are incorporated into the curriculum required for certificate completion. Course design affords students opportunities to collaborate with expert academicians as they explore the role of the faculty member in relation to service, teaching, and scholarship expectations.
Advanced Headache Diagnosis & Management Certificate
The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management brings clinically important and novel information to a diverse group of clinical learners to improve patient care and outcomes related to headache disorders. The Jefferson Headache Center and Jefferson College of Nursing have launched a Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management. This interdisciplinary program includes three online courses and two on-site intensives. Graduates are prepared to treat a large, underserved patient population. This hybrid program brings clinically important and novel information to a diverse group of clinical learners to improve patient care and outcomes related to headache disorders.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) program prepares graduates in the care of infants from birth to age two as well as their mothers and family. NNPs practice in neonatal intensive care units, labor and delivery, well baby units, outpatient clinics and during transport services. They provide and manage comprehensive health care to critically ill and convalescing neonates, and their families, while collaborating with maternal child healthcare disciplines.
Nurse Anesthesia, DNP
Jefferson's fully accredited Entry Level Nurse Anesthesia program prepares nurses to provide anesthesia care during surgical and obstetrical procedures, and to provide pain relief in hospitals of all sizes. Students in this 36-month, nine-semester program take 92 credits. Its full-time curriculum integrates didactic coursework with over 2,000 hours of clinical practice hours, ensuring that students will administer more than 600 anesthetics to patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures.
MSN, Post-Graduate Certificates and DNP programs
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares graduates to be advanced practitioners at the forefront of healthcare, serving as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, nurse educators, and nurse researchers. Jefferson Nursing graduate students enjoy full- and part-time options for all programs, take online or combination online/on-site courses, gain 16 hours of clinical experience a week in each clinical course and learn from professionals who are active in clinical practice and research, regularly published in prestigious journals and leaders in state and national organizations.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice doctorate designed to prepare professional nurses for scholarly practice as clinical and health systems experts who will lead and inspire health care improvement and reform. DNP graduates lead and practice at the most advanced level of nursing. We prepare students to plan, initiate, lead and evaluate change in practices and health systems. Graduates in administrative, healthcare policy, informatics and population-based specialties focus their practice on aggregates: populations, systems (including information systems), organizations and state or national policies.
Graduates of the PhD in Nursing program are prepared to work in academic, clinical, industry and entrepreneurial research-intensive settings as nurse scientists and educators. Students learn to design, conduct and lead research studies to launch an independent program of research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The program shares courses with other Jefferson PhD programs and is embedded in a framework of social justice and health equity to spark innovative solutions to healthcare problems.
Transformative Systems Leadership
The Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Transformative Systems Leadership (TSL) is designed for nurses who aspire to advance their leadership skills, build their networks, and prepare for current and future-oriented strategic leadership roles in the ever-changing health care environment.
This flexible and highly collaborative program integrates current evidence, innovative strategies and tools to prepare students as skilled systems thinkers, communicators, creative problem-solvers, and effective change agents within local, regional, national, or global health care contexts. Students are able to pursue rich and varied clinical placements based on self-defined leadership goals. Through exposure to a robust selection of coursework students gain skills and insights that are readily transferable to current work settings and to their career advancement. Graduates are eligible, depending on employment role and work history, to apply for nursing administration/executive certification exams offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Throughout the curriculum, faculty incorporate active learning, simulated patient-care experiences and other strategies to facilitate the continued development and application of critical thinking and clinical skills. Team-based learning is also used extensively throughout the curriculum. The curriculum has been created vertically such that material learned in earlier years is further developed and built upon in the latter years.
Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS
Graduates of the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences will demonstrate expertise in the design and application of research methodologies to meet the needs of the evolving biomedical and pharmaceutical industries and academic laboratories. The curriculum provides instruction in all phases of the drug and biologic development process including preclinical drug discovery and development (computational design and synthesis of new molecular entities and molecular characterization), screening and formulation, analytical support for clinical trials, health care pharmacogenomics profiling, metabolite analysis, pharmacokinetic characterization and pharmacodynamics.
Population Health Pharmacy
The MS in Population Health Pharmacy is a collaborative effort between the Jefferson College of Pharmacy and the Jefferson College of Population Health. The pharmacy specific perspective will allow pharmacists to expand their influence over direct patient care, promote cost savings within managed care markets, and continue to push boundaries and further expand the role of the pharmacy profession. By leveraging pharmacy specific knowledge with population health principles, graduates will be poised to meet the needs of the current resource-limited, fragmented US health care system.
Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research
The MS in AHEOR is an academic discipline that establishes the efficacy of a product, service, or treatment; compares its effectiveness to other interventions; and considers its incremental cost efficiency to determine optimal clinical application and overall economic value. The program builds upon the foundation concepts presented in the Graduate Certificate and focuses on the advanced application of concepts necessary for the modern practice of AHEOR in research and industry settings. This option contains ten online courses and a capstone project, which is specifically designed to enhance the student’s career trajectory. This option can be completed in two years.
Health Data Science
Our Health Data Science program is designed for quantitative training in statistics, data and predictive modeling to launch your career. Students will be prepared for careers where there is a growing need for professionals who can learn from data and analytics to address critical healthcare questions. This program is differentiated from other graduate programs as the faculty come from industry and integrate real-world experience into the classroom environment.
Health Policy explores the advancement and implementation of health law, regulations, or voluntary practices that influence systems development, organizational change, and individual behavior to promote improvements in health. Our Health Policy program has two degree options and the master’s degree has three tracks. All coursework is 100% online and uses an accelerated semester format specifically designed for working professionals. This enables students to focus on building one set of skills at a time, but still graduate at the same pace as traditional graduate degree programs. Our program offers options for students to focus on health policy principles in the U.S. or in different environments around the world.
Health Science, DHSc
The DHSc in Population Health is designed for working professionals who are determined to transform the healthcare system. This cohort-based program is small, interactive and focused on creating a community of practice among the participants as they develop their knowledge and skills.
This 3-year cohort-based program combines the best of online content delivery, while also providing students with intensive mentoring, coaching and soft skills practice in face-to-face sessions with some of the best and brightest minds from across the country.
Program requirements include two in-person residencies (spring and fall) in each year. They are offered over the course of 4 days (bridging a weekend) on Jefferson's Center City campus in Philadelphia.
The in-person residency programs allow students to receive personalized attention and mentoring from faculty - an ideal opportunity to develop dissertation proposals, receive career coaching and build their professional network of contacts. There are also sessions devoted to career planning, board governance, and opportunities to interact with industry experts.
Healthcare Quality & Safety
Healthcare Quality and Safety (HQS) is the study and prevention of adverse events, suboptimal care, ineffective treatments, inefficient processes and unnecessary clinical variation in health systems. All coursework is 100% online and uses an accelerated term format specifically designed for working professionals. This enables students to focus on building one set of skills at a time, but still graduate at the same pace as traditional graduate degree programs.
Operational Excellence (OpX) is the academic and professional field focused on developing and implementing evidence-based performance improvement methodologies needed to promote value and efficiency in healthcare. OpX professionals lead healthcare transformation by focusing on eliminating waste and improving system performance. All coursework is 100% online and uses an accelerated term format specifically designed for working professionals. This enables students to focus on building one set of skills at a time, but still graduate at the same pace as traditional graduate degree programs.
The MS in Population Health is an online program that includes a capstone project, which is specifically designed to enhance the student’s career trajectory. This option can be completed in two years.
The program offers three track options, each allowing students to focus their studies on the science of population health improvement or the population health management strategies used in healthcare.
Science Track: This track provides critical knowledge and skills to effectively address population health issues across a spectrum of populations. It is a broad education applicable to administrative leadership positions in healthcare delivery organizations, health insurance companies, government, public health agencies, and health-related non-profit organizations. It is also ideal for general education of professionals new to or considering population health endeavors.
Management Track: This track is designed for professionals in healthcare and provides a deeper focus on the clinical application of population health principles both for strategy and management.
Employer Track: This track is designed for professionals in business and healthcare and provides a deeper focus on the application of population health principles for employee populations within organizations.
All tracks teach skills to lead value-based population health-focused enterprise-level change across a variety of healthcare organizations and systems.
Population Health Intelligence
Population Health Intelligence® (PHI) is a term we coined to describe a new discipline, the role of which is to collect, organize, harmonize, analyze, disseminate and act upon the data available to clinicians, health system leaders, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and healthcare payers. Our Population Health Intelligence® program is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP). AEP provides focused education to current and future health information and technology professionals with HIMSS-approved review courses and training programs, including preparation for CAHIMS and CPHIMS certifications. We offer two degree options: a graduate certificate and a master’s degree. All coursework is 100% online and uses an accelerated term format specifically designed for working professionals. This enables students to focus on building one set of skills at a time, but still graduate at the same pace as traditional graduate degree programs.
Population Health Science, PhD
Our PhD in Population Health Science prepares leaders to analyze the determinants of health and to develop, implement, and evaluate health interventions, and health policies and systems that improve the health and quality of life of populations.
Classes are a mix of onsite courses, held at Thomas Jefferson University's Center City campus, and online classes. Onsite courses are offered during the day and evening, accommodating working adults. Online courses are offered asynchronously using best practices and interactive learning, and are taught by faculty with years of experience and recognized expertise.
The PhD in Population Health Science requires completion of a minimum of 62 credits, including competency examination and dissertation. Students specialize in one of five areas:
- Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research (AHEOR)
- Health Behavior Science
- Health Data Science
- Health Policy
- Healthcare Quality & Safety (HQS)
Public Health is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice with three primary goals: address pressing and emerging threats to health and well-being; prevent illness, disease and injury; and promote and protect human health. In achieving these goals, public health emphasizes social justice, supports human rights and respects the dignity of individuals and the integrity of communities.
The Jefferson College of Population Health offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, which is nationally accredited through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students develop competencies in several key public health areas: health behavior and social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, policy and advocacy, program planning, implementation and evaluation, and others. The interdisciplinary curriculum stresses leadership skills, systems thinking, health communication, global health, and cultural humility and competency.
Public health professionals track disease outbreaks, conduct community health assessments, plan health education programs and direct campaigns to reduce risk factors that foster chronic health conditions like heart disease and diabetes. They develop and advocate policies, both public and private, that reduce harmful environmental exposures and that provide increased access to preventive health services for underserved populations. Many engage in public health research and support multi-cultural global health initiatives here and abroad.
The MS in Athletic Training is designed to help meet the growing demand for professional Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC). The athletic training program is constructed to prepare highly motivated students with an interest in the medical field to sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC) examination upon graduation.
Coaching in Context
This Advanced Practice Certificate (APC), Health Coaching in Context was designed and created to provide healthcare professionals with specific skills and training to use coaching as an intervention within their practice. Coaching provides clients a means to identify and solve issues that are potential barriers to their performance in their life roles through goal focused problem solving. Students will discover coaching evidence, principles, methods and practice, develop skills to implement evidence based coaching within their practice, coach with fidelity reflecting standards and evolve to provide mentorship to other coaches. The Health Coaching in Context APC is built on evidence from positive psychology and principles of health coaching. We will focus on coaching that promotes self-efficacy and problem solving to support client’s autonomy so that clients can live their best lives regardless of health circumstances.
Occupational Therapy, Advanced Practice Certificates
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences’ advanced practice certificates offer specialized knowledge in a specific area of practice like Autism, Neuroscience and Teaching in the Digital Age. All certificate credits can be used towards a post professional doctoral degree in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Each certificate consists of four graduate-level courses that total 12 credits and can be completed part-time over 10 -16 months. All certificates are 100% online.
Occupational Therapy, Entry-Level
The Bachelor's and Master’s Program in Occupational Therapy (BSMS OT) at Thomas Jefferson University is an entry level program for transfer students who have completed two years of college-level courses. The BSMS OT program prepares you to work as an entry-level practitioner in a variety of settings. Students have opportunities to do advanced work and independent study in areas such as specialized practice, research, academic teaching, collaboration with professional organizations and entrepreneurial projects under the mentorship of a faculty member.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is offered in a blended-learning format that includes an intensive weekend delivery. Students attend on-campus class meetings eight weekends/semester (Friday and Saturday, generally every other weekend). Between on-campus sessions, students complete assignments and participate in learning activities online, through distance education technology. Approximately 70-80 percent of coursework is delivered on-campus each semester, the remaining online. The MSOT degree can be completed within 2.5 academic years, including fieldwork. Starting in Fall 2023, courses for our MS in Occupational Therapy program will be offered exclusively at our East Falls Campus in a full-time hybrid model.
The Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) is an entry-level practice doctorate designed to prepare students to enter the field of occupational therapy at the doctoral level. Students with a bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a field other than occupational therapy and who are in the process of completing, or have successfully completed, the prerequisite courses are eligible to apply. The OTD program is designed to develop occupational therapists with in-depth exposure to one or more of the following: clinical practice skills, research skills, administration, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development, in order to engage in collaborative research and practice as a direct care provider, consultant, educator, manager, leader, researcher, and advocate for the profession and the consumer.
Occupational Therapy, Post Professional Doctorate
The clinical Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PP-OTD) is a post-professional degree that provides you with advanced skills and knowledge to enhance your current practice and prepares you to be an innovator in traditional and emerging areas of occupational therapy. Students also have the opportunity to develop or refine their expertise through in-depth study.
Physical Therapy, DPT
Physical Therapy is a dynamic, and fulfilling career that is projected to grow as a profession in today’s evolving healthcare environment. Today’s physical therapists care for people of all ages to restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function.
Jefferson's Department of Physical Therapy (PT) offers one of the most respected PT programs in the region. Students from around the country come here to experience a positive, collaborative learning environment that contributes to success.
Speech Language Pathology
Our MS in Speech Language Pathology (MS-SLP) program is a two-year, 60-credit, program designed to provide diverse academic and clinical experiences in the field of communication disorders and sciences to ensure that graduates have the competencies to excel as independent clinicians and as members of collaborative clinical teams. It is housed within the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, which also includes graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
Teaching in the Digital Age
As the need for occupational therapists increases, so does the demand for qualified OT educators to prepare the future workforce. This specialty certificate offers registered and licensed occupational therapists fundamental knowledge and skills to teach OT curricula in schools and other applied settings.
Using Design in Healthcare Delivery
The Advanced Practice Certificate in Using Design in Healthcare Delivery was created to provide practicing occupational therapy practitioners and other healthcare professionals with specific knowledge in design principles and a distinct skill-set in design approaches and methods that will enhance their practice and expand interprofessional collaborative opportunities. Through four, 3-credit online courses with limited on-campus sessions, students will learn to apply design principles and strategies to enhance client intervention planning, implementation, and outcomes.
Fashion Design Management
The groundbreaking, international MS in Fashion Design Management program, developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, is uniquely focused on developing design and fashion leaders of tomorrow. This 18-month program will prepare you to enter managerial roles within the apparel industry. By moving beyond the hand-crafted approach to fashion, you will have the opportunity to focus on design as a strategic function, integrated along the cycle of research and design, product development, branding and distribution.
Global Fashion Enterprise
The MS in Global Fashion Enterprise (MSGFE) program expands the career horizons of forward-thinking professionals with diverse backgrounds in fashion design, merchandising, management, and other industries.
Students benefit from a focus on global fashion development and an appreciation of apparel ecosystems throughout the value chain. The program goes beyond the classroom to emphasize experiential learning by giving students the opportunity to travel to overseas destinations such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain and London and interact with professionals and organizations from different aspects of the fashion industry.
Graduates of Thomas Jefferson University, which is ranked in the top 20 fashion schools in the world by Business of Fashion, and the MSGFE program possess the skills, knowledge and industry networks to bring value-added innovation to the fashion industry and to manage a thriving global fashion enterprise successfully.
Health Communication Design
Health Communication Design is for visionary individuals driven by a passion to address critical and complex health communication design issues for people, communities, healthcare providers and policymakers. Through a series of themed, stackable certificates, delivered in a low-residency model, the MS in Health Communication Design equips students with theory and practice-based design skills to create health-related change that improves the human condition. The program employs a process informed by user-centered research, empathy, and a transdisciplinary, collaborative, multi-modal approach.
Thomas Jefferson University offers an Innovation Master of Business Administration (iMBA) on both their East falls and Center City campuses. The unique curriculum is a truly innovative approach to graduate business education. Open to collaborators from all backgrounds and disciplines, our program enables students to learn and problem-solve as part of a diverse team. Full-time students can earn their degree in only 12 months–an excellent option to immediately follow undergraduate programs. Part-time students can study on a schedule that accommodates their career and earn their graduate degree in as few as 24 months to achieve their next career goal.
The MS in Taxation Program at Jefferson is geared toward practicing accountants in the fields of public, corporate, and governmental accounting as well as lawyers, financial managers and planners who need extensive information and formal study in taxation. The program prepares students for professional tax practice whether they are earning their degree, expanding their expertise on a specific topic, or taking courses to maintain their CPA license. We offer full-time and part-time options to accommodate work schedules and to allow students to earn their degrees rapidly.
The MS in Textile Design at Jefferson, with our state-of-the-art facilities including Centers of Excellence in Surface Imaging, Jacquard Weaving, and Whole Garment Knitting, enables students to blend aesthetic, creative skills with emerging technologies. Studio culture led by our faculty of experts promotes critical discourse, expanding the possibilities. Partnerships with industry, national and international design competitions and exhibitions at global trade shows provide practical experience as students are immersed in innovative individual discovery and excellence in design.
User Experience & Interaction Design
- Develop skills in planning, organizing and executing an interactive visual design.
- Practice critical thinking skills and problem-solving for complex interactive design projects on both a formal and conceptual level.
- Gain a competence in digital technologies, analytics, information design, strategy and methods of usability.
- Learn to collaborative on interdisciplinary work, fundamental to the success of in digital design.
- Learn best practices in visual communication and information literacy.
- Expand development, production and post-production knowledge.
Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering
Thomas Jefferson University offers a new transformational (9-12 months) 36-credit Master’s Degree Program in Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering that will be delivered at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) and is ideal for employment focused graduates with first degrees in Life Sciences and Engineering.