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CABE Graduate Programs
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.
MArch and MS in Architecture
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.
Entry-Level Nurse Anesthesia DNP program
Thomas Jefferson University’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-Master’s Certificate, 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.
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.
Entry-Level Occupational Therapy
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.
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.
The Master of Science degree 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.
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.
Disaster Medicine & Management
The Master of Science 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.
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.
Doctor of Midwifery
The Doctor of Midwifery (DM) 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.
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.
Population Health Pharmacy
The Master of Science in Population Health Pharmacy program 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.
Health 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.
Fashion Design Management
The groundbreaking, international M.S. 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.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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. Thomas Jefferson University’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.
Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
The clinical Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (PPOTD) 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.
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.
Global Fashion Enterprise
The M.S. 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.
Community and Trauma Counseling
The MS degree program 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.
MS in Midwifery
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.
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.
Doctor of Pharmacy
The Doctor of Pharmacy 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.
The M.S. 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.
Telehealth Facilitator Certificate
As healthcare strives to connect an expanding pool of patients to their health care providers, Telehealth is poised for massive growth. Telehealth broadens access to healthcare, increases efficiency while reducing costs, and enhances patient safety, quality of care, patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. As Telehealth expands and is adopted by more hospitals, there is an emerging need for trained professionals who will effectively and efficiently deliver telehealth services. Soon telehealth programs will not be able to run without a Telehealth Facilitator, however formalized training is scarce and underdeveloped. In response to this need, a Telehealth Facilitator Certificate Program was designed by the National Academic Center for Telehealth at Thomas Jefferson University.
Couple and Family Therapy
The MFT degree program in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) 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.
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.
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.
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.