For general information about applying to Thomas Jefferson University, visit the Office of Admissions in Center City.
English Language Proficiency
College of Health Professions: Couples & Family Therapy, Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology and Physician Assistant Studies (Center City Campus)
College of Rehabilitation Sciences: Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Advanced Practice Certificate, Occupational Therapy Department, Physical Therapy, Using Design in Healthcare Advanced Practice Certificate
College of Life Sciences: PhD, Master of Science, Graduate Certificate, Postbacccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4)
All international students and U.S. permanent residents must demonstrate English language proficiency as one of the conditions for admission to Thomas Jefferson University. Students must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores or fulfill one or more of the conditions necessary to waive the English language proficiency requirement. TOEFL or IELTS scores are valid for two years; scores older than two years will not be considered.
Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of at least 87 and individual section scores as follows:
Official TOEFL scores should be sent to Jefferson using the apporpriate code based on program:
|TOEFL Code||Jefferson College
||Couples & Family Therapy, Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences|
|3709||Health Professions||Physician Assistant Studies|
|2999||Life Sciences||All programs|
|2999||Rehabilitation Sciences||Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation Advanced Practice Certificate, Occupational Therapy Post Professional Advanced Practice Certificates, Post Professional OTD, Using Design in Healthcare Advanced Practice Certificate|
|2666||Rehabilitation Sciences||Occupational Therapy, Entry Level Programs|
|5312||Rehabilitation Sciences||Physical Therapy|
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of at least 6.5 and individual section scores as follows:
Official IELTS score reports should be mailed to:
Thomas Jefferson University
Office of Admissions
130 South 9th Street
Edison Building, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL or IELTS requirement will be waived if you have:
- Associate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.
- At least 60 college credits earned from no more than three (3) U.S. colleges or universities.
- U.S. national or state licensure or certification in a nursing or allied health field. (Certain certification may not be sufficient to demonstrate proficiency.)
- Score of 508 or higher on the Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) section for the SAT for applicants entering Thomas Jefferson University directly from high school.
- Citizenship from a country where English is an official language [PDF].