Thomas Jefferson University

Graduate Admissions & Articulation Agreements

Graduate Admissions Partnership/Articulation Agreements

At Jefferson we value the educational experiences for students from all accredited colleges and universities. We have partnered with many institutions to provide students ease in access graduate education opportunities at Jefferson.

Guaranteed Admission Interview Program Partnerships

The Interview Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn an admissions interview with several of Jefferson’s highly sought after degree programs.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Participating Partners: 

  • Elizabethtown College
  • Villanova University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Thomas Jefferson University

Eligibility Criteria

The Interview Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn an admissions interview with the Jefferson program. The following criteria are required to be met to earn a guaranteed admission interview:

  • Be a full-time student since matriculation at the partner school
  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a bachelor’s degree from the partner school prior to enrollment in the program at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant to apply to the Interview Program
  • Meet the program’s minimum admissions criteria, for the application year the student is applying:
    • Degree Requirement: Any bachelor’s degree
    • GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 overall and 3.0 science GPA are required
    • Prerequisite Coursework Requirement: 41 semester credits with a grade of a “C” or better in the following course areas:

 

COURSE SUBJECT SEMESTER CREDITS
Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab * 4
Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab * 4
General Biology I w/Lab 4
General Biology II w/Lab 4
General Chemistry I w/Lab 4
General Chemistry II w/Lab 4
Physics I w/Lab ** 4
Physics II w/Lab ** 4
Statistics 3
Psychology *** 6
English Composition/Writing 3

 

* 8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.
** Algebra or Calculus-based.

***Any Statistics Course
****Any Psychology Course

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) or Master of Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Participating Partners

  • Messiah College
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Villanova University
  • Juniata College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • University of the Arts

Eligibility Criteria

The Interview Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn an admissions interview with the Jefferson program. The following criteria are required to be met to earn a guaranteed admission interview:

  • Be a full-time student since matriculation at the partner school
  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a bachelor’s degree from the partner school prior to enrollment in the program at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant to the program
  • Meet the program’s minimum admissions criteria, for the application year the student is applying:
    • Degree Requirement: Any bachelor’s degree program
    • GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 prerequisite coursework GPA
    • Prerequisite Coursework Requirement: 30 semester credits from the following specific course areas with a grade of a “B-“ or better:

 

COURSE SUBJECT SEMESTER CREDITS
Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab * 4
Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab* 4
Physics w/ lab or Biomechanics w/ lab** 4
Statistics 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Developmental or Lifespan Psychology 3
Sociology (ANY Soc) OR Cultural Anthropology *** 3
English/Writing**** 3
English/Writing**** 3

 

*8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy and 4 credits of Human Physiology required. Labs must be included.

**Physics can be Algebra or Calculus based

***Any sociology course will meet this prerequisite or cultural anthropology. If a student’s institution does not offer cultural anthropology, a course that covers multiple cultures and/or ethnicities from a broad perspective based in anthropology or the social sciences will be accepted.

****Any English course or officially designated writing intensive course will meet the prerequisite.

  •  Shadowing/Professional Hours Requirement: Observe licensed OT’s or OTA’s for a total of 30 hours in at least two different settings
  • Resume/Experiences:  Submit documentation of all experiences gained through volunteerism, civic engagement, club/intramural participation, employment, advanced academic experiences (including research), etc
  • Apply via the Occupational Therapy Centralized Application System (OTCAS) by October 15th
  • Seats are still available in the program at time of application submission

Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology:

Open to all three Master’s program in the 1 year or 2 year format. The three programs are: Biotechnology; Cytotechnology & Cell Sciences; Medical Laboratory Sciences

Participating Partners:

  • Saint Joseph’s University

Eligibility Criteria

The Interview Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn an admissions interview with the Jefferson program. The following criteria are required to be met to earn a guaranteed admission interview:

  • Be a full-time student since matriculation at the partner school
  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a bachelor’s degree from the partner school prior to enrollment at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant to apply to the Interview Program 
  • Apply via the Thomas Jefferson University TJAPP by January 15th, candidates can refer to the applying website for more details at https://www.jefferson.edu/university/health-professions/departments/medical-laboratory-biotechnology/degrees-programs/bs-ms-programs/applying.html
  • Seats are still available in the program at time of application submission
  • Meet the program’s minimum admissions criteria, for the application year the student is applying:
    • Overall GPA requirement: 3.00 or higher (strongly recommended)
    • Overall Science GPA requirement: 3.0 or higher
    • Required Prerequisite Coursework (semester units): 4 of the science courses listed below must be completed upon application along with ½ of the remaining coursework.  

 

Prerequisite Course Notes Semester
Credits
Required
Chemistry I w/ Laboratory   4
Chemistry II w/ Laboratory   4
Biology I w/ Laboratory   4
Biology II w/ Laboratory   4
Organic Chemistry w/ Laboratory Required for Biotechnology and
Cytotechnology programs only
4
Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Laboratory Required for Medical Laboratory
Science and Cytotechnology
programs only
4
Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Laboratory Required for Medical Laboratory
Science and Cytotechnology
programs only
4
Physical Life Sciences w/ Laboratory* Required for Biotechnology
program only
8
Other Sciences w/ Laboratory* Required for Medical Laboratory
Science program only
4
Statistics   3
English or Writing Intensive   6
General/Free Electives   N/A
Total   33

 

*The following Physical/Life and Other Sciences must be completed within 6 years of enrollment to Jefferson: Microbiology, Molecular Bio, Cell Bio, and Genetics. Additional courses may be considered to satisfy these requirements. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions.

As long as the above eligibility criteria are satisfied, there is no limit to the number of students at the partner school who can participate in the Interview Program.

Guaranteed Admission Agreements

The Guaranteed Admission Program allows students to have reserved admission into one of Jefferson’s graduate degree programs. Many of the programs also include reduced admissions requirements. 

Ms in Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering

Participating Partners:

  • Mira Costa Community College, CA
  • Solano Community College, CA

Eligibility Criteria

The Admissions Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn admission into the Jefferson program. The following criteria are required to be met to earn guaranteed admission:

  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing from the partner school prior to enrollment at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant
  • Meet the following admissions criteria:
    • Degree Requirement: Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing
    • GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 overall GPA
    • 1 positive letter of recommendation from representative at partner school
    • Apply via Jefferson’s online application

As long as the above eligibility criteria are satisfied, there is no limit to the number of students at the partner school who can participate in the Admissions Program.

MS in Engineering or MS in Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering

Participating Partner

  • Sweet Briar College, VA

Eligibility Criteria

The Admissions Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn admission into the Jefferson Program. The following criteria are required to be met to earn guaranteed admission:

  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from the partner school prior to enrollment at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant
  • Meet the following admissions criteria:
    • Degree Requirement: Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science
    • GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 overall GPA
    • 1 positive letter of recommendation from an instructor at partner school
    • Apply via Jefferson’s online application

As long as the above eligibility criteria are satisfied, there is no limit to the number of students at the partner school who can participate in the Admissions Program.

MS in Athletic Training

Participating Partners:

  • University of the Arts

Eligibility Criteria

The Admission Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn guaranteed admissions into the Jefferson program. All applicants who meet the requirements will receive guaranteed admission into the program.

The following criteria are required to be met to earn guaranteed admission:

  • Be a full-time student since matriculation at the partner school
  • Be a rising senior/senior year student who will have earned a bachelor’s degree from the partner school prior to enrollment in the program at Jefferson
  • Be a first time applicant to apply to the Admission Program
  • Meet the program’s minimum admissions criteria, for the application year the student is applying:
  • Degree Requirement: Dance BFA
  • GPA Requirement: A minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Prerequisite Coursework Requirement*: 23 semester credits from the following specific course areas with a grade of a “B“ or better:

COURSE

SEMESTER CREDITS

Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab or

Anatomy w/ lab

4

Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab or Physiology w/ lab

4

Biology w/ lab

4

Chemistry w/ lab

4

Physics w/ lab or Biomechanics w/ lab

4

Psychology

3

*While not required, the following courses are recommended: Pre-calculus, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Biostatistics, and Research Methods

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Participating Partners: 

  • University of the Arts

Eligibility Criteria

The Admission Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn admissions into the Jefferson program. Up to two (2) applicants each cycle will receive guaranteed admission into the program. For full eligibility criteria please contact the Office of Admissions at enroll@jefferson.edu.

Accelerated/Dual Admission Partnerships

 (for High School and Undergraduate Transfer applicants)

These partnership programs first year applicants to apply to both Jefferson and our partner institutions as high school seniors and be guaranteed admission into Jefferson’s graduate/professional degree program upon successful completion of prerequisite requirements at the partner institution. In many cases, these partnerships allow students to accelerate their education.

Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Accelerated B.S. or B.A./Doctor of Pharmacy Partnerships

These partnership programs are cooperative agreements between the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) and our partner institutions. These partnerships allow students to apply to one of our partner institutions and complete coursework in 3 years before moving into the 4 year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the Jefferson College of Pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University. Students may complete both a bachelor’s degree and a PharmD in 7 years.

Participating Partners:

Eligibility Criteria

The Accelerated BA/BS Degree Program provides students from the partner school with a clear path to earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree. The following criteria are required to be met to be eligible for the program:

  • Apply to, be admitted to, and enroll at partner institution.
  • Depending on the requirements of the partner institution, students may be required to submit an application for admission to the accelerated program associated with a specific undergraduate major at that school. Students must meet the program requirements at the partner institution.
  • Students intending to participate in this partner agreement should review the JCP program requirements to assure all requirements may be met prior to entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program (https://www.jefferson.edu/university/pharmacy/admissions/requirements.html). The student and partner program are encouraged to annually review pre-requisite courses to assure that all courses will satisfy and be completed prior to entry in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  • Following successful completion of courses required within the first year of the PharmD curriculum, students shall request an official transcript be sent to the appropriate person at the partner institution for review and potential awarding of a bachelor’s degree from the partner institution.

Process Within Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Students from the partner institution will apply to JCP via PharmCAS in the cycle appropriate for entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy program. PharmCAS cycle typically opens mid-July and closes the following June for entry in the fall semester after the close of the cycle. Thus applications should be started the summer before the final year of study at the partner institution.

Per accreditation standards for Doctor of Pharmacy programs, formal acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program should occur following an assessment of the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the program, assessment of communication skills, and professional and technical standards. This information includes a review of pre-requisite coursework and activities such that formal acceptance into a Doctor of Pharmacy program shall occur in close proximity to program entry. The JCP Admissions committee will evaluate completed applications and will priority review known individuals in partnership programs received by October 1 or earlier. Applicants fulfilling admissions criteria will be extended an 

International Institutional Partnership Scholarship

 (College of Architecture and the Built Environment, CABE)

The International Institutional Partnership Scholarship is awarded to students with a bachelor degree from select partner institutions. Click here for or more information on partner institutions and scholarship criteria.

Corporate Partnerships

PHMC-iMBA Partnership – Jefferson’s School of Business Master of Business Administration and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC). More information about the partnership can be requested at enroll@jefferson.edu.

Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) & Community and Trauma Counseling, MS Partnership - Jefferson offers employees of DHS and Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA) a twenty-five percent (25%) discount on tuition for the Community and Trauma Counseling, MS program.

The Alliance of Community Service Providers & Community and Trauma Counseling, MS Partnership – Jefferson offers employees of Alliance member organizations a 25% tuition discount in the MS program.