Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs

Note: Application requirements for the MS of Forensic Toxicology are different and require a separate process. 

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Students with Current F-1 Visas


International applicants who are coming from abroad or who are in the U.S. on a non-F-1 visa are strongly encouraged to submit their admission application by the following dates:
Spring 2018:        November 30th (to begin March 19th)
Summer 2018:    March 16th
Fall 2018:               May 15

This will ensure enough time to complete the visa process. We still accept and review international applications after the dates above, but may need to defer the application to a later start term due to the visa application timeline.


Decisions are granted on a rolling basis throughout the cycle until the class is filled. We may contact academically eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule an interview (provided space is still available). 

Application Process


Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences (JCBS) application, TJAPP, is managed through a central application service which collects all of the application materials.

The application fee is $50.00 and needs to be submitted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) upon submission of the application. The fee is non-refundable.

We recommend only applying for one program at a time. If you have questions, our admission counselors will be happy to assist you in choosing the program that best meets your professional and educational goals. 

Please call us at 215-503-4400 or email at

When choosing your program, be sure to pick the correct start term (Spring, Summer, Fall).


Submit a personal statement/essay describing your reasons for applying to the MS program and Thomas Jefferson University. Detail your research experience and areas of interest regarding research and professional objectives.

Official Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. This includes any study-abroad programs or transfer credit not reflected on undergraduate transcripts with full course titles and final grades.

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services.

All transcripts/evaluations should be sent to TJAPP at the following address with the Transcript Matching Form:

TJAPP Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

Three Letters of Reference Required

Letters of reference should be written by people who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant's academic qualifications, preferably from individual faculty or pre-professional committees. If, however, an applicant has been out of school for a number of years, s/he may substitute professional references.

GRE or MCAT Scores

The assigned institution code for Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences is 2999.

Scores need to be received from ETS. Expired or unofficial scores will not be accepted.

The GRE or MCAT may be waived for applicants:

  • with advanced degrees from accredited institutions
  • who have taken JCBS graduate level courses with grades of B or better

Waivers are granted at the discretion of the Admission Committee and the applicant needs to request the waiver during the application process by emailing the Director of Admissions.

The GRE can not be waived for the MS Human Genetics & Genetic Counseling program.

English Language Proficiency

If your native language is not English, or you received your baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction (comprehensive list of requirements by country), you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.  TOEFL or IELTS scores are valid for two years; scores older than two years will not be considered.

Note: Under no circumstances can any application materials submitted to the Office of Admission be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another college, university or third party. All records submitted in support of an Application for Admission become property of Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University.