Thomas Jefferson University


Institute of Emerging Health Professions

Jefferson’s post professional degree affords certified perfusionist, who have graduated an AC-PE accredited program, to obtain a master’s in cardiovascular perfusion from one of the nation’s most reputable universities.  After successfully completing all required courses, conducting research, and presenting an evidence-based project on how to better patient outcomes, students will earn their post professional degree.

Program Length

5 semesters

Program Format


Current TJU senior students or alumni who completed the Graduate Certificate in Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology.
Graduate with a BS or graduate certificate from an accredited AC-PE Perfusion program.
Application Deadline

June 15, 2021
(Rolling Admissions)

Program Start Date

August 31, 2021

Learning Outcomes

  1. Jefferson’s post professional M.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion will afford certified cardiovascular perfusionists (CCP), who have graduated from an AC-PE accredited perfusion program, to build upon their current knowledge base.  This program will allow professionals to develop (or build upon current practices) and implement methodologies that are supported by evidence based medicine to aid in better outcomes for their patients.
  2. Student’s will complete a capstone project to enhance their current clinical practices.
  3. Jefferson’s post professional track will utilize online technology to provide working professionals the opportunity of obtaining a M.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion.
  4. This track will promote both personal and professional growth to certified perfusionist wishing to further their perfusion education.

Program Details

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021 Start date: October 1, 2021

Tuition and fees vary by program and term. For more information, please review our Tuition Information page and select 'Graduate and Institute of Emerging Health Professions' tuition and fees link. 


Year One

Course Name

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


Intro to Biostatistics


Medical Ethics


Total Credit Hours: 8

Year Two

Course Name

Credit Hours

Fundamentals in Health Science Research


Perfusion Capstone Project


Total Credit Hours: 6

Contact Us

Program Contact

Brian Schwartz, CCP, RN, MBA
Program Director
(215) 503-1111


Admissions Contact

Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155