Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Partner Schools

Articulated Curriculum Agreements

Articulated curriculum agreements (ACA) allow students to plan a seamless transition into upper division graduate programs at Thomas Jefferson University while still in high school or during their freshman year in college.

Students apply for admission just once using the partner school application. A joint Thomas Jefferson University/partner school admissions committee will conduct an interview and decide on acceptable candidates.

  • Students take a specified curriculum at the partner school and maintain a required GPA.
  • Students earn a bachelor's degree from the partner school and a graduate degree from Jefferson College of Health Professions (JCHP).

Articulated agreements are available for the following programs: 

Couple & Family Therapy

Jefferson - East Falls Campus

4+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from our East Falls campus and the Master of Science (MS) degree in Couple and Family Therapy from our Center City campus within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 4+2 BS/MS program using the regular East Falls undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first four years at East Falls and then proceed to Center City for the two years of Couple and Family Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Psychology from our East Falls campusafter successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Our Center City campus awards a master's degree after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Philadelphia University undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school/college transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a designated Philadelphia University representative and one from a professional or academic source)
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 4-year track at East Falls that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Center City program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Center City will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Psychology from our East Falls campus.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Center City program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated East Falls curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology

Chestnut Hill College

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Chestnut Hill College and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Chestnut Hill College undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Chestnut Hill College and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from Chestnut Hill College after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Application fee 

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Thomas Jefferson University School of Health Professions application for admission  
  • Endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Chestnut Hill College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Chestnut Hill College curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Immaculata University

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Immaculata University and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or Allied Health from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Jefferson awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the second year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Immaculata admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee 

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative and/or science faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Immaculata that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Exercise Science or Allied Health from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata University curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Penn State Abington

3+2 BS/MS

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Penn State Abington and the Master of Science (MS) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+2 BS/MS program using the regular Penn State Abington undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Penn State Abington and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Bioscience Technologies coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in one of the Bioscience Technologies concentrations after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • GPA between 2.8 – 3.5
  • SAT score between 1450 – 1750
  • Science majors are required to have an advanced level of math like pre-calculus, trigonometry or elementary functions from high school

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Penn State Abington undergraduate admissions application by November 30th
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Penn State Abington that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Penn State Abington curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 (3.0 in science courses)
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Occupational Therapy

Immaculata University

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Immaculata's Admissions page for Immaculata application requirements and deadlines: http://www.immaculata.edu/apply

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track in the BS in Exercise Science/Pre-OT program at Immaculata, which includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Exercise Science from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata University curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a prerequisite science GPA of 3.0
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two different settings

Juniata College

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT (3+2) program using the regular Juniata undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Juniata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Juniata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Juniata's Admissions page for Juniata's application requirements and deadlines: http://www.juniata.edu/admission/apply/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected Juniata College track
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Juniata College BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Juniata curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a prerequisite science GPA of 3.0
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings

Messiah College

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+2 BA/MS program using the regular Messiah undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Messiah and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree in health and exercise science from Messiah after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions.  Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Messiah's Admissions page for Messiah's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.messiah.edu/applynow

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BA in health and exercise science at Messiah
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Messiah College degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Complete the articulated Messiah curriculum
  • Students must earn at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.0 science prerequisite GPA
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings

Muhlenberg College

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT (3 +2) program using the regular Muhlenberg undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Muhlenberg and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions.  Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Muhlenberg's Admissions page for Muhlenberg's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.muhlenberg.edu/apply/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BA in Psychology at Muhlenberg College
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Muhlenberg College degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Complete the articulated Muhlenberg curriculum
  • Students must earn at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.0 prerequisite science GPA
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings

Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington's program operates differently from our other partnership programs. Students apply to the MSOT in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University at the beginning of their junior year at Abington. Students are guaranteed an interview for the MSOT program if they meet the following minimum criteria:

  • 3.3 Penn State GPA with no prerequisite course grade lower than a "C" and a letter of recommendation from their Penn State faculty advisor
  • Students must successfully complete the interview to be offered a seat in the program

Saint Joseph's University

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT (3+2) program using the regular Saint Joseph’s undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Saint Joseph’s and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your Bachelor's degree in either Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services from Saint Joseph’s after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Saint Joseph's Admissions page for Saint Joseph's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.sju.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply-undergraduate-admission

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services at Saint Joseph’s University
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Saint Joseph’s degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Complete the articulated Saint Joseph's curriculum
  • Students must earn at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.0 prerequisite science GPA
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings during your time at Saint Joseph's University
  • Some summer courses will be necessary

University of Delaware

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees within five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT (3+2) program using the regular University of Delaware undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Delaware and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework. Earn your bachelor's degree in Health Studies from Delaware after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions (JCHP).  Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit University of Delaware's Admissions page for University of Delaware's application requirements and deadlines: http://www.udel.edu/apply/undergraduate-admissions/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in Health Studies curricular track
  • Credits earned during the first year at JCHP will be counted toward the completion of the University of Delaware's BS degree in Health Studies

Curriculum Requirements

  • Complete the articulated University of Delaware curriculum
  • Students must earn at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.0 science prerequisite coursework GPA
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings

Villanova University

Accelerated MSOT (3+2)

Earn both the Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degrees in five years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the Accelerated MSOT (3+2) program using the regular Villanova undergraduate application.  If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Villanova and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final two years of Occupational Therapy coursework and fieldwork.  Earn your bachelor's degree from Villanova after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy after successful completion of the final year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Villanova's Admissions page for Villanova's application requirements and deadlines: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/overview.html

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with an occupational therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any OT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s Accelerated MSOT 3+2 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+2 MSOT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Psychology or Biology at Villanova, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Villanova University degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Complete the articulated Villanova curriculum
  • Students must earn at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.0 science prerequisite coursework GPA
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in all non-science prerequisite coursework
  • 50 hours of OT observation across two settings

Physical Therapy

Elizabethtown College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Elizabethtown College and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Elizabethtown undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Elizabethtown and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology from Elizabethtown after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Elizabethtown's Admissions page for Elizabethtown's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.etown.edu/admissions/apply/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected track at Elizabethtown College
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Elizabethtown College BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Elizabethtown curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework

Immaculata University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Immaculata University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Immaculata's Admissions page for Immaculata's application requirements and deadlines: http://www.immaculata.edu/apply

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3-year BS in selected track at Immaculata
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Immaculata BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework

Juniata College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Juniata and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Juniata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Juniata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Juniata's Admissions page for Juniata's application requirements and deadlines: http://www.juniata.edu/admission/apply/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • Follow a specific 3-year track at Juniata College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Juniata College BS degree.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework

Muhlenberg College

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Muhlenberg and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT or BA/DPT program using the regular Muhlenberg undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Muhlenberg and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Natural Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in dance, psychology or sociology after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Muhlenberg's Admissions page for Muhlenberg's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.muhlenberg.edu/apply/

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Natural Science or the AB in Psychology or Sociology program at Muhlenberg
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Muhlenberg College degree
  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is awarded by Thomas Jefferson University after successful completion of 3 years at the University.

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework

Penn State Abington

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Penn State Abington and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Penn State Abington undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Penn State Abington and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Science with the Life Science option from Penn State Abington after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Penn Stae Abington's Admissions page for Penn State Abington's application requirements and deadlines: http://abington.psu.edu/apply-now

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Penn State Abington that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Science from Penn State Abington.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:
  • Complete the articulated Penn State Abington curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework

Saint Joseph's University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Saint Joseph’s University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Saint Joseph’s University and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Saint Joseph's Admissions page for Saint Joseph's application requirements and deadlines: https://www.sju.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply-undergraduate-admission

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services at Saint Joseph’s University, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Saint Joseph’s University degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework
  • Some summer courses will be necessary

Villanova University

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

Earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Villanova University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Jefferson College of Health Professions within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission as a high school senior to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Villanova University undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Villanova University and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Biology or Psychology after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Thomas Jefferson University awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

  • 3.3 high school GPA
  • 1270 SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing + Math sections) OR
  • 26 ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application Requirements & Deadline

Please visit Villanova's Admissions page for Villanova's application requirements and deadlines: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/admission/overview.html

Students who are academically qualified will be emailed a Jefferson supplemental application in early January to complete for consideration of an admissions interview. The Jefferson supplemental application includes:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Preferred minimum of 15 hours of shadowing or volunteering with a physical therapist prior to the admissions interview (more hours and varied experiences are recommended)
  • Resume with any PT shadowing hours listed
  • Essay: As a high school student, what influenced your decision to pursue accelerated entry into graduate school and specifically, why are you interested in Thomas Jefferson University’s DPT 3+3 program?

Select candidates will be invited for an Admissions Interview to Jefferson in February or March. Students who have a successful interview will be offered direct admission into the 3+3 DPT program.

Candidates who are interviewed will receive their final admissions decision no later than April 1st.

Accepted students have until May 1st to accept their offer of admission by submitting a $500 enrollment deposit to Jefferson.

Curriculum Options

  • 3 years in the BS in Biology or Psychology at Villanova University, completing the core curriculum and major requirements
  • Credits earned during the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of the Villanova University degree

Curriculum Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 overall and a prerequisite science GPA of at least 3.3
  • Earn at least a "B" or better in all science prerequisite coursework and a "C" or better in non-science prerequisite coursework
  • Some summer courses may be necessary

Radiologic Sciences

Immaculata University

3+1 Dual BS

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Allied Health from Immaculata University and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University within four years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+1 BS/BS program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Thomas Jefferson University awards the BS degree in Radiologic Sciences after successful completion of the year of coursework at Jefferson College of Health Professions.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Interview

Current Immaculata students:

  • Total earned credit hours: 30 or more
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed Immaculata undergraduate admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay
  • Activities resume
  • Volunteer/observation hours
  • Application fee

Current Immaculata students:

  • Submit a Thomas Jefferson University admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a designated Immaculata representative and/or science faculty
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Immaculata that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Allied Health from Immaculata University.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Immaculata curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework

Chestnut Hill College

3+1 Dual BS

Earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology from Chestnut Hill College and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Radiologic Sciences from Thomas Jefferson University within four years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+1 BS/BS program using the regular Chestnut Hill College undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Chestnut Hill College and then proceed to Thomas Jefferson University for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Thomas Jefferson University awards the BS degree in Radiologic Sciences after successful completion of the year of coursework at Jefferson College of Health Professions.

Admission Requirements

High School students:

  • SAT total score of 1650 or higher
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Interview 

Current Chestnut Hill students:

  • Total earned credits hours 30 or less 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher 
  • A grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses for the programs at Thomas Jefferson University 
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High School students:

  • Submit a completed regular undergraduate Chestnut Hill College admissions application by December 15
  • Official high school transcripts 
  • Official SAT I test scores
  • Essay 
  • Activities resume
  • Application fee 

    Current Chestnut Hill students:
  • Submit a Jefferson College of Health Professions application for admission with an endorsement/letter of recommendation from a Chestnut Hill College faculty member
  • Interview

Curriculum Options

Follow a specific 3-year track at Chestnut Hill College that includes the prerequisite coursework needed to transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program.

Credits earned toward the first year at Thomas Jefferson University will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Thomas Jefferson University program, you must:

  • Complete the articulated Chestnut Hill curriculum
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • Earn at least a "C" in all prerequisite coursework