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 Jefferson (Philadelphia University + 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 Jefferson/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 Jefferson
  • Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

  • Submit a completed Jefferson - East Falls Campus 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 Jefferson - East Falls 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 Jefferson - 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. 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 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 Jefferson
  • 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 Jefferson will be counted toward the completion of a BS in Biology from Chestnut Hill College.

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson
  • 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson program.

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

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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. Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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

Medical Imaging & Radiation 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 Jefferson for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Jefferson 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 Jefferson
  • 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson for the final year of Radiologic Sciences coursework. Jefferson 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 Jefferson
  • 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 Jefferson program.

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

Curriculum Requirements

To transfer into the Jefferson 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