Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology


Medical Product Development

Please note: State authorization to enroll in this online program varies by each state and we encourage students to contact our Admissions office prior to applying to be sure their state is on our authorized list.

When applying, please provide a valid email address and adjust your email settings to allow mail from as we communicate primarily through e-mail.

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Application Deadlines

March 31: Priority deadline
August 1: Final deadline


The majority of your prerequisites must be completed before an admissions decision can be made. You do not need to have your prerequisites completed before you apply. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.

Questions about Prerequisites can be directed to:"
1-877-JEFF-247 or 215-503-8890

Degree & GPA

Students are required to have a Bachelor's degree (MS or PhD preferred) in biotech, science, engineering, business or marketing (disciplines are preferred but not required) with a preferred 2+ years of experience working in medical product development or similar. A 3.0 GPA is strongly recommended.

Courses & Credits

A course in statistics is required. It must be completed within 10 years of applying to Thomas Jefferson University.

Application Requirements

Create an account by visiting our applicant portal, TJAPP.  Follow the directions to complete the application.

For application related questions, please visit TJAPP Instructions and FAQ's.

Application Fee

Submit the $50 application fee to TJAPP.

Official Transcripts

Submit official High School transcripts, international evaluations (WES), and if applicable, any post-secondary transcripts directly to TJAPP:

P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

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

Personal Statement/Essay

Describe how you became interested in the field of medical product development, your specific areas of interest in the field, and your professional and research goals.

Recommendation Letters

Two letters of recommendation are required by TJAPP for application completion.

Students will need to provide the name and email address of recommenders during time of application. TJAPP will email a recommendation form directly to the references.  References return the recommendation form directly to TJAPP, not the student.

If you have letters of recommendation previously written for you by a reference, contact your counselor directly.

International Students

International students who are in the U.S. on an F-1 are unable to take completely online programs. The Certificate in Medical Product Development is an online program, so F-1 applicants are not eligible. Other international students are welcome to apply to the program.

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL Requirements

Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to Thomas Jefferson University at the following address:

130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903

Admissions Contacts

General Questions

Phone: 1-877-JEFF-247 (1-877-533-3247)

Program-Specific Questions

Donald Sharples, MEd
Senior Associate Director, Admissions
130 South Ninth Street
Edison Building, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-503-1044
Fax: 215-503-7241