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Admissions Information


Admissions Information

Undergraduate entry applicants apply to the combined five year B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program or to the 4+2 B.S. Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Thomas Jefferson Univeristy, East Falls Campus.

The deadline for the five year B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program is December 15, 2018. Application review will begin after this deadline with decisions to follow.

Those applying to the 4+2 B.S. Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program can apply by either deadline below. To learn more about the 4+2 B.S. Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program, please click here.

  • November 1 (Early Action)
  • March 1 (Regular Decision)
 

The five year B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies Application Information:

Successful applicants are typically high achieving students academically with strong SAT/ACT scores. Healthcare experience is not required but is of benefit.

Please direct questions to Undergraduate Admissions at Admissions@philau.edu or 215-951-2800.

Application Materials:

An application from any of the following sources:

  • The Common Application
  •  Jefferson Online Application
  • $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Personal essay (for prompts, please click here)
  • Three letters of recommendation
    One letter must be from an academic teacher. The other two can be from any combination of the following: advisor, clergy, coach, counselor, mentor, supervisor/employer, or teacher.
  • PA specific essay addressing the following prompt:
    Please discuss your motivation for pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant and detail the attributes you possess that make you well suited for the profession. 250 words minimum.
  • Documentation of health care experience (optional)
    Experience can include, but is not limited to, volunteering, shadowing, and academic medical programs. You should include the agency name and address, your position/title held, the dates worked and hours accrued, and a detailed description of your responsibilities and/or experiences.

Applications and application materials can be submitted online, faxed to 215-951-2907, emailed to Admissions@philau.edu, or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Thomas Jefferson Univeristy – East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497


The 4+2 B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies Application Information:

Please note that students in the 4+2 option are not guaranteed admission to the M.S. Physician Assistant Studies portion of the program. To learn more about the 4+2 B.S. Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program, please click here.

Please direct questions to Undergraduate Admissions at Admissions@philau.edu or 215-951-2800.

Application Materials:

An application from any of the following sources:

  • The Common Application
  • Jefferson Online Application
  • $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Personal essay (for prompts, please click here)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • PA specific essay addressing the following prompt:
    Please discuss your motivation for pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant and detail the attributes you possess that make you well suited for the profession. 250 words minimum.
  • Documentation of health care experience (optional)
    Experience can include, but is not limited to, volunteering, shadowing, and academic medical programs. You should include the agency name and address, your position/title held, the dates worked and hours accrued, and a detailed description of your responsibilities and/or experiences.

Applications and application materials can be submitted online, faxed to 215-951-2907, emailed to Admissions@philau.edu, or mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Thomas Jefferson Univeristy – East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497