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International Students: May 15
Final Deadline: August 1
International applicants who are coming from abroad or who are in the U.S. on a non-F-1 visa are strongly encouraged to submit their admission application by May 15 to ensure enough time to complete the visa process. We still accept and review international applications after May 15, but may need to defer the application to a later start term due to the visa application timeline.
Additional information for applying as an International Student.
Note: International applicants who are currently in the U.S. studying in F-1 status with another school have until July 15 to submit their admission application.
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents & International Students with Current F-1 Visas
U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students in current F-1 status must submit their admission application by August 15.
Decisions are granted on a rolling basis throughout the cycle until the class is filled. We may contact academically eligible applicants via e-mail to schedule an interview (provided space is still available). Decisions include: Offer of Admission, Denied Admission, Hold for Grades and Waitlist.
Performance Requirements/Technical Standards
To enroll in the program, you must agree to the following technical standards:
- Students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA with no single class resulting in a grade less than a C.
- Students must pass their clinical practicum as evaluated by their mentor.
- Any behavior that is deemed unprofessional or unethical, especially ones that result in a negative patient experience, will result in disciplinary action and may result in immediate dismissal from the program.
- Students are required to adhere to university standards of healthcare, which include obtaining a flu shot every year.
Prerequisites must be completed by the time the student enters Thomas Jefferson University. You do not need to have your prerequisites completed before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made.
Students are required to have a Bachelor's degree, including advanced courses in Physics and Mathematics including Electro-Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, Calculus, and Differential Equations.
Degree & GPA
The program requires a strong foundation in basic physics. Either a degree in physics or a degree in engineering or another area of the physical sciences with a physics component that is equivalent to a minor in physics (i.e., one that includes at least three upper level undergraduate physics courses or equivalent that would be required for a physics major) will adequately demonstrate a student’s solid foundation in basic physics. Students are required to have a Bachelor's degree with a 3.6 GPA in Mathematics and Physics courses, and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
TJAPP, Jefferson's application for admission, is managed through a central application service. All application materials should be delivered to TJAPP.
You can only select one program designation (concentration) per application term. If you select multiple designations, your application will not be processed and you will be charged additional fees for selecting multiple designations.
Submit the $50 application fee to TJAPP
Send your transcripts to:
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.
The GRE examination is required for admission. Students should request that official GRE scores are sent directly to Thomas Jefferson University using code 2999.
GRE test scores must be taken within 5 years of the program start date.
Submit an essay via TJAPP describing an experience that demonstrates your interest and commitment to medical physics. Include professional goals, research goals, specific areas of interest within the field, and how you became interested in the field.
We require three letters of recommendation, preferably all from academic references. If the applicant is working in the field, one letter can be from a manager or supervisor. Students will need to provide the name, title and email address of the people writing the recommendations during time of application. You will receive an email from TJAPP with a recommendation form directly to the references.
References must return the recommendation form directly to TJAPP, not the student.
If you possess previously written letters of recommendation from a reference, contact your counselor directly.
Please see our additional information for applying as an International Student.
English Language Proficiency
Send official TOEFL scores (if applicable) to:
Thomas Jefferson University
130 South 9th Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
TOEFL code = 2903
Drug, Criminal Background & Child Abuse Clearances
Some clinical sites may require health professions students to be fingerprinted and/or undergo a drug test.
Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites that require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and/or fingerprinting may deny a student’s participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction or a record of child abuse. Clinical sites may also deny participation in clinical experiences for other reasons, such as failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance. As participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the Program.
Regardless of whether a student graduates from Thomas Jefferson University, individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies.
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