Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1824 after several attempts to establish a second medical school in Pennsylvania. At the time, both London and Paris only had only one medical school so Dr. George McClellan founded Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. In the 20th century, the university’s facilities rapidly expanded to occupy a 13-acre urban campus near the historical area of central Philadelphia. Today, the university is thriving and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. Jefferson University is the largest free-standing health center in Philadelphia and Jefferson Medical College is one of the largest private medical schools in the United States.
Thomas Jefferson University retains a commitment to:
- Educating professionals
- Discovering new knowledge
- Patient care
The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university consists of six constituent colleges and schools.
- Jefferson Medical College - The Jefferson Medical College was founded in 1824 and offers both undergraduate medical education programs and joint degree programs. The college itself is comprised of numerous medical departments.
- Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Students can pursue Phd, MD/PhD, Master’s, Graduate Certificate, Postbaccalaureate, Continuing Studies and Postdoctoral degree programs.
- Jefferson School of Health Professions - Students can earn degrees ranging from undergraduate to clinical doctorate programs in the fields of Bioscience Technologies, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Radiologic Sciences, Couple & Family Therapy and Physical Therapy
- Jefferson School of Nursing - Nursing students can complete bachelor’s degrees and continue studies through the doctoral level.
- Jefferson School of Pharmacy - This program features a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
- Jefferson School of Population Health - Students have the opportunity to explore graduate and continuing studies programs in the fields of health policy, public health and healthcare quality and safety.
In addition, Jefferson supports a number of research centers and institutes, including:
- Center for Translational Medicine
- Kimmel Cancer Center
- Delaware Health Science Alliance
- Daniel Baugh Institute
- Jefferson Vaccine Center
- Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research
The application process for each college involves a step-by-step process that is quite straightforward. Each school desires applicants who are dedicated to the learning and application of healthcare. For example, the Committee on Admissions in the Jefferson Medical College begins reviewing the application once all supplementary materials have been submitted which include the following: The Jefferson Medical College Secondary Application Form, The nonrefundable $80 application fee, MCAT scores and the required letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to AMCAS. The committee prefers a recommendation from a pre-professional committee. If there is no such committee available, letters should be provided by individual faculty members. Alternatively, the application process for the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences includes submission of the application, the $50 nonrefundable application fee, a personal statement, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, a resume and GRE scores. A strong preparation in the basic sciences is advised for applicants of all programs.
Tuition is program specific. For example, the tuition for Jefferson Medical College is $51,241. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Prelicensure) degree through the Jefferson School of Nursing costs $33,896 for full-time students. Most other degree programs assess tuition by the credit hour and programs vary in cost.
Financial aid is also available to those students who qualify. The University Office of Student Financial Aid assists students in securing federal, state, institutional and private funding to help with the cost of pursuing an undergraduate allied health, graduate or medical education. The financial aid programs available for undergraduate students include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant and the Pennsylvania State Grant. Additional grants, scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities are available for all students.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,965
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