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 University, East Falls Campus. The deadline for the Physician Assistant Program is December 15. Reviews of applications will begin after the deadline, with decisions to follow.

Successful applicants are typically strong students academically, especially in the sciences, with strong SAT/ACT scores.  Healthcare experience is not required but is of benefit.

Questions should be directed to Undergraduate Admissions at or 215-951-2800.

Application Materials 

General University Application for Admission or The Common Application or Apply Online

  • PA Supplemental Application
  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS test results.
  • Three Letters of Reference (see forms included in Supplemental Application)
    Recommenders can submit a letter of reference on their own institution’s letterhead.  Alternatively, they can use the form provided.  The student will fill out the top portion of these forms labeled "Applicant." The waiver signature on the form is suggested but not mandatory. Three completed recommendations must be submitted in sealed envelopes with references' signatures across envelope flaps. These preferably should be from individuals who are familiar with your academic, volunteer or occupational work such as a teacher or supervisor. Family recommendations are not appropriate.
  • Personal Essay
  • Please submit a typed one-page essay of at least 250 words, discussing your motivation for wanting to be a PA and attributes you have that make you well suited for the PA profession.
  • Professional Resume (optional)
  • $40 non-refundable application fee payable to Thomas Jefferson University
  • Please mail to:

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


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