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Submit the completed application along with a non-refundable fee of $40 made payable to Jefferson. Please type or neatly print all information. Students are admitted for the fall, spring, winter or summer semesters, depending on the program. International students are admitted only for the fall and spring semesters with some exceptions. There may be limits to the number of openings available in each program. To apply online, visit the University’s website at www.PhilaU.edu.

Official Transcript
An applicant must arrange for an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate school he/she has attended to be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Failure to disclose attendance at an institution at the time of application may cause denial of application for admission. International applicants may be asked to have all post-secondary transcripts evaluated by an accredited academic credential evaluation service. This official evaluation is to be submitted to the office of Graduate Admissions in lieu of official transcripts or mark sheets. A listing of accredited evaluation services can be found at www.NACES.org. World Education Service (WES) is Philadelphia University’s preferred evaluation service. For information on World Education Service, please visit www.WES.org.

Applicants may use the forms enclosed. You must have recommendations from two people who are not related to you and who are familiar with your professional and scholastic qualities forwarded to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Recommendations are not required for all graduate programs so be sure to check individual program application requirements.

Standardized Test Results
Some graduate programs require the submission of standardized test scores. If required, please request your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores to be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The University code number is 2666. The standardized test requirement will be waived for those students already possessing a previous master’s degree. Applicants should consult the graduate program webpage to learn whether submission of a standardized test score is required. Some graduate programs will award conditional admission, allowing new students to submit the standardized test by the end of the first semester.

Non-degree Candidates
A student applying for admission to the graduate programs may elect to pursue non-degree study in which s/he may take graduate courses for professional certification or personal enrichment. To apply as a non-degree candidate, a student need only submit an application and transcript indicating that a bachelor’s degree was received. This option is limited to specific graduate programs. Applicants for non-degree study should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn whether non-degree study within a specific program is an option.

International Applicants
The University welcomes applications for admission from qualified international students. Persons who have completed their studies outside the United States must present all post-secondary school credentials. Such credentials must include all studies completed to date, marks or examination results received, degrees, diplomas and certificates earned. International applicants may be asked to submit a course–by-course evaluation of academic credentials provided by an evaluation service accredited through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a full listing of accredited evaluation services, visit www.NACES.org. Documents must be authenticated or certified, and those not written in English must be accompanied by notarized English translations.

After acceptance is granted, a matriculation deposit, an International Student Agreement Form, a notarized Statement of Financial Support and current bank statements are required for the University to issue a SEVIS I-20 form.

Mailing Address

Director of Graduate Admissions, White Corners
Jefferson-East Falls
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Phone: 215.951.2943
Fax: 215.951.2907

Email: gradadm@PhilaU.edu 

Toll-free: 800.951.7287