Sustainable Design

Admissions Requirements

Applications to the program are submitted to the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) Office of Graduate Admissions.

Admission Requirements for Certificate

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Current Resume/CV

Admissions Requirements for MSSD

Everything above, plus:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation*
  • Personal Essay**
  • Portfolio (if applicable, not required)

* Recommendation letters can be emailed directly from your recommenders (there is no form required)

** The essay should tell us a little about yourself, your interests in our program and goals as a potential student. Essays should be no more than two pages in length.

GRE is NOT required.

International students can find additional requirements for admission here (link to:

Mail Supporting Documents to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Thomas Jefferson University
East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Or email to:

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