Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master's Programs

MS Forensic Toxicology: Fall 2017 & Fall 2018 Application is Available

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admissions: U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Students with Current F-1 Visas


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

This will ensure enough time to complete the visa process. We still accept and review international applications after May 15th, but may need to defer the application to a later start term due to the visa application timeline.


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). 

Application Requirements


Applicants should have a BS degree in a physical/life science (Chemistry/Biology)

GPA: 3.0 (minimum)
GRE: combined score (verbal/quantitative) of 300 (minimum)

Applicants are required to have taken the following prerequisite courses:

  • Two semesters of General Chemistry
  • Two semesters of Organic Chemistry

Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences (JCBS) application, TJAPP, is managed through a central application service which collects all of the application materials.

The application fee is $50.00 and needs to be submitted by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) upon submission of the application. The fee is non-refundable.


Submit a personal statement/essay describing your reasons for applying to the MS program in Forensic Toxicology at Thomas Jefferson University.

This can be cut and pasted into the text box provided in the online application

Official Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. This includes any study-abroad programs or transfer credit not reflected on undergraduate transcripts with full course titles and final grades.

If your courses were completed outside of the United States, you must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services.

All transcripts/evaluations should be sent to TJAPP at the following address with the Transcript Matching Form:

TJAPP Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9130
Watertown, MA 02471

Letters of Reference-3 Required

Letters of reference should be written by people who can comment from personal knowledge on the applicant's academic qualifications, preferably from individual faculty or professional references.

GRE or MCAT Scores

The assigned institution code for Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences is 2999.

Scores need to be received from ETS. Expired or unofficial scores will not be accepted.

The GRE or MCAT may be waived for applicants with:

  • Advanced degrees from accredited institutions in a natural science

Waivers are granted at the discretion of the Admission Committee. The applicant needs to request the waiver during the application process by emailing the Director of Admissions.

English Language Proficiency

If your native language is not English, or you received your baccalaureate degree from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction (comprehensive list of requirements by country), you must submit official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam such as TOEFL or IELTS.

Program Costs


Tuition for students entering in the 2017-2018 school year is $1,104 per credit.

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Annual Fees

$500 IT and $350 Library, billed one-half in each Fall and Spring semester.