Thomas Jefferson University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 57 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AANA
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACPE, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 3,717 (875 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,648
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Industrial Design
Graduation Year: 2019

As with anything, Jefferson University is what you make it. The recent merger between Philadelphia University and Jefferson University provides students an interdisciplinary environment both on campus and in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Jefferson offers its students countless resources. From the coaching and other resources for students interested in entrepreneurship provided by Jefferson Innovation and the Blackstone Launch Pad, to its international collaborative project opportunities and world-class teaching staff, there is nothing Jefferson does not provide its students. It is up to each student to become informed about all of Jefferson's offerings, and take advantage of all it's opportunities while still having the privilege of being a student.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The Master's program for Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University is a time consuming and energy consuming program. With that being said, it is an incredible program. The faculty is extremely effective and values not only educating the students, but investing in our critical and innovative thinking skills. They value giving us skills to think creatively in our practice as well as a new lens to look at the world with. With this perspective, we are expected to become leaders in emerging fields of occupational therapy. The cohort is round 70 students and we do many group projects which are important but can be frustrating. This program is emotionally and mentally draining, but you will leave it confident in your abilities.
1.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012

The quality of education at Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing is of the lowest quality. Faculty are extremely unprofessional and quite honestly, not very bright. Students are treated like Kindergartners and being in the clinical setting with FNP students from other schools shows how unprepared and under educated we really are. I absolutely do not recommend this school of program to anyone looking for a quality education. Don't let the rankings fool you! They love advertising their board passage rates but if you do a little research, you quickly see that the advertised pass-rates are at least 10 years old. Furthermore, because of the extremely low quality of instruction most, if not all, students take a board review course which is what truly prepares them for passing, it has absolutely nothing to do with the instruction we receive.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2012

Jefferson gave me an excellent overall experience to think outside of the box and see the whole picture of patient. It inspired me to be able to be independent in my job now as a private contractor as an entry level professional.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013

Thomas Jefferson University provides an excellent experience both clinically and in the classroom. I received my bachelors in nursing and am currently pursuing a masters in nursing, all at Thomas Jefferson. I felt so passionate about the experience I received as an undergraduate that I felt it was the best option to obtain a masters from this institution as well. Students are offered above average clinical experiences with excellent multi disciplinary interactions to prepare students and become more well rounded practitioners. I hope to continue my education through Jefferson and obtain a Masters degree in order to provide the utmost care to all patient populations.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros- access to public transportation, some professors are very understanding of life events that are out of students control Cons- some professors are unorganized, students don't know what to expect
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018

I like that the Jefferson College of Pharmacy is a relatively new program; it embraces technology, the changing face of healthcare, and provides interactive clinical opportunities to its students due to its close proximity to many Philadelphia health facilities. In addition, I have been able to relate my coursework into practice as a pharmacy intern in a community pharmacy.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Thomas Jefferson University is an excellent school with so many resources. Its logo is "Health is All We Do," and it is very accurate. All majors and graduate programs are in the health sciences. It is very beneficial to have a hospital right on campus. Being in center city Philadelphia might bring about some concerns, in terms of safety, if unfamiliar with the area. Moving into on-campus housing has been a very safe environment. We have 24 hour desk service in the main lobby, and while walking around between classes you will always see at least one police officer or security employee. Center city living and being on-campus is not the cheapest route, but to be expected. Due to the rigorous amounts of school work and studying, it is important to be able to step away once and awhile and enjoy what the city has to offer. There are numerous activities to participate in to briefly escape from the massive to-do list waiting for you to complete. It is certainly not impossible to have a social life, but it is solely up to the individual to make that happen otherwise school work can easily take over. The material is quite challenging, but with time management, not getting overwhelmed and being productive everything can get accomplished. The faculty is quite diverse in the Physical Therapy Department, so we can learn from the various areas in our future profession. Being in the DPT, I have nothing but positive things to say about my overall class, faculty and Thomas Jefferson as a whole.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros to the Masters of Science in Radiologic Sciences (MS RIS) are: 1) Program layout- For starters, it's the only one of its kind on the entire East Coast drawing in students from all over the country as well as other countries. The program is well designed for a professional student continuing to maintain a full time professional job in healthcare while in the program. It teaches everyone in the program the importance of time management as well as professionalism within the group both in and out of the classroom. 2) Team work, everyone works together to reach the same educational goals but the individual goals of each student are what drive the program to its success. Every student wants to do better than their peer and at the same time the students all pull together as a team to accomplish the task at hand. 3) The professors- Graduate programs are known for being intense and difficult. I believe the professors are what drive the success of any program. Here at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Fran Gillman (program chair) goes above and beyond for each of her graduate students. There is no such thing as office hours for Dr. Gillman, she is simply a phone call away on any day and at any time. 4) The aura of the university- medical and health science students love the university. I love the pride students and alumni have about Thomas Jefferson. This university is what it is today because of the dedicated professors and enthusiastic students.
2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

I felt very prepared after graduating with my Master's degree from Thomas Jefferson, and so when I was ready to further my education with a doctorate I immediately thought of TJU. The online classes allow working professionals to continue their education, but the cost is very prohibited. It is also more difficult with making faculty connections with online courses, but it adds an additional learning element as well.
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