Partnership Programs with Jefferson University

Students at Saint Joseph’s University seek any and all opportunities to push their learning to the limits. Those who are studying for health careers have a special opportunity to do just that, thanks to a partnership between SJU and Jefferson University’s School of Health Professions.

This partnership offers students the opportunity to prepare for professional careers in Physical TherapyOccupational TherapyNursingMedical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology and Radiologic Sciences. Under this agreement, students pursue coursework for a degree in either Biology or Interdisciplinary Health Services at Saint Joseph University’s, while also completing the prerequisite coursework for the professional program at Jefferson. Students spend three years at SJU before moving to Jefferson for their professional training. The number of years at Jefferson and the degree earned there varies according to the specific Jefferson program

Notes on Applying

The following programs require that prospective college students apply to both Saint Joseph’s University and Jefferson University with two separate applications, in order to be considered for dual admission. The Jefferson application can be accessed at the Jefferson website,  and the SJU application can be accessed here. Please click on the program below for more information.

The following programs require that prospective college students apply only to Saint Joseph’s University via the SJU application or the Common App. However, they must do so by November 1 of their senior year in high school and indicate on the application that they wish to be considered for the dual program with Jefferson. For more detailed information, use the links below.

For more information, prospective students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or 610.660.1300.

Current SJU students should contact: Mrs. Connie O’Hara, Health Professions Advisor.