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Jefferson School of Population Health Thomas Jefferson University

  • Philadelphia, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 251
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition

Overview

Graduate Studies in Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is a private health sciences university located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is regarded as one of the nation's premier academic health centers. Graduate programs in the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) introduce students to JSPH's vision of developing, implementing, and analyzing systems that improve the health and quality of life of people around the world.

The interdisciplinary programs allow students with diverse backgrounds (clinical, administrative, and managerial) to take onsite classroom and online courses together to help them better understand the rapidly changing landscape of health policy, public health, and healthcare safety and quality.

Global Research in Population Health at Jefferson

The Jefferson School of Population Health organizes its research operations into 4 divisions: "Quality and Safety," "Health Economics and Outcomes Research," "Health Policy and Health Services Research," and "Public Health." Students and world-class academic and research faculty members work in close collaboration with governments, the pharmaceutical industry, device industries, and other health, scientific, and environmental institutions to develop solutions to global population health challenges.

Academic Degrees and Certificates in Population Health

The Jefferson School of Population Health offers the following academic programs: a Master of Public Health (MPH); a Graduate Certificate in Public Health; a Master of Science in Health Policy (MS-HP); a Graduate Certificate in Health Policy program; a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MS-HQS); a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety ; a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management program; a Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research (MS-AHEOR) program; a Graduate Certificate in Applied Health and Economics and Outcomes Research program; a Graduate Certificate in Population Health; and the PhD in Population Health Sciences.

Master of Public Health dual degree academic programs are available for students attending Thomas Jefferson University's medical and nursing schools, as well as through the Widener School of Law and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research of Bryn Mawr College.

Master of Public Health and Graduate Certificate

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is intended for recent college graduates with majors in natural or social sciences; students who are interested in earning additional degrees in public health and are currently enrolled in medical, nursing, or law degree programs; and practicing health professionals working in government, community health organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and academia.

Graduates of the program are prepared to track disease outbreaks, conduct community health assessments, plan public health education programs, develop public health policies on environmental issues, advocate for government policy changes to increase public access to preventive health services, and direct campaigns to prevent infectious diseases.

A Certificate in Public Health is awarded to working professionals in government or private sector health organizations seeking to enhance their knowledge of public health practice. The certificate's 18 credits may be applied to the master's degree program.

Master of Science in Health Policy and Graduate Certificate

The Master of Science in Health Policy (MS-HP) program is an online curriculum for students with undergraduate degrees in public policy, economics, political science, or a healthcare field, and students in Jefferson's professional degree programs who are seeking a joint master's degree in health policy.

Graduates of the MS-HP program assume policy analysis and advocacy roles in healthcare provider organizations, integrated healthcare delivery systems, government offices, academic institutions, health services research firms, and community-based or advocacy organizations.

A Certificate in Health Policy is offered for professionals in all aspects of healthcare who want to enhance their knowledge of healthcare organization, delivery, and financing, and gain analytical skills to develop and implement health policy. The certificate's 18 credits may be applied to the master's degree program.

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety and Graduate Certificate

The online Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MS-HQS) program prepares healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare delivery to be leaders and advocates in healthcare quality and patient safety across a wide spectrum of environments.

A Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety is offered for professionals working in all aspects of healthcare who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of healthcare quality and patient safety. The certificate's 18 credits may be applied to the master's degree.

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management

The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management (MS-HQSM) is a specialized degree program offered in cooperation with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). Designed expressly for physician executives to address the national need for leadership in healthcare quality and patient safety, the 30- credit program requires a capstone project that applies concepts, methods, and theories of healthcare quality and safety management to problems in actual settings.

Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research and Graduate Certificate

The Master of Science in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research (MS-AHEOR) meets the growing need for professionals to evaluate and measure health outcomes and to determine economic consequences of health care interventions by determining optimal clinical effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and economic value. Graduates assume leadership positions in applied health economics and influence decision-making regarding the allocation of healthcare resources.

A Certificate in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research is offered for professionals who wish to design, conduct, analyze, and critically interpret findings from economic evaluations of healthcare interventions.

Doctoral Program in Population Health Sciences

The PhD in Population Health Sciences program prepares graduate students to become scholars, researchers, educators, and health information specialists in core aspects of population health science. Candidates must complete 59 to 62 credits in core courses and 18 credits of specialization courses that include health policy, health care quality and safety, chronic care management, applied health economics, and behavioral and health sciences. Examinations and dissertations are also required.

Certificate in Population Health

Jefferson's Graduate Certificate in Population Health is intended for current and emerging leaders who want to thrive under Health Reform and implement real world solutions. The Certificate will enable you to define the population health paradigm and its relationship to the chronic care model.

Campus and Surroundings

Thomas Jefferson University's urban campus is situated in the heart of center city Philadelphia on 13 acres, within walking distance of dozens of cultural attractions, parks, museums, restaurants, theaters, recreational areas, and public transportation.


Location & Contact

Jefferson School of Population Health

Thomas Jefferson University

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Dr. Caroline Golab

Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Phone: 215-503-8467
Fax: 215-923-6939
Email: caroline.golab@jefferson.edu

Mrs. April Smith

Admissions/Programs Coordinator

Phone: 215-503-5305
Fax: 215-923-6939
Email: april.smith@jefferson.edu

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Departments & Programs


Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Population Health Certificate
    • Applied Health Economics And Outcomes Research Certificate
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Public Health Certificate
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Health Policy Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Behavioral Health Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Healthcare Quality And Safety Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Healthcare Quality And Safety Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

71% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 169
    • Accepted 120
    • Acceptance Rate 71
    • Enrolled 66
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $25
    • Application Fee - International $25
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE or other graduate entrance exam (MCAT, LSAT, DAT, etc.), two letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (taken within the last 5 years), three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae, transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students251
    • Female Percentage62%
    • Male Percentage38%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students251
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Full-time Percentage0%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown10%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty23
    • Full-time Percentage39%
    • Part-time Percentage61%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchApplied health economics and outcomes research, behavioral and health sciences, chronic disease management, health policy, healthcare quality and patient safety, wellness and prevention
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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