Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions 

Special Note: Students who desire to pursue the 2+ programs (nursing, radiologic sciences, bioscience technologies, occupational therapy) should use the major's code "Thomas Jefferson University - Allied Health Sciences" on the Shippensburg University application.

Baccalaureate Programs (2+2)


Masters Degree Program

    • Occupational Therapy -  Combined BS/MS in OT (2+3) or entry-level Masters in OT (4+2)


    • Doctoral Degree Program


  • Physical Therapy (4+3)
    • No accelerated program is available at this time due to the doctoral-level status.

P.A.C.E. Program with Thomas Jefferson University,
College of Health Professions

With the "Plan a College Education" (P.A.C.E.) program, high school seniors may apply to TJU for a position to begin two years later. During the two years at Shippensburg University, students complete their prerequisite courses and, providing they maintain good academic standing and continue shadowing/volunteer experiences in their discipline, they automatically matriculate to TJU to complete the professional component of their degree. The P.A.C.E. option is NOT available for the physical therapy program because the DPT program requires the baccalaureate degree.

This early acceptance program is for high school seniors with relatively high SAT scores (minimum SAT's vary among disciplines) and who have volunteer hours in the respective field of study. Interested students should contact Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions for additional information and P.A.C.E. applications by calling 1-877-533-3247 or via their website at PACE application involves rolling admissions; therefore, qualified students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year of high school.