School of Graduate & Professional Studies

The Jefferson College of Health Sciences School of Graduate & Professional Studies provides well-qualified students with the opportunity to obtain graduate degrees and also provides members of the healthcare professions with the opportunity to enhance their competencies and knowledge in areas associated with their professions. We are proud that both our Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy graduate programs rank in the Top 100 programs nationally by the U.S. News and World Report.

The graduate programs emphasize the following as the basis for effective, professional practice:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Technological competency
  • Interprofessional education
  • Information literacy
  • Evidence-based knowledge
  • Ethical practice with respect for diversity