At Washington & Jefferson College, you receiving a top-quality education is our number one priority. We know you’ve got big plans and dreams that extend far beyond W&J, and we want to help you get there. That’s why we’ve developed partnerships with top-tier institutions across the nation. We know you will succeed, and we’re ready to support you every step of the way. So go ahead. Dream big. We’ve got your back.

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Featured Programs

Biostatistics with West Virginia University School of Public Health

In an effort to provide an affordable option for students seeking a graduate degree, W&J and the WVU School of Public Health have established a new shared-credit degree program, the Master of Science in Biostatistics.

The agreement will provide qualified students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Biostatistics in just five years. Students will work toward their bachelor’s degree for the first three years at W&J and then transition to WVU for the fourth and fifth years.

This is the School of Public Health’s first shared-credit degree program with an institution outside of the WVU system.

PsyD Program with Chatham University

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and Chatham University have partnered to offer two guaranteed seats in Chatham's PsyD Counseling program for the W&J students. Students interested in the program must meet Chatham's admission requirements and have a successful interview in order to be accepted. 

Pre-Health Programs

A pre-health student is one who plans to attend a health professional school following graduation. Health professional schools include those offering programs in such areas as:

Allopathic Medicine


Occupational Therapy


Osteopathic Medicine


Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant


Veterinary Medicine

Alternate Careers

Beyond the “typical” careers in the health professions (medical school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc.), there are numerous other careers in the health professions that you might consider: Emergency Medical Technician, Genetic Counselor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Nutritionist, Nurse, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, etc. Explore more Pre-Health Professions that we have compiled.

You can investigate even more health profession careers at

Another option is to consider a career in Public Health, “protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.” There are also numerous career options in Health Care Policy, including a program in Health Care Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Pre-Health Professions School Affiliations

Health Realted Learning Experience

For students interested in completing an Intersession Health-Related Internship experience for course credit, please read ALL of the information below, as well as fill out all the appropriate forms for internships.

Related News

W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
Elisa Yazdani presents her work at a poster session.

WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)-Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research internship experiences, a lab assistantship, and teaching assistantship for Dr. Jason Kilgore’s Applied Statistics for Life Sciences course, Elisa made herself a prime candidate for biostatistics graduate programs across the nation, earning acceptance into seven programs. She’s chosen to pursue a Ph.D. in biostatistics at Vanderbilt University. “Like many other students at W&J, I came in wanting to be a medical doctor because I thought that was the only way to improve people’s lives in health, but I’ve realized there’s a whole field in biomedical research and there’s so much work to be done. I feel biostatistics is at the heart of that, and I really can’t wait to get started,” Elisa said. W&J provided support for Elisa through the Magellan Project and Maxwell Internship Fund that gave her the ability to forge her own path and define her dreams. “I always tell people at …  

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