Kari Shotwell, Director of Admissions
At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the faculty, administration and students are a part of a vibrant campus community that supports you as you pursue your educational goals. You will enjoy learning from an accessible faculty where teaching comes first and you will thrive as part of a diverse student body that shares a unique camaraderie as well as a strong commitment to serving others. PCOM is proud of the thousands of holistic, primary care-minded osteopathic physicians we have educated, many of whom practice in medically underserved areas of our nation. PCOM is equally proud of the health care professionals we have educated as psychologists, biomedical scientists, physician assistants, organizational leaders, and forensic specialists serving Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. We encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about our programs.
PHILADELPHIA (MAIN CAMPUS)
The PCOM campus is situated on 21 acres convenient to both Center City, Philadelphia and the suburbs. A PCOM education provides students with several degree and certificate programs, all designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in health and behavioral sciences.
PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia)
Located in Gwinnett County, this campus is just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta offering contemporary technology resources. The primary focus of PCOM Georgia is to recruit and education students from Georgia and the surrounding states. PCOM Georgia seeks to retain health professionals in the southeast to serve the needs of the region.
PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia)
PCOM South Georgia is a rural campus committed to providing education and care for those in southwestern Georgia and to practicing among underserved populations where they will have the most impact. PCOM Georgia opened in August of 2019.
OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (Philadelphia, Georgia and South Georgia)
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (DO)
PCOM is recognized nationwide for excellence in medical education. From the first day of medical school, PCOM students begin learning the osteopathic approach to health care: respecting the innate connection between body, mind and spirit while examining and treating the whole person. DO students receive extra training in diagnosing and/or treating patients by manipulating the musculoskeletal system
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (Philadelphia and Georgia)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (MS)
Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, this program provides students with comprehensive academic and clinical medical education, including 12 months of clinical preceptorship.
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (Philadelphia, Georgia and South Georgia)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (MS)
This program is designed for college graduates who want to extend their knowledge of the biomedical sciences as a base for further graduate or professional study or for careers in medicine, health care, research, or business. The program provides a strong base of foundational biomedical science content in the first year, followed by a concentration in the degree candidacy year.
FORENSIC MEDICINE (Philadelphia)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FORENSIC MEDICINE (MS)
This program provides working professionals with a solid foundation in the theory, concepts and principles of forensic medicine, the medico-legal and technical aspects of death scene investigations, and clinical pathology skills.
PATHWAY PROGRAM IN FORENSIC MEDICINE (no degree awarded)
If you hold a bachelor’s degree but have no advanced training or education in the core biomedical sciences, this 10 week online intensive program will prepare you for transition into PCOM's Master of Science in Forensic Medicine program. Candidates requiring the Pathway program will be admitted to the MS degree program contingent upon completion of the Pathway program. No degree is awarded for completion of the Pathway program.
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGY (Philadelphia)
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (PsyD)
PCOM’s 89 credit PsyD program educates clinical psychologists to meet the individual needs of all people using the cognitive behavioral approach and is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (MS)
This two-year 60 credit program trains mental health care providers to work in a wide variety of settings, collaborating with the health care team to treat the whole person. A specialty option in addictions and correctional counseling is offered.
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology (CAGS) and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Psychology (CGS)
Students in these programs complete 12-16 master’s level credits to earn a certificate in applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or Professional Counseling.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (Philadelphia)
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (PsyD)
Graduates of this program will have advanced skills in school psychology and become leaders in educational and mental health services for children, youth and families. This program is designed to train, develop and prepare entry-level school psychologists with a focus on applied behavior analysis, empirically supported cognitive behavior techniques and advanced interventions in neuropsychology. PCOM’s School Psychology (PsyD) program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. This status designates that the program is consistent, substantively and procedurally, with APA Standards of Accreditation with the exception of the provision of outcome data. As PCOM will graduate its first cohort in 2021, the outcome data is not yet available. Students graduating from this program will have completed an APA-accredited program.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (PhD)
PCOM’s Educational Psychology PhD program degree provides advanced training for school psychologists, social workers, and other educators who have completed a master’s degree and are looking to expand their professional opportunities. Through the study of psychological processes, learning theories and human development your students will make a positive impact in any educational environment.
EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST DEGREE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (EdS)
This three-year National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved program is for master’s level professionals in the fields of education, counseling, psychology and other related professionals who wish to become a certified school psychologist providing high quality, effective, ethical and professional school psychological services in educational and mental health settings.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY (MS)
This intensive 14-month program offers a broad theoretical and practical background in school psychology, child development, learning and research. The MS program in school psychology has a behavior analysis emphasis that is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). This adds a unique aspect to the NASP approved program as the program will prepare students to continue towards certification as a school psychologist, as well as provide the necessary approved coursework to continue towards certification as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (Certificate)
This 21-credit online ABA Certificate program meets the guidelines established by the BACB and fulfills the coursework requirement needed to sit for the BCBA exam. This program is designed to meet the needs of the working professional by providing accessible, convenient access to coursework.
LEADERSHIP (Philadelphia and Georgia)
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP (MS in Philadelphia, Cert. in Georgia)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP (MS)
Through a unique combination of organizational theory, individual self-discovery and coaching, students will better understand businesses and organizations as dynamic systems, as well as their roles in those systems so that they may become leaders on the forefront of organizational change.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NON PROFIT LEADERSHIP & POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT (MS)
Students of this program will engage in learning focused on leadership through studying the challenges and opportunities inherent in the emerging field of population health. By understanding population health systems and ideology, students will learn to practice social entrepreneurship and continue to develop skills as practitioner-scholars.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (MS)
The customized Master of Science in Public Health Management and Administration program at PCOM is designed to enhance leadership skills that are critically important in the evolving landscape of public health. Students engage in learning that focuses on leadership, administration, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in public health practice today.
PCOM also offers certificates in Organizational Development and Leadership, Non Profit Leadership and Population Health Management and Public Health Management and Administration.
D.O.: Osteopathic Medicine
Ed.S.: School Psychology
M.S.: Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Medicine, Health Science (Physician Assistant Studies), Mental Health Counseling, Organizational Development & Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership & Population Health Management, Public Health Management & Administration, School Psychology
Ph.D.: Educational Psychology
Psy.D.: Clinical Psychology, School Psychology
CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES (CAGS): Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Professional Counseling, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Organizational Development & Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership & Population Health Management, Public Health Management & Administration
CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATE STUDIES (CGS): Applied Behavior Analysis, Organizational Development & Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership & Population Health Management, Public Health Management & Administration