Students who successfully complete their first year of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
(DO) degree at PCOM—at either the Philadelphia, PA or Suwanee, GA campuses—may apply
for a unique dual degree program provided by the Department of Psychology. This dual
degree program leads to both a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and a Master
of Science in Organizational Development & Leadership (MS-ODL) degree. The dual DO/MS
degree is an extended five-year learning experience to allow the student to complete
the requirements for both curricula.
For more information regarding the DO application process, please visit the DO Admissions page.
Application Guidelines for the DO/MS dual degree program
- A currently-enrolled DO student at PCOM may make application through the Dean's Office
for the dual degree program. The student must be in good academic standing and must
have successfully completed the first term of the first year of the DO degree program.
- After completing the necessary application materials, an interview with the Organizational
Development & Leadership Program Director is required.
- All first year DO degree remedial coursework must be satisfactorily completed in order
to be accepted into the dual degree program.
- The dual degree program starts in the fall term of the student's second year of DO
degree studies. The student will be required to decelerate his/her second year of
the DO degree program to allow for the additional MS degree coursework. The DO/MS
dual degree program extends the second year of the DO curriculum over two years.
- Applications to the DO/MS dual degree program are available by contacting the Dean's
Office at 215-871-6770 .
- The following criteria must be met to maintain good academic standing in the DO/MS
dual degree program:
- A cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater is required to be awarded the MS degree. If a student
does not attain a 3.0 after all coursework is completed, the student will be required
to remediate coursework to increase his/her GPA for degree candidacy.
- Failure to achieve a 2.0 GPA at the end of any term will result in academic probation
from the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership degree program.