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Mental Health counseling programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine are offered through the Psychology Department. The Psychology Department offers students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program. Internationally renowned, caring and committed faculty mentor PCOM students, guiding them through the practitioner-scholar training model and encouraging life-long learning in the field of psychology. To learn more about the Psychology Department's philosophy and mission, read our Chairman's welcome.


The MS program in Mental Health Counseling offers a dynamic curriculum designed to prepare counselors to provide assessment and psychotherapy services in a broad range of mental health settings.  The MS program offers two options for degree completion: students can earn a 60-credit MS in Mental Health Counseling or a 48-credit in Mental Health Counseling.  The program prepares students to work in the mental health field or to pursue further graduate training in counseling, psychotherapy, or related fields.  PCOM students benefit from learning in an osteopathic medical school environment in which there is a campus-wide sense of serving and understanding the "whole person."

PCOM also offers a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology through which students with a master's degree in counseling, psychology, or a related field may complete an additional 12 credits at the master's level.






Click on the video to hear more about PCOM's Mental Health Counseling program from Kamini Kannan.   Click on the video to hear a welcome message from MS program director, Dr. Elizabeth Gosch.










Mental Health Counseling Courses of Study List
  Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology
Psychology Programs
  Clinical Psychology 
  Organizational Development & Leadership
  School Psychology
Center for Brief Therapy
Rovinsky Family Lectureship

Last Updated: 12/12/14