On-campus interviews are required for enrollment to each Department of Psychology program. Candidates are selected to interview as applications are received and are deemed eligible, based on the competitiveness of the larger application pool. Interviews begin in October and continue monthly until desired class sizes are reached. A candidate can be selected for interview at any time between October and June. Those not selected for interview will receive final notification in July.
Yes. After an interview, a candidate can receive a wait list decision. The wait list is not ranked or ordered and a candidate can be selected to attend at any time prior to the start of classes.
Yes. Candidates may apply to more than one program at PCOM as each program has its own application process and corresponding Faculty Committee on Admissions. A candidate will receive a unique decision for each application, depending on the strength and size of each applicant pool.
Accepted candidates may request a deferral in writing providing rationale for the request. If granted, a candidate is required to submit the required tuition deposit and his/her seat will be held for one year only.
Inquiries about the application process can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 215-871-6700
Information on the application process to each program offered at PCOM, including application requirements and timelines, can be found here.
PCOM uses a rolling admissions process for all Department of Psychology programs therefore, an early application is recommended. Candidates who apply prior to March 1st are given priority and there is no posted application deadline as applications will be accepted until the desired class sizes have been reached.
Our interview days are approximately four hours in length and include a light meal, a tour of campus and an academic presentation by program faculty. Each candidate will experience an individual panel interview as well as a group interview, conducted by program faculty. Most programs also require a timed writing exercise in our computer lab. Decisions are rendered and submitted via US Postal Service within 4-6 weeks of the interview date.
Yes. Candidates may reapply. We recommend conducting a thorough self-assessment and improving the application where there may be deficiencies to improve one’s chances for enrollment.