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School Psychology


School Psychology Programs
MS, EdS and PsyD

In PCOM’s School Psychology degree programs, graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in an osteopathic medical school setting. Our faculty includes highly credentialed and respected practitioners and scholars in the specialty of school psychology who mentor students and provide a collaborative learning environment.

School psychology classes are offered at convenient, flexible times and formats for working individuals. PCOM's programs are unique in their use of standardized client actors, immersing students in realistic experiences and clinical situations.


What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists apply knowledge of learning, behavior and mental health to support students and teachers in many K-12 public schools. They partner with schools, families and teachers to promote safe, healthy learning environments. School psychologists take specialized coursework and practical experiences to develop numerous skills in both psychology and education.

School of Professional and Applied Psychology faculty describe the role of a school psychologist and provide insight into the school psychology programs offered at PCOM.

Career Options for School Psychology Degrees

Students in PCOM’s School Psychology programs can prepare for a career in helping children and adolescents resolve learning and behavioral problems, thus promoting healthy development. Important and rewarding work, school psychology professionals can pursue a wide variety of career opportunities. While most school psychologists primarily practice in school environments, advanced training provides opportunities to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Public and private schools
  • Counseling centers
  • Community agencies
  • Private practices
  • Clinics and university counseling centers
  • Hospitals

School Psychology Degrees

School psychology degree programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offer students an integrated, competency-based curriculum specific to each program. PCOM offers three different school psychology programs:

More Information

School psychologists provide effective services to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally (NASP, 2010). Learn more about school psychology from the National Association of School Psychologists.

School Psychology Programs

MS in School Psychology

EdS in School Psychology

PsyD in School Psychology