Educational Psychology (PhD) Program
Application Requirements

The Educational Psychology (PhD) degree is an innovative, applied professional psychology program designed for school psychologists and other master's prepared practicing professionals. 

The anticipated start date for this program is Fall of 2019. For additional information and to be notified when the application for admission opens, please complete our request program information form below.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, education or a related field with a B average or better.

Applicants must have completed, prior to admission, the following foundational coursework:

  1. Statistics/Research
  2. Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
  3. Developmental or Lifespan Psychology

Application Process

Current PCOM students applying to the PhD program are asked to please login to myPCOM for internal application instructions and the internal application link.

Your application will be processed and assessed by the Faculty Committee on Admissions only after the receipt of the following:

  • PCOM Application (there is no application fee).
  • Two letters of recommendations with recommendation form.  Letters of Recommendation can be sent directly to PCOM Admissions in .pdf format to
  • A general autobiographical statement explaining your interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less) that may be sent to
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate course work. We accept transcripts via mail, eScript and/or Parchment Services. We are unable to accept documents from the National Student Clearinghouse at this time.
  • Official Scores from GRE General Test (PCOM institutional code for GRE – 2662)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Admissions Policy and Process

The PhD program utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. Students will be accepted into the program until the desired class size is achieved, therefore it is recommended for candidates to submit applications early. Classes begin in the fall term (early August).

The Admissions Committee screens applications, invites some applicants for an interview, evaluates the applicants and selects the new students. Following completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admissions Committee's decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

As an applicant to PCOM's Educational Psychology program, you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through a PCOM vendor of choice. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.

Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the College's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.

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