Master of Science in School Psychology
Application Requirements

The School Psychology (MS) program is committed to training school psychologists and behavior analysts who are thoroughly prepared to provide a full range of psychological and educational services



Admission Requirements

  • An applicant must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in psychology, education or a related field with a "B" average or better prior to matriculation.
  • It is expected that students enter the school psychology program with adequate academic preparation to undertake graduate studies, and a knowledge base that is equivalent to an undergraduate major in psychology. Students entering the program must have:
    • 6 credits of English
    • 6 credits of Math
    • 15 credits of psychology or relevant electives (such as techniques of teaching)
  • At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses that would enhance their preparation for the graduate program.

Application Process

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)
  • Three 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.
  • Graded writing sample that can be sent in .pdf format to 
  • Official Scores from GRE or Miller's Analogies Test (PCOM institutional code for GRE – 2662)
    • This requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Admissions Policy and Process 

The MS 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 summer term (early June).

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 School 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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