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Psychology Programs at PCOM 
School of Professional and Applied Psychology

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offers graduate programs in the fields of clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling and organizational development and leadership taught by an internationally renowned, highly credentialed faculty.

For the winter 2020-2021 term, PCOM's School of Professional and Applied Psychology plans to utilize a mostly virtual model of course delivery with extremely limited face-to-face single class experiences in some programs. Please read an important message from Dean Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP for additional information regarding course delivery plans for the upcoming semester.

All faculty members in PCOM’s School of Professional and Applied Psychology are teaching faculty who work closely with students to help them achieve their professional goals. Students often have the opportunity to coauthor scholarly papers, books and professional presentations with faculty.

Explore Our Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Online Certificate Program

PCOM’s Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program was designed to meet the guidelines established by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). This 18-credit program is offered entirely online and fulfills the coursework requirement to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

School Psychology (MS, EdS and PsyD)

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:


Educational Psychology (PhD)

The  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Psychology program provides advanced training for school psychologists, educators, social workers and other professionals seeking additional skills.

Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

The APA-accredited Clinical PsyD program trains practitioner-scholar psychologists to work in a broad range of clinical settings, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to interdisciplinary care and service to diverse and underserved populations.

Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology (MS)

The Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology program offers a dynamic curriculum designed to prepare counselors to work in the mental health field or to pursue doctoral study in psychology and counseling.

Mental Health Counseling (MS)

The Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling program offers a dynamic curriculum designed to prepare counselors to provide assessment and psychotherapy services in a broad range of mental health settings.

Organizational Leadership (MS and Certificate Programs)

PCOM offers several options to learn and practice organizational leadership:

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Professional Counseling Certificate Programs

PCOM offers specialization tracks in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and professional counseling. These programs provide graduate-level counseling, psychology and organizational leadership courses for those seeking to augment their training or meet credentialing requirements.

Applicants for these programs must have completed a master's degree in psychology, counseling or related discipline.