Mental Health Counseling Programs - Philadelphia Campus

Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling (MS)

An applicant must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, education or nursing from a regionally accredited college or university with a B average or better prior to matriculation. Bachelor’s degrees in other specialty areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In order to ensure that program courses are taught at the highest possible level, applicants who have not completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology must have completed, prior to admission, the following courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics/Research
  • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology

The online application will be available beginning in the fall 2021 term at https://explore.pcom.edu/apply/.

This 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 reached. Classes begin in the fall term (early August).

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

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

  • Completed PCOM Application
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • A general autobiographical statement explaining you interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less) 
  • Writing sample (preferably graded)

Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

We will accept electronic transcripts via email, Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse to admissions@pcom.edu. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to PCOM Admissions in PDF format to recommend@pcom.edu. All other admissions documents can be sent to admissions@pcom.edu.

Psychology Certificate Programs

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Professional Counseling

Applicants for a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and/or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Professional Counseling must have completed a master’s degree in psychology, counseling or a related discipline from a regionally accredited institution with a B average or better. Master’s degrees in other specialty areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students will complete 12 graduate credits to earn the certificate for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Professional Counseling. 

The online application will be available beginning in the fall 2021 term at https://explore.pcom.edu/apply/.

These programs utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. Students will be accepted into the programs until a class size is reached. Classes begin in the fall term (early August).

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

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

  • Completed PCOM application
  • Official transcript(s) from all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • A general autobiographical statement explaining you interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less)
  • Writing sample (preferably graded)

Note that official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to: 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

We will accept electronic transcripts via email, from Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse to admissions@pcom.edu. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to PCOM Admissions in PDF format to recommend@pcom.edu. All other admissions documents may be sent to admissions@pcom.edu.