Accreditation & Memberships


PCOM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. In 2005, the Commission approved the extension of the scope of institutional accreditation to PCOM’s Georgia branch campus and an additional location PCOM South Georgia.

The College is also approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which granted recognition in 2004 to PCOM Georgia as an approved PCOM branch campus and an additional location PCOM South Georgia. PCOM Georgia is authorized by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission of Georgia as a branch campus of PCOM and PCOM South Georgia as an additional location, under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990.

The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs at PCOM are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

PCOM’s physician assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), 202-336-5979; The clinical psychology internship program in PCOM’s Center for Brief Therapy is also APA accredited.

The doctoral, educational specialist and MS programs in school psychology are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The certification program in school psychology is approved by the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Certification in Behavior Analysis available to students in the MS in School Psychology program is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). PCOM’s PsyD in school psychology is also approved by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) for its listing of programs meeting designation criteria.

PCOM’s School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312-664-3575; fax 312-664-4652; website

The Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at PCOM Georgia is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and the Georgia Consortium of Clinical Educators. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 770-682-2368 or email

Documents of accreditation are on file in the President’s Office, with copies in the Office of the Provost, and may be seen upon request.

State Departments of Education Complaint Information

PCOM is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. These state education agencies have a formal process for complaints regarding noncompliance with state regulations. In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act the following contact information is provided for both agencies:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
12th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717-772-3622 (FAX)

State of Georgia
Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 East Exchange Place
Suite 220 Tucker, GA 30084-5305
770-414-3309 (FAX)


PCOM is a member of the American Council on Education, the American Association for Higher Education, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, the Physician Assistant Educational Association, the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), the Georgia Consortium of Clinical Educators, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.