School Psychology Affiliation with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

The University of Scranton and PCOM maintain articulation agreements to provide qualified students with a quicker and smoother pathway to complete a Master of Science (M.S.) and/or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in School Psychology.

These agreements allow Scranton students to complete their psychology bachelor’s and their school psychology M.S. or Psy.D. in less time. Up to 30 credits of PCOM graduate coursework count toward the Scranton undergraduate degree. That saves students money and time -- roughly equivalent to one year -- over the entirety of the two degrees.

Among other options, the Agreement between PCOM and Scranton enables qualified Scranton students to:

  • Complete three years at the University of Scranton and become eligible for guaranteed admission to PCOM for its Master of Science in School Psychology (3+14 month early-entry option); or
  • Complete three years at the University and enter the Doctor of Psychology Program in School Psychology at PCOM (3+ early entry option).

Please click to read about the requirements for all the PCOM-Scranton options. Students interested in taking advantage of these agreements should contact the Psychology Chairperson, Dr. John Norcross (, for more information.