Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

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Over 100 years of academic excellence

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the nation’s most respected osteopathic medical schools. The College welcomes students who bring unique skills and experiences to contribute to our community of learning. Through rigorous academic programs and with the help of esteemed faculty, our students learn to ask the right questions, listen for answers, and solve problems using their hands and minds. PCOM students learn a whole-person approach to medicine that emphasizes total wellness—in body, mind, and spirit.

Where to find us
The College encompasses a main campus in Philadelphia that's home to a variety of health-related graduate programs with a range of degree options, from online certificates to doctorates. To address the growing need for medical professionals in the South, PCOM Georgia in Suwanee, Georgia opened its doors in 2005, and PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie opened in August 2019 to welcome its inaugural class of DO students.

Why osteopathic medicine?
Integral to all programs and campuses is the College’s osteopathic practice of medicine—a whole—person approach to treating patients, not just addressing symptoms. Although PCOM is focused solidly on teaching, research and community outreach are also important components of the institution’s mission. The College houses a Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, developing collaborative research and encouraging students to actively engage in research opportunities. We also have affiliated Healthcare Centers that serve the medical needs of urban and rural Pennsylvanians.

How our students define us
What is the PCOM difference? When asked, students describe a tight-knit and collaborative community. Our campuses are recognized for their spirits of collegiality and camaraderie rather than competitiveness. The warm environment inspires a sense of community and works to advance academic and personal growth as well as professional and career development.

PCOM students are encouraged to participate in community service and extracurricular activities. More than 60 chapter and national organizations, academic interest groups, athletic teams, charitable groups, and clubs offer social activities and leadership opportunities. Those who embrace the College’s osteopathic philosophy are often drawn to service and actively participate in blood drives, fundraising events, medical mission trips, and free health screenings throughout the community.

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10 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Biomedical Science                
Clinical & Mental Health Counseling                
Clinical Psychology                
Community Health                
Educational Psychology                
Forensic Science                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Osteopathic Medicine                
Physician Assistant                
School Psychology                

Located in Philadelphia, PA


HEED Badge

2022 HEED Award Winner

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PCOM at a Glance

• Founded in 1899, one of the oldest colleges of osteopathic medicine
• PCOM has trained over 21,000 highly-competent osteopathic physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists 
Recipient of the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the seventh consecutive year
• Named a top 100 doctoral degree producer for minority students

Find your path at PCOM

• Applied Positive Psychology (MS)
• Biomedical Sciences (MS, Certificate)
• Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Certificate)
• Educational Psychology (PhD)
• Forensic Medicine (MS)
• Mental Health Counseling (MS)
• Non Profit Leadership & Population Health Management (MS, Certificate) 
• Organizational Development & Leadership (MS, Certificate)
• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
• Professional Counseling (Certificate)
• Public Health Management & Administration (MS, Certificate)
• School Psychology (PsyD, EdS)

Student Body

1,743 students

1,615 full-time

127 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 215-871-6700
Admissions Officer

What students are saying about us...

  • "My favorite thing about PCOM is the sense of community among the students, faculty, and staff members. It genuinely feels like everyone is trying to support and uplift each other."

    • Christy Lu
      (DO '25)