Student admissions, outcomes, and other data

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology program assessments

Admissions data

Admissions 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Number of applicants 193 218 200 181 200 239 204 173 195 229
Number offered admission 12 15 17 11 12 19 10 11 14 10
Number matriculated 9 11 8 9 9 10 8 7 10 7
Number of incoming students receiving an assistantship that includes a full waiver of tuition 9 11 8 9 9 10 8 7 10 7

Time to completion for all students entering the program

Year in which degrees were conferred (September through August)

Outcome 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 9 7 10 6 6 17 7 9 10 5 86
Mean number of years to complete the program 7.4 6.9 7.7 7.3 7.2 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.1 6.2 6.8
Median number of years to complete the program 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6

 

  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 Total
Time to degree ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in < 5 yrs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 yrs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 14 0 0 2 20 1 20 5 6
Students in 6 yrs 2 22 4 57 4 40 1 17 1 17 9 53 4 57 5 56 6 60 3 60 41 48
Students in 7 yrs 5 56 1 14 2 20 3 50 3 50 5 29 0 0 3 33 1 10 0 0 25 29
Students in > 7 yrs 2 22 2 29 4 40 2 33 2 33 2 12 2 29 1 11 1 10 1 20 21 24

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate "NA" if not applicable:

Students who have completed a master's degree in psychology elsewhere may be able to reduce their time in the program by one year (e.g., to four years in residence, prior to taking the internship in the fifth year), if they transfer in or waive some graduate courses and have completed an acceptable empirical master's thesis. Transferring in or waiving courses is possible for some, but not all courses. All core clinical courses (psychopathology, assessment, intervention, ethics, practica) must be taken in our program, even if a student has taken such courses elsewhere. Students can petition to have other graduate-level courses as well as elective courses transferred or waived, such as statistics, history, learning, developmental, personality, and so on that are not clinical courses. The Graduate Committee of the department handles such requests. If you previously have completed a research master's thesis at another university, you can petition to have this thesis accepted to satisfy our program's thesis requirement. A committee will review it to determine if it is of a quality comparable or superior to theses conducted here. If so, then you do not have to complete a thesis here, but you must do a non-thesis research project. This information is described in more detail in the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF), which is also available on-line on the same website page that took you to this document.

Program costs

Description 2020-2021 first-year cohort cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $2,036
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $2,036
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable enter amount; if not applicable enter "NA") NA
University/institution fees or costs $164
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $500

Students typically take up to 10 credits each semester (and two each summer), and our funding mechanisms (e.g., teaching assistantships, fellowships, research assistantships) pay for these credit hours. However, during year one ONLY, students typically take three credits beyond those covered by the department, and students will need to pay this tuition out-of-pocket. This will be approximately $2,036. Students will also need to pay a "student service per credit hour fee," which totals about $164 for year one. During subsequent years in the program, students rarely take more credit hours than are paid for by funding mechanisms, so they typically do not pay any additional tuition during the rest of the program. The out-of-state portion of tuition is routinely waived for clinical psychology students.

Internship Placement – Table 1

Year applied for internship

Outcome
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships
- 8 80 6 86 9 100 7 100 15 94 7 88 9 100 9 100 6 100 9 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA- accredited (if applicable)
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable)
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship
- 8 80 6 86 9 100 7 100 15 94 7 88 9 100 9 100 6 100 9 100
Students who obtained any internship
- 8 80 6 86 9 100 7 100 15 94 7 88 9 100 9 100 6 100 9 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process
- 10 - 7 - 9 - 7 - 16 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 6 - 9 -

Internship Placement - Table 2

Year applied for internship

Outcome 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process
- 10 - 7 - 9 - 7 - 16 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 6 - 9 -
Students who obtained paid internships
- 8 80 6 86 9 100 7 100 15 94 7 88 9 100 9 100 6 100 9 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable)
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Note: Students who obtained half-time internships only include students who applied for an internship and are included in applied cell count from "Internship Placement – Table 1."

Attrition

Year of first enrollment

Variable 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)
- 9 - 9 - 11 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 10 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts
- 9 100 9 100 8 73 6 75 5 56 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 3 33 7 78 9 90 7 88 7 100 10 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree
- 0  0 0 0 3 27 1 13 1 11 1 11 1 10 1 13 0 0 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2007-2020
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between two and 10 years ago 71
The number of these graduates (between two and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 67
Licensure percentage 94%

Of the four unlicensed graduates, one is in a position that does not require a license, two took time off for parenting after graduating, and one is seeking licensure after being a military psychologist for several years. The latter three expect to become licensed.