Student Admission, Outcomes and Data

The following information — related to the doctoral program in counseling psychology and school psychology — is provided to facilitate informed decision-making.

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Time to Completion for All Students Entering the Program

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 8
9 9 10 12 12 9 8 13 11 101
Mean number of years to complete the program 4.78 4.96 4.98 5 5.41 4.75 4.89 4.78 5.2 5.45 4.56
Median number of years to complete the program 5 5 5   5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 3 38 3 33 3 33 4 40 2 17 5 42 2 22 3 38 4 31 3 27 32 32
Students in 5 years 5 63 6 67 4 44 3 30 5 42 4 33 4 44 3 38 4 31 4 36 42 42
Students in 6 years 0  0 0 0 21 22 3 30 4 33 3 25 3 33 2 25 3 23 2 18 22 22
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 1 9 4 4
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 1

For the past ten years, the average time to completion for our program is 5 years. When students enter with a master’s degree, the average time to completion is 5 years.

Program Costs

Description 2018-2019 1st
Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $0
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $0
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $2500
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $750

For the past ten years, the vast majority of students who have sought funding (e.g., graduate assistantships, research assistantships, and minority fellowships) have received a tuition waiver and a yearly stipend ($9,700-$15,000) for the first year of study. During advanced study (2nd - 4th years of the program), students are funded through a variety of sources including university research assistantships, department and graduate school teaching/research/service assistantships, minority fellowships, and part-time positions with research agencies or treatment programs. As a result, most students (over 95%) receive funding throughout their four years of study. This, however, is not guaranteed. Finally, students are responsible for paying their own university fees (approximately $2500 per year).

Tuition waivers for out of state students typically cover in-state tuition costs for the first semester. After that first semester, students with assistantships are considered in-state and tuition waivers cover 100% of tuition except for international students who are only able to receive tuition waivers for in-state level of tuition.

Internship Placement Table 1

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 3 43 6 50 5 56 7 58 8 67 9 75 7 64 6 50 4 50 5 30
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 2 18 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) 3 43 5 42 4 44 2 17 1 8 1 8 1 9 2 38 3 38 5 50
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 1 14 1 8 0 0 1 8 2 17 1 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internships 7 100 12 100 9 100 10 83 11 92 11 92 11 100 8 88 7 88 10 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 7 - 12 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 -

Internship Placement Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
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 7 - 12 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 -
Students who obtained paid internships 7 100 12 100 9 100 10 83 11 92 11 92 11 100 8 100 7 88 10 91
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

* Cell should only include students who applied for internship and are included in applied cell count from "Internship Placement – Table 1".

For the past ten years:

  • For the past eight years, eighty-eight percent of students who sought an APA-accredited internship matched
  • As a combined program, we have students from both counseling psychology and school psychology concentrations seeking internships with different goals and opportunities. Given the limited number of APA accredited school-based internships, 13 school psychology students chose to complete internships that meet or exceed the Council of Directors of School Psychology (CDSPP) standards in the past 7 years. These sites have included school settings, hospital-based programs, child/adolescent day treatment programs, or child/family treatment centers. In the past 4 years 100% of counseling psychology students have matched with APA-accredited internships.

Attrition

Variable Year Applied for Internship
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-2018
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 11 - 10 - 10 - 10 - 8 - 10 - 9 - 11 - 9 - 9 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 11 100 8 80 10 100 7 70 7 88 8 80 4 44 1 8 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 5 56 9 82 9 100 9 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 2 20 0 0 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0

Over the past 10 years, 6 students did not complete the program. One was terminated from the program for lack of academic progress, two elected to transfer to other programs, and three resigned for personal or medical reasons. All other enrolled students have graduated from the program within seven years.

Licensure

Outcome 2008-2018
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 111
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 95
Licensure percentage 86%

Sixteen recent graduates are finalizing the requirements for licensure (e.g., post-doc hours, EPPP exam) and will be applying within the next year. This will then result in 73% of the graduates in the past 10 years being licensed.