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
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 9 9 10 12 12 9 8 13 11 9
Mean number of years to complete the program 4.96 4.98 5 5.41 4.75 4.89 4.78 5.2 5.45 5.45
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 %
Students in less than
5 years
3 33 3 33 4 40 2 17 5 42 2 22 3 38 4 31 3 27 1 11
Students in
5 years
6 67 4 44 3 30 5 42 4 33 4 44 3 38 4 31 4 36 6 67
Students in
6 years
0 0 2 22 3 30 4 33 3 25 3 33 2 25 3 23 2 18 0 0
Students in
7 years
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 1 9 1 11
Students in more than
7 years
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 11

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 2019-2020 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 $2,800
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g., books, travel, etc.) $825

For the past ten years, the vast majority of students who have sought funding (e.g., graduate assistantships, research assistantships, and minority fellowships) received a tuition waiver and a yearly stipend ($9,700 to $20,000) for the first year of study. During advanced study (second year through forth year 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 85 percent) receive funding throughout their four years of study. Finally, students are responsible for paying their own university fees (approximately $2,800 per year).

Tuition waivers for out-of-state students only cover in-state tuition costs for the first semester. After the first semester, students with assistantships are considered in-state and tuition waivers cover 100 percent 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
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6 50 5 56 7 58 8 67 9 75 7 64 6 75 4 50 5 45 7 88
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 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) 5 42 4 44 2 17 1 8 1 8 1 9 2 25 3 38 5 45 1 13
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 1 8 0 0 1 8 2 17 1 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 12 100 9 100 10 83 11 92 11 92 11 100 8 100 7 88 10 91 8 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 12 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 8 -

Internship Placement Table 2

Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
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 12 - 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 8 -
Students who obtained paid internships 12 100 9 100 12 100 12 100 12 100 11 100 8 100 8 100 11 100 8 100
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

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

During the past eight years, 91 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, 17 school psychology students chose to complete internships that meet or exceed the Council of Directors of School Psychology (CDSPP) standards in the past eight years. These sites have included school settings, hospital-based programs, child/adolescent day treatment programs, or child/family treatment centers. In the past four years, 100 percent 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) 8 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 10 - 9 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 8 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 8 100 10 91 7 70 8 100 10 100 8 89 9 82 7 78 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 1 9 1 11 8 89 7 88
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 1 9 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 11 1 11 1 13

Over the past 10 years, nine students did not complete the program. Three left the program for lack of academic progress, two elected to transfer to other programs, and four resigned for personal or medical reasons. All but two students have graduated from the program within seven years.

Licensure

Outcome 2009-2019
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 98
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 83
Licensure percentage 85%

Fifteen recent graduates are finalizing the requirements for licensure (e.g., post-doc hours, EPPP exam) and will be applying within the next year.