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
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
2015-
2016
2016-
2017
2017-
2018
2018-
2019
2019-
2020
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 9 10 12 12 9 10 7 10 8 7
Mean number of years to complete the program 4.98 5 5.41 4.75 4.89 4.9 4.43 4.8 5.25 5
Median number of years to complete the program 5 4 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 4 40 2 17 5 42 2 22 3 30 3 43 3 30 1 13 0 0
Students in
5 years
4 44 3 30 5 42 4 33 4 44 4 40 3 43 6 60 4 50 7 100
Students in
6 years
2 22 3 30 4 33 3 25 3 33 2 20 1 14 0 0 2 25 0 0
Students in
7 years
0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 1 10 1 13 0 0
Students in more than
7 years
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Students with a relevant master’s degree are often able to transfer in credits or waive course requirements, which may or may not shorten their overall time to degree. Information on the transfer policy is available on page 51 of the CPSP Handbook. 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 2020-2021 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 $2,820
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g., books, travel, etc.) $900

For the past ten years, the vast majority of CPSP students were fully funded through a variety of sources, including university research and administrative assistantships, department and graduate school assistantships, Presidential and Schomburg fellowships, and part-time positions on and off campus. Recently, UB created a new Doctoral Excellence Program as a means of enhancing funding and support for doctoral students. Doctoral students who are funded receive full support for all four years at a higher amount and with more support than in previous years; however, given limited funds, some incoming students may not receive funding. We will work with those students to assist them in their efforts to secure funding. Finally, at UB funded graduate students are typically responsible for paying their own university fees though in some cases, GSE will cover those costs.

At UB, tuition waivers for out of state students only cover tuition costs at the in-state level for the first semester. After that 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
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 5 56 7 58 8 67 9 75 7 64 6 75 4 50 5 45 7 88 6 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 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) 4 44 2 17 1 8 1 8 1 9 2 25 3 38 5 45 1 13 0 0
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 1 8 2 17 1 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 9 100 10 83 11 92 11 92 11 100 8 100 7 88 10 91 8 100 6 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 8 - 6 -

Internship Placement Table 2

 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
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 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 11 - 8 - 6 -
Students who obtained paid internships   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable)   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 nine years, 92 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, in the past ten years, 17 school psychology students chose to complete non-accredited 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 6years 100% of counseling psychology students have matched with APA-accredited internships.

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 10 - 8 - 10 - 9 - 11 - 11 - 9 - 9 - 8 - 9 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 7 70 8 100 10 100 9 100 10 91 8 73 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2 18 7 78 8 89 7 88 9 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 11 1 11 1 13 0 0

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 2010-2020
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 87
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 73
Licensure percentage 84%

Fourteen 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 about 88 percent of the graduates in the past 10 years being licensed.