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Department of Psychological Science

The Clinical Training Program

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Applicant Selection Process

Applicants to the Clinical Psychology Program are selected for an interview and admission through the following process:

  1. Individual faculty members review applications and consider the following areas:
    • Grade point average (typically 3.50 or higher as an undergraduate) and an undergraduate major in psychology.
    • GRE scores (typically Verbal plus Quantitative of 1200 or higher).
    • Research experience (typically one to two years post-undergraduate degree).
    • Letters of recommendation.
    • Fit with a faculty member's research interest.
    • Writing sample (a sample of a research project or paper on which you were the primary author).
    • Curriculum vitae (CV), if provided
    Although faculty members consider all areas, it is important to note that there is not a minimum cut-off in any one area.
  2. Typically three applicants are presented to the Clinical Faculty by each faculty member interested in accepting a student. The Clinical Faculty and student representatives vote on whether each applicant should be invited for an interview.
  3. Applicants selected for an interview are invited to campus in February to interview. (Although on-campus interviews are strongly encouraged, telephone interviews can occur.)
  4. Applicants interview for a specific faculty member's laboratory. Each applicant meets with two to three faculty members and two to three graduate students, all of whom evaluate the applicant on areas such as interest in the program, fit with the program, match with the faculty member's research program, maturity of research ideas, and readiness for clinical work.
  5. Following interview day, evaluations of applicants are summarized and presented at a Clinical Psychology Faculty meeting. Each faculty member presents a list of applicants who are and are not acceptable and rank orders the acceptable list. The Clinical Faculty and student representatives vote on the acceptability of each applicant and on the rank ordering of applicants proposed by each faculty member. Availability of funding is also taken into consideration.
  6. An email typically is sent by the coordinator of admissions to each person who interviewed indicating whether they are accepted, wait listed, or not being considered further. The faculty member who proposed the applicant typically calls accepted and wait-listed applicants and discusses their status with them. Accepted applicants are encouraged to inform the program of their decision as soon as possible and are told that a decision has to be made by April 15th.

The tables below summarize applicants' data, GPA and GRE scores of those admitted, time to degree completion for students admitted, internship data, attrition from the program, and licensure data.

Applicants' Data

2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Applicants 157 180 242 309 219 182 167
Admitted & Accepted 4 3 6 7 5 7 ?

Admitted Students' GPA and GRE Scores

2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Undergraduate GPA 3.79 3.50 3.62 3.68 3.63 3.68 ?
GRE Mean Scores Verbal 600 533 610 574 610 160 ?
Quantitative 685 623 728 670 646 158 ?

Time to Completion for Students Entering the Program with a Bachelor's Degree


Outcome
Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 1 4 5 3 7 6 ? ?
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.0 6.0 5.6 6.0 5.7 5.8 ? ?
Median number of years to complete the program 5 6 6 6 6 6 ? ?
 
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years 1 100 0 0 2 40 0 0 2 29 2 33 ? ? ? ?
Students in 6 years 10 0 4 100 3 60 3 100 5 71 3 50 ? ? ? ?
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 ? ? ? ?
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Time to Completion for Students Entering the Program with Advanced Standing


Outcome
Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 1 0 1 0 0 1 ? ?
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.0 0 4.0 0 0 5.0 ? ?
Median number of years to complete the program 5 0 4 0 0 5 ? ?
 
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 ? ? ? ?
Students in 5 years 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 ? ? ? ?
Students in 6 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Program Costs

Description 2013-2014 1st-year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $571 per credit hour
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) NA
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) NA
University/institution fees or costs $1,732
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1000

Internship Data - Table 1



Outcome
Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships 6 6 4 7 7 2 ?
Students who obtained internships 6 100 6 100 4 100 6 86 7 100 2 100 ? ?
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6 100 6 100 4 100 6 100 6 86 2 100 ? ?
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 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
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
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

Internship Placements - Table 2



Outcome
Year Applied for Internship
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained internships 6 100 6 100 4 100 6 86 7 100 2 100 ? ?
Students who obtained paid internships 6 100 6 100 4 100 6 100 7 100 2 100 ? ?
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Attrition



Variable
Year of First Enrollment
2007-
2008
2008-
2009
2009-
2010
2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 6 4 3 6 7 5 ?
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 5 83 3 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ? ?
Students still enrolled in program 1 17 1 25 3 100 4 67 7 100 5 100 ? ?
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 33 0 0 0 0 ? ?

Licensure

Outcome 2002-2003 to 2010-2011
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 59
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period 50
Licensure percentage 85

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