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: Although faculty members consider all five 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.

Applicants' Data

2006-7 2007-8 2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Applicants 195 176 157 180 242 309 219
Admitted & Accepted 7 6 4 3 6 7 5

Admitted Students' GPA and GRE Scores

2006-7 2007-8 2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Undergraduate GPA 3.55 3.71 3.79 3.50 3.62 3.68 3.63
GRE Mean Scores Verbal 604 634 600 533 610 574 610
Quantitative 659 654 685 623 728 670 646

Time to Completion

Since 2003, all students who have entered the program and graduated (including completion of an internship) did so in a mean of 5.7 years (median = 6 years) if they entered without a master's degree and a mean of 4.3 years (median = 4.0 years) if they entered with a master's degree. The percentage of students entering without a master's degree who finished in 5 and 6 years is 23% and 77%, respectively. The percentage of students entering with a master's degree who finished in 4 and 5 years is 75% and 25%, respectively.

Program Costs

All students have been offered an assistantship (teaching, research, clinical) each year for up to 5 years.

For students who enter into the Ph.D. program in 2012, the tuition in the first year is $556 per credit hour (plus yearly fees of approximately $1,688). Students take 18 to 21 credit hours in each of the first two years. The number of credits taken and, as a consequence, the amount of tuition decrease in subsequent years (see Model Ph.D. Program Schedule).

Student Graduation and Attrition

2004-5 2005-6 2006-7 2007-8 2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Enrolled 4 6 7 6 4 3 6 7 5
Graduated with Doctorate 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Still Currently Enrolled 0 0 5 6 4 3 4 7 5
Attrition 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Licensed

From 1997 through 2010, 84 students received their Ph.D. from the Clinical Psychology Program. The following provides information on licensure of these graduates: 69 are licensed; 11 are not licensed as of June, 2012; 1 has been licensed but now is inactive; and 3 could not be located. Thus, excluding the last three graduates just mentioned, 85% (69 of 81) of our graduates are currently licensed. Although licensure requirements vary by state, graduates of the clinical psychology program have become licensed in over 25 states, Washington, D.C., and British Columbia, Canada since 1997.

Internships for Students who Graduated from the Clinical Program
(2005-2012)

Internship Year 2005-6 2006-7 2007-8 2008-9 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
Number of Students Who...
Applied for Internship 4 3 3 6 6 4 7 5
Obtained Internships 4 3 3 6 6 4 6 5
Obtained APPIC Member Internships 3 3 3 6 6 4 6 5
Obtained APA Accredited Internships 3 3 3 6 6 4 6 4
Obtained Paid Internships 4 3 3 6 6 4 6 5
Obtained Full Time Internships 4 3 3 6 6 4 6 5

Notes

  1. All students enrolling in the program beginning in 2003 must complete an APA accredited internship.