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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

The American Psychological Association (APA) requires that accredited programs make certain data available to the public.  In compliance with this policy, PCOM's APA-accredited Clinical PsyD program presents the following information, which is supplemented by additional program outcomes data.

For general information about APA accreditation or specific information about the accreditation status of PCOM's Clinical PsyD program please contact:

Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD
Director, Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-5979
http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation



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 Total  
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript 23 17 25 25 18 27 20 155
Mean number of years to complete the program 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.5
Median number of years to complete the program 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

  Time to Degree Ranges

N
% N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0 N/A 0
Students in 5 years 10 43 11 65 20 80 22 88 16 89 20 74 14  70 113 73
Students in 6 years 4 17 4 24 2 8 1 4 1 6 4 15 5 25 21 14
Students in 7 years 3 13 1 6 2 8 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 9 6
Students in more than 7 years 6 26 1 6 1 4 0 0 1 6 2 7 1 5 12 8

Also, please describe or provide a link to program admissions policies that allow students to enter with credit for prior graduate work, and the expected implications for time to completion. Please indicate NA if not applicable:

The transfer of credits into the program is not permitted. However, students have the option of earning Credit by Examination for up to 6 credits (2 courses) by earning a passing grade on an exam(s) administered for Social Psychology, Lifespan Development, and/or Psychopathology. This does not impact students' time to completion. However, it reduces the total number of credits required as well as total program tuition.

 

Program Costs  

Clinical PsyD tuition for the 2015-16 academic year is $1124 per credit ($34,844 total for year one) and the comprehensive fee is $182 per term (for campus technology, library services, gym access, after hours parking, and Student Government funding).  Students will incur additional fees for items including texts and assessment materials (year one average: $1368, year two average: $2925, years three and beyond vary based on electives), and dissertation binding (for 2015, the binding fee is $35 per copy).  For more information about program tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar's Office at BursarOffice@pcom.edu or 215-871-6190.  Click here for a detailed estimated cost of attendance.  Click here for information on Financial Aid. 

The Psychology Department provides opportunities for students to earn money for their educational expenses through Graduate Assistant (GA) and Federal Work Study positions.  Students may apply for GA positions through the Psychology Department.  Work Study positions are need-based, self-help federally funded financial aid packages for which students apply through the Financial Aid Office.  Students must complete the FAFSA each year to qualify for federal work study. On average, doctoral students in these positions work 10-15 hours per week at $12/hour.  Click here for more information.  Teaching Fellowships and Teaching/Lab Assistant positions are also available for advanced students.

Description

2015-2016 1st-year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $34,844 ($1124/credit x 31 credits)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $34,844 ($1124/credit x 31 credits)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $546 ($182/term for fall, winter, & spring terms)
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1368 (average of 1st year texts)

  

 

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome

Year Applied for Internship

2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6

33

10

42

12

44

8

44

18

64

13

62

 25 71
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 12 67 12 50 15 56 9 50 7 25 7 33  6 17
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 2 7 1 5 4 11
Students who obtained any internship 18 100 22 92 27 100 17 94 27 96 21 100 35 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 18 - 24 - 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 - 35 -

 

Internship Placement - Table 2

Outcome

Year Applied for Internship

2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied form internships including those who withdrew from the application process 18 - 24 - 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 -  35 -
Students who obtained paid internships 0 0 0 0 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 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"

 

 


Attrition

Variable

Year of First Enrollment

2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 27

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30

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27

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32

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29

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28

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 26 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 20 74 25 83 14 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 3 11 2 7 5 19 29 91 29 100 26 93  25 96
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 4 15 3 10 8 30 3 9 0 0 2 7 4

Reasons for attrition include personal or family medical illness, geographic relocation, unplanned family crisis, change in financial situation, or failure to return from leave of absences.  100% of attrition (21 students total) as shown above was for the aforementioned personal reasons.  

 


Licensure 

Of the Clinical PsyD program's 228 graduates between 2005-2013 (the most recent year of license-eligible graduates), 160 (70%) have become licensed psychologists.  These data are based upon information available on state licensure websites, therefore may not capture the most recent pool of licensed psychologists.  

Outcome

2005-2015

The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 228
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 160
Licensure percentage 70%
Last Updated: 9/1/15