Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data
Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program

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

REQUEST PROGRAM INFORMATION

PCOM’s PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For general information about APA accreditation or specific information about the accreditation status of PCOM’s Clinical PsyD program, please contact:

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

 

TIME TO COMPLETION

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 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript  23 17 25 25 18 27 20 37 26 23  241
Mean number of years to complete the program  6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.6 5 5.3  5.5
Median number of years to complete the program  6  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  5

Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % 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 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 5 years  10 43  11 65 20 80 22 88 16 89 20 74 14 70 27 73 25 96 19 83 184  76.35
Students in 6 years  4  17 4 24 2 8 1 4 1 6 4 15 5 25 5 13.5 1 4 3 13  30 12.45 
Students in 7 years  3  13 1 6 2 8 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2.7 0 0 0 0  10  4.15
Students in more than 7 years  6  26 1 6 1 4 0 0 1 6 2 7 1 5 4 10.8 0 0 1 4  17  7.05


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

Description 2018–2019 1st-Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $37,913
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $37,913
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students NA
University/institution fees or costs $564
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.) $1368

Clinical PsyD tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $1223 per credit ($37,913 total for year one) and the comprehensive fee is $188 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: $2924, years three and beyond vary based on electives), and dissertation binding (for 2018, the binding fee is $40 per copy). Click here for more information about program tuition and fees. Click here for a detailed estimated cost of attendance. Click here for information on Financial Aid. 

The School of Professional and Applied Psychology 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 School of Professional and Applied Psychology. 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 $15/hour. Click here for more information. Teaching Fellowships and Teaching/Lab Assistant positions are also available for advanced students.

 

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT - TABLE 1

Outcome 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 who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 6 33 10 42 12 44 8 44 18 64 13 62 34 97 27 96 24 100 22 92
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 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 4
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) 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 4
Students who obtained any internship 18 100 22 92 27 100 17 94 27 96 21 100 35 100 28 100 24 100 24 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 18 - 24 - 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 - 35 - 28 - 24 - 24

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INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT - TABLE 2

Outcome 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 who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 18 - 24 - 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 - 35 - 28 - 24 - 24 -
Students who obtained paid internships 18 100 22 92 27 100 17 94 27 96 21 100 35 100 28 100 24 100 24 100
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” 

 

 

ATTRITION

Variable Year of First Enrollment
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) 28 - 30 - 27 - 32 - 29 - 28 - 26 - 23 - 26 - 25   -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 23 82 26 87 19 70 28 87.5 28 97 19 68 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 18 24 92 22 96 25 96 25  100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree* 5 18 13 8 30 4 12.5 0 4 14 2 8 4 1 4  0

*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. 97% of attrition (28 of 29 students total) as shown above was for the aforementioned personal reasons.  

 

LICENSURE

Outcome 2008-2018
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees
conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago
222
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago)
who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years
170
Licensure percentage 77%

Of the Clinical PsyD program’s 222 graduates between 2008–2016 (the most recent year of license-eligible graduates), 170 (77%) 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.  

Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

*Cumulative GPA of entering class of 2018 (based on a 4.0 scale) = 3.55 undergraduate; 3.83 graduate

 

Demographics

 

 

Employment Settings

 

Financial Aid and Average Indebtedness

Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid in 2016-2017: 70.25
Average Indebtedness of Students Graduated Between 9/1/16 and 8/31/17: $135,838