Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data 
Clinical Psychology 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.

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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
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 25 25 18 27 20 37 26 23 23 23 247
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.6 5 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3
Median number of years to complete the program 5 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 0
Students in 5 years 20 80 22 88 16 89 20 74 14 70 27 73 25 96 19 83 19 83 18 78.3 200 81
Students in 6 years 2 8 1 4 1 6 4 15 5 25 5 13.5 1 4 3 13 3 13 4 17.4 29 12
Students in 7 years 2 8 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2.7 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 4.3 8 3
Students in more than 7 years 1 4 0 0 1 6 2 7 1 5 4 10.8 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 10 4

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 2020-2021 First Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $39,463
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $39,463
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.) $687

Clinical PsyD tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $1,273 per credit ($39,463 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: $687; year two average: $1,104; years three and beyond vary based on electives) and dissertation binding (for 2020, 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 $18/hour. Click here for more information on Federal Work Study. Teaching Fellowships and Teaching/Lab Assistant positions are also available for advanced students.

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 12 44 8 44 18 64 13 62 34 97 27 96 24 100 22 92 21 91 22 88
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 15 56 9 50 7 25 7 33 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 4 2 9 3 12
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 2 7 1 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
Students who obtained any internship 27 100 17 94 27 96 21 100 35 100 28 100 24 100 24 100 23 100 25 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 - 35 - 28 - 24 - 24 - 23 - 25 -

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 27 - 18 - 28 - 21 - 35 - 28 - 24 - 24 - 23 - 25 -
Students who obtained paid internships 27 100 17 94 27 96 21 100 35 100 28 100 24 100 24 100 23 100 25 100
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
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) 27 - 32 - 29 - 28 - 26 - 23 - 26 - 25 - 18 - 29 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 19 70 28 87.5 29 100 23 82 23 88 18 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 13 26 100 25 100 17 94 27 93
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree* 8 30 4 12.5 0 0 5 18 2 8 2 9 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 7

*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. 83% of attrition (20 of 24 students total) as shown above was for the aforementioned personal reasons.

LICENSURE

Outcome 2010-2020
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees conferred on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 218
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 184
Licensure percentage 84.4%

Of the Clinical PsyD program’s 218 graduates between 2010-2018 (the most recent year of license-eligible graduates), 184 (84.4%) 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

Demographics

Financial Aid and Average Indebtedness

Percentage of students receiving financial aid in 2019-2020: 80.9
Average indebtedness of graduates in 2019-2020: $157,977

Percentage of students receiving financial aid in 2020-2021: 79.3
Average indebtedness of graduates in 2019-2020: N/A

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