Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
Our doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). For further information about APA accreditation or specific information about the accreditation status of our doctoral program please contact:
Susan Zlotlow, PhD Director, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 202-336-5979 http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
APA requires that accredited programs provide the following data to the public:
- Admission data
- Time to completion, from admission to graduation
- Program costs
- Internship success rates
- Attrition rates
- Licensure and certification rates
The Clinical Psychological Doctoral Program provides this minimal information necessary to fulfill this requirement and additional information required by the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (cudcp.us). We also provide additional information about the outcomes of our program so that prospective applicants can make the most informed decisions.
If you have difficulty viewing the tables on this webpage, please click here for a pdf version of the information provided on this webpage.
Please note that the information and data provided below are based on the past 7 years, unless otherwise noted.
1. Admission Data (2007-2013 cohorts, n=47)
a. Mean GPA = 3.6 (SD = 0.26)
b. Mean GRE-R:
- Quantitative = 156.1 (SD = 3.7), percentile = 74.7
- Verbal = 161.7 (SD = 4.5), percentile = 84.9
- Analytic = 4.09 (SD = 0.6), percentile = 73.4
c. Mean # of applicants per year = 265
d. Total # of applicants in 2012-2013 = 372
e. Selectivity rate = 2.2% (proportion of applicants who were given offers and enrolled)
The table below provides additional details about our admissions (if you are unable to view all the data on this table, please click the image to obtain a full-page display).
2. Time to Completion
Students progress through our program in a timely fashion. In the last 7 years (n=30), the average time from admission to the program to graduation was about 6 years:
- Average (mean) years to graduation = 6.0, SD=1.6
- Median years to graduation = 5.7 years
The table below provides additional details about our graduation rates (if you are unable to view all the data on this table, please click the image to obtain a full-page display). Because admission to our program with a graduate degree does not reduce the time required to complete the program, data for students with and without a graduate degree at admission to the program are presented.
3. Program Costs
The tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year is $14,460 per quarter for Full Tuition (first eight quarters of residency) and $3,615 per quarter for Advanced Study (study in the 9th quarter or later). The table below provides information on program costs for the 2012-2013 first year cohort. Please note that the costs reported in this table do not account for the tuition adjustments/reductions associated with our standard financial package. If you are unable to view all the data on these Tables, please click the image to obtain a full-page display.
The “full-time” tuition rate noted above is applied for the first 8 quarters of a student’s residency. Because students typically take courses only during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, this means that the Full Tuition rate generally applies to all three quarters of the first and second year of residency, as well as the Fall and Winter quarters of the third year of residency. In the Spring quarter of the third year of residency, most students pay the Advanced Study tuition rate. Students who no longer need to register for courses and are not receiving a formal scholarship or stipend register for Continuous Registration, which is $100 per quarter until graduation. Students are required to pay an activity fee (currently $78 per quarter), most of which goes to the provision of a U-Pass for unlimited rides on the Chicago Transit Authority trains and buses. The Doctoral Program provides scholarships to all students in the form of a 50% tuition remission and three years of fully subsidized health insurance. If you are unable to view all the data on these Tables, please click the image to obtain a full-page display.
Specific research labs may be able to provide additional funding to students, depending on grant funding. Additional funding may include a Research Assistant Scholarship, which provides full tuition remission and a monthly stipend (currently $1,880 per month), or stipend support without additional tuition remission.
Based on the current tuition rate and the standard scholarship of 50% tuition remission, a student completing their doctorate in 5 years with only the standard financial package can anticipate total tuition costs of $60,447.50 for the doctoral degree. This estimate does not account for additional funding that may be available through specific research labs, or increases in tuition/fees.
A 2012 survey of 39 alumni indicated a mean debt load of $29,564 (SD = $39,083, range $0-$135,000). Approximately 46% of the responding alumni indicated no debt from the doctoral program.
More information on tuition and financial aid can be found at The Graduate School’s website by clicking here.
Tables 1 and 2 below provide data on our internship placement for the past 7 years. If you are unable to view all the data on these Tables, please click the image to obtain a full-page display.
Consistent with the requirements of our program, none (0%) of our students applied for or obtained a non-accredited, APPIC non-accredited member, or other member organization (e.g., CAPIC) internships. Further, none (0%) of our students obtained two-year, half-time internships; all (100%) students obtained one-year, full-time internships.
Our overall first-attempt internship placement rate is 85% (28/33) in the last 7 years. All (100%) students who had to re-apply for internship secured an internship on their second attempt.
In the last 7 years, we have had 2 students leave our program. The table below provides details of our attrition data. If you are unable to view all the data on this Table, please click the image to obtain a full-page display.
Among students who graduated from our program between 2002 and 2010, 94% (29/31) of students achieved licensure in at least one state. If you are unable to view all the data on this Table, please click the image to obtain a full-page display.
Additional Information on Admissions and Outcomes
Additional data on our program’s admissions and outcomes is available on The Graduate School’s website by clicking here and searching for “Clinical Psychology.”