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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:

Susan Zlotlow, 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

The average time to complete the Clinical PsyD program for those who graduated from 2006-2007 through 2012-2013 is 6.27 years, the median is 6 years, and the most frequently occurring completion time (mode) is 5 years.  Specifically, 46% completed in 5 years, 16% completed in 6 years, 17% completed in 7 years, and 21% completed in more than 7 years.  These data reflect all graduates from 2006 to present.  Changes made to the course sequence during that time period have made it more feasible for students to begin the dissertation process sooner, thereby shortening their time to complete the program.  The program is designed to be completed in 5 years.  The average time to completion for graduates who entered the program from 2005 to present is 5.1 years.

 

Outcome

Year in which degrees were conferred

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Total  
Total # of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript 27 30 23 17 24 25 18 164
Mean # of years to complete the program 7.7 6.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.2 6.04
Median # of years to complete the program 7 7 6 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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Students in 5 years 3 (11%) 9 (30%) 10 (43.5%) 11 (64.7%) 20 (83.3%) 22 (88%) 16 (88.8%) 91 (55.5%)
Students in 6 years 3 (11%) 5 (17%) 4 (17.4%) 4 (23.5%) 1 (4.2%) 1 (4%) 1 (5.6%) 19 (11.6%)
Students in 7 years 8 (30%) 9 (30%) 3 (13%) 1 (5.9%) 2 (8.3%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 25 (15.2%)
Students in more than 7 years 13 (48%) 7 (23%) 6 (26.1%) 1 (5.9%) 1 (4.2%) 0 (0%) 1 (5.6%) 29 (17.7%)

 

 

Program Costs & Fellowships/Available Funding  

Clinical PsyD tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $1052 per credit ($32,610 total for year one) and the comprehensive fee is $181 per term (for campus technology, library services, gym access, after hours parking, and Student Government funding).  Students will incur additional fees for items including assessment materials purchased in year two (the average cost per student in 2013 was $874, with costs ranging from $842 to $889), texts (year one average: $1368, year two average: $2051, years three and beyond vary based on electives), and dissertation binding (for 2013, the binding fee is $20 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 information on Financial Aid. 

The Psychology Department provides opportunities for students to earn money for their educational expenses through Graduate Assistant (GA) and 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 Student Affairs Office.  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

2013-2014 1st-year Cohort Cost

Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $32,612 ($1052/credit x 31 credits)
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $32,612 ($1052/credit x 31 credits)
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students (if applicable) N/A
University/institution fees or costs $725 ($181/term for fall, winter, & spring terms; $182 for summer term)
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 to Internship

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships 20

-

17

-

18

-

24

-

27

-

18

-

28

-

Students who obtained internships 20 100% 17 100% 18 100% 22 92% 27 100% 17 94.4% 27 96%
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships 5 25% 6 35% 6 33% 10 42% 12 44% 8 44.4% 17 60.7%
Students who obtained APPIC member internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 10 50% 10 59% 12 67% 12 50% 15 56% 9 50% 8 28.6%
Students who obtained other membership organization internships (e.g. CAPIC) that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Students who obtained internships conforming to CDSPP guidelines that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Students who obtained other internships that were not APA/CPA-accredited (if applicable) 5 25% 1 6% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 2 7%
 

Table 2

Outcome

Year Applied to Internship

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained internships 20 100% 17 100% 18 100% 22 92% 27 100% 17 94% 27 96%
Students who obtained paid internships 20 100% 17 100% 18 100% 22 92% 27 100% 17 94% 27 96%
Students who obtained half-time internships (if applicable) 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%

 


 


Attrition

Variable

Year of First Enrollment

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students) 25

-

28

-

28

-

30

-

27

-

32

-

29

-

Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 21 84% 23 82% 16 57% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Students still enrolled in program 3 12% 3 11% 8 29% 27 90% 19 70% 29 91% 29 100%
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 1 4% 2 7% 4 14% 3 10% 8 30% 3 9% 0 0%

*Reasons for attrition include personal and family medical illness, geographic relocation, unplanned family crisis, change in financial situation, or failure to return from leave of absences.  90.5% of attrition (19 students total) as shown above was for the aforementioned personal reasons.  Academic dismissal accounted for only 9.5% of attrition (2 students total).

 



Licensure Outcomes of Graduates

Of the Clinical PsyD program's 219 graduates between 2004 and 2011 (the most recent year of license-eligible graduates), 148 (68%) 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.  Based on data reported in our 2009 APA Self Study, of those graduates who were unlicensed, over 87% were planning to seek licensure with 66.7% obtaining hours toward licensure at that time.  Of interest, almost 50% of the group reported that they were also planning to eventually obtain the diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Outcome

2003-2004 to 2010-2011

Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 219
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period 148
Licensure percentage 68%
Last Updated: 7/30/14