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Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

The PsyD program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-5979).

More information concerning the APA can be obtained by phone or by visiting the APA website.

Time to Degree 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 degree conferred on transcript 45 30 30 24 36 37 47 249
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.37 5.33 5.30 5.17 5.36 5.43  5.38 5.33
Median number of years to complete the program 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  0 0 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Students in 5 years  32 71 22 74 25 84 21 88 28 78 21 57 28 60 177 71
Students in 6 years 9 20 4 13 3 10 2 8  5 13 12 32 17 36 52 21
Students in 7 years 4 9 2 7 0 0 1 4 2 6 3 8 1 2 13 5
Students in more than 7 years  0 0 1 3 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 2 5 2

The PsyD program in clinical psychology does not offer advanced standing to students who have completed prior graduate work. Students who have completed masters-level courses have the option to waive out of one course per semester with the approval of the faculty. Students choosing to waive a course must then take an available elective or upper-level course in order to maintain the minimum credit requirement each semester. All students entering the program are projected to complete the program in five years, regardless of previous graduate work.  

Program Costs

Description 2016-2017 1st Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $32,915
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $32,915
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students N/A
University/Institution Fees or Costs 2016-2017 Academic Year
-Tuition for Returning PsyD students $30,057
-General Registration Fee $25
-Students Registering for Summer Courses $1,110 per credit
-Technology Fee $166 per semester
-Student Health Insurance** $2,177 annual premium
-Joint Degree Program Fee $860/year
-Intellectual Functioning Course Lab Fee (DPSY 505) $175 non-refundable lab fee for testing kit rental. Check or credit card payment due on the first day of DPSY 505 class.
-Petitioning Fee $100
-Commencement Fee $218
-Dissertation Fee $55
-Neuropsychology Certification Track Fee $300 one-time fee
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)  
-Books $1,800
-Housing $12,150
-Transportation $4,470
-Loan Fee $216
Estimated Fee Total $18,636

**Student health insurance is mandatory for all full-time graduate students. The health insurance plan through Widener University does provide psychotherapy coverage. For outpatient visits, payment is made for 50% of covered expenses.

Fees associated with Field Placements

  • Students are responsible for any clearances and associated fees required by practicum and/or internship sites such as child abuse, criminal background check, etc.
  • Students are also responsible for medical expenses associated with tests or inoculations required by their placement sites.
  • Students currently places or completing internship are required to register for DPSY 889A and pay a $25 general registration fee for any semester, including summer in which they are not enrolled in any courses.
  • Students are required to carry malpractice insurance through APAIT. The 2015-2016 annual fee is $35 for a limit of $1,000,000/3,000,000.

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 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100 76 100  65 100  65 100
Students who obtained APPIC member internships 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 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students who obtained any internship  71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100 76 100 65 100 65 100
Students who sought or applied for internships including those who withdrew from the application process  71 - 63 - 61 - 67 - 76 - 65 - 65 -

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 for internships including those who withdrew from the application process 71 - 63 - 61 - 67 - 76 -  65 -  65 -
Students who obtained paid internships 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100 76 100 65 100 65 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable) 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100 76 100  65 100 65 100

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) 48 - 36 - 32 - 33 - 42 - 33 - 26 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts 39 81 30 83 28 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program 5 10 4 11 3 9 32 97 42 100 32 97 26 100
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree 4 8 2 6 1 3 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0

Licensure

Outcome 2006 to 2016
The total number of program graduates (doctoral degrees on transcript) between 2 and 10 years ago 287
The number of these graduates (between 2 and 10 years ago) who became licensed psychologists in the past 10 years 222
Licensure percentage 77%

Note: The program licensure rate is calculated based on 287 graduates with 222 licensed, 13 not licensed, and 52 unknown. When omitting the graduates with data not available, the licensed percentage is equal to 94%.

  • Over 93% of graduates pass the national examination leading to licensure in professional psychology on the first attempt.
  • Over 95% of graduates pass the Pennsylvania examination in ethics and the law in professional psychology on the first attempt.

Career Paths

  • Over 95% of licensed graduates are working in the field of professional psychology.
  • Over 25% of graduates go on to publish scholarly work within their first five years upon completing the program.

Tracks

  • Among students who concentrate in neuropsychology, over 90% obtained a post-doctoral fellowship immediately upon completing the program.
  • All students who complete the school psychology track obtained certification in Pennsylvania, and 100% of the students who completed the school psychology track passed the Pennsylvania School Psychology Examination, which is based on the National Association of School Psychologists Certification Examination.  Many receive certification in other states.
  • All students who have taken the examination of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America passed the examination.