Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

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 Completion
for Students entering the PsyD Program with a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2005 - 2006 2006 - 2007 2007 - 2008 2008 - 2009 2009 - 2010 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2012 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 31 28 19 44 26 29 23 200
Mean number of years to complete the program 5.19  5.34  5.23  5.03  5.13  5.13 
Median number of years to complete the program
Time to Degree Ranges N % N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students in less than 5 years  0 0 0  0 0  0 0  1 4  1 3  0 0 2 1
Students in 5 years  24 77 28  100  19 100 32  73  22 85 25  86  21 92 171 85
Students in 6 years 6 19  0 0  0 0 20  0 0  3 10  1 4 19 10
Students in 7 years 0  0 0  0 0  3 7  2 7  0 0  1 4 6 3
Students in more than 7 years 4  0  0  0 0  0 0  1 4  0 0  0 0 2 1

Time to Completion
for Students Entering the JD/PsyD Program with a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree

Outcome Year in which Degrees were Conferred
2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 Total
Total number of students with doctoral degree conferred on transcript 1 2 3 1 4 1 1 13
Mean number of years to complete the program 6 6 6.67 7 6 8 6 6.38
Median number of years to complete the program  6
                 
Time to Degree Ranges 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
Students in 5 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students in 6 years 1 100 2 100 2 67 0 0 4 100 0 0 1 100 10 77
Students in 7 years 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
Students in more than 7 years 0 0 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 1 100 0 0 2 15

Program Costs

Tuition for full-time students (in and out of state)* $28,472
General Registration Fee $25.00/semester
Students registering for summer courses $1,052 per credit tuition fee
Technology Fee $154/semester
Intellectual Functioning Course
Lab Fee (DPSY 505A)
$450.00* ($275 course fee for purchase of testing manuals + $175 non-refundable lab fee for testing kit rental)   * $450 check or credit card payment due on the first day of DPSY 505A class 
Student Health Insurance ** $2,117.00 annual premium
Joint Program Fee  $832.00/year*
PsyD/HSEd Joint Program Fee  $1,500  
There is a 3 credit summer course in an advanced year of the program for PsyD/HSEd students with an associated cost.
 Track Fees  
Neuropsychology $300.00/one-time fee  
School Psychology $150.00/per semester for 2 semesters  
Petitioning Fee $80.00  

Commencement Fee

(Dissertation Fee)

$335.00  

**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 2013-2014 annual fee is $35 for a limit of $1,000,000/3,000,000.

Internship Placement - Table 1

Outcome  Year Applied for Internship
2005-  2006 2006-   2007 2007-   2008 2008-   2009 2009-   2010 2010-   2011 2011-   2012
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who sought or applied for internships* 62  - 68 - 72 - 71 - 63 - 61 - 67 -
Students who obtained internships  62 100 68 100 72 100 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100
Students who obtained APA/CPA-accredited internships  62 100 68 100 72 100 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100
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
*Includes students that withdrew from the internship application process               
                                     

Internship Placement - Table 2

 Outcome Year Applied for Internship
2005-   2006 2006-   2007 2007-   2008 2008-   2009 2009-   2010 2010-   2011 2011-   2012
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students who obtained internships 62 100 68 100 72 100 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100
Students who obtained paid internships  62 100 68 100 72 100 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100
Students who obtained half-time internships* (if applicable)  62 100 68 100 72 100 71 100 63 100 61 100 67 100

Attrition

Variable Year of First Enrollment
2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010- 2011 2011-2012
N % N % N % N % N % N % N %
Students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (i.e. new students)  35 - 35 - 29 - 48 - 36 - 32 - 33 -
Students whose doctoral degrees were conferred on their transcripts  26 74 28 80 22 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Students still enrolled in program  5 14 2 6 7 24 44 92 32 89 30 94 31 94
Students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of doctoral degree  4 11 5 14 0 0 4 8 4 11 2 6 2 6

Licensure

Outcome 2002 — 2003 to 2009 — 2010
Total number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcript in time period 270
Number of students with doctoral degrees conferred on transcripts who became licensed doctoral psychologists in time period 209
Licensure percentage 77%

 

The program licensure rate is calculated based on 270 graduates with 209 licensed, 12 not licensed, and 49 unknown.  When omitting the graduates with data not available, the licensed percentage is equal to 95%. 

  • 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.